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not being sure whether God exists.
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believing that God doesn't exist
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When your life is changed by giving youself to God
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free will
the idea that humans are free to make their own choices
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something which seems to break the law of science and makes you think only God could have done it
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moral evil
actions done by humans which causes suffering
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natural evil
things which cause suffering but have nothing to do with humans
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the feeling of the presence of something greater than you
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the belief that God is all-good/loving
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the belief that God is all-powerful
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the belief that God knows everything that has happened and everything that is going to happen
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an attempt to contact God, usually through words
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the removal of a foetus from the womb before it can survive
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assisted suicide
providing a seriously ill person with the means to commit suicide
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the painless killing of someone dying from a painful disease
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immorality of the soul
the idea that the soul lives on after the death of the body
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near-death experience
when someone about to die has an out of body experience
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non-voluntary euthanasia
ending someone's life painlessly when they are unable to ask, but you have a good reason for thinking they would want you to do so
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unexplained things which are thought to have spiritual causes e.g. ghosts,mediums
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quality of life
the idea that life must have some benefits for it to be worth living
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the belief that, after death, souls are reborn into a new body
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the belief that, after death, the body stays in the grave until the end of the world when it is raised
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sancity of life
the belief that life is holy and belongs to God
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voluntary euthanasia
ending life painlessly when someone in great pain asks for death
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a sexual act between a married person and someone other than their marriage partner
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civil partnership
a legal ceremony giving a homosexual couple the same legal rights as a husband and wife
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living together without being married
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intentionally preventing pregnancy from occuring
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staying with your marriage partner and having sex with ony them
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sexual attraction to the same sex
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nuclear family
mother,father and children living as a unit
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pre-martial sex
sex before marriage
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making a new life
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having sex with a number of parthers without commitment
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re-constituted family
where two sets of children (stepbrothers and stepsisters) become one family when their divorced parents marry each other
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marrying again after being divorced from a previous marriage
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community cohesion
a common vision and shared sense of belonging for all groups in society
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treating people less favourably because of their ethnicity/gender/colour/sexuality/age/class
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ethnic minority
a member of an ethnic group (race) which is much smaller than the majority group
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interfaith marriage
a marriage in which the huband and wife are from different religions
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multi-ethnic society
many different races and cultures living together in one society
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multi-faith society
many different religions living together in one society
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believing some people are inferior or superior without even knowing them
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racial harmony
different races/colours living together happily
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the belief that some races are superior to others
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religious freedom
the right to practise your religion and change your religion
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religious pluralism
accepting all religions as having an equal right to coexist
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discrimiating against people because of their gender (being male or female)
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the holy book of Christians
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the community of Christians (church with a small "c" means a Christian place of worship
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an inner feeling of the rightness and wrongness of an action
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the Decalogue
the Ten Commandments
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democratic processes
the way in which all citizens can take part in government (usually through elections)
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electoral processes
the ways in which voting is organised
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the Golden Rule
the teaching of Jesus that you should treat others as you would like them to treat you
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human rights
the rights and freedom to which everyone is entitled
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political party
a group which tries to be elected into power on the basis of its policies (e.g. Labour, Conservative)
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pressure group
a group formed to influence a government policy on a particular issue
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Situation Ethics
the idea that Christian should base moral decisions on what is the most loving thing to do
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social change
the way in which society has changed and is changing (and also the possibilities for future change)
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artificial insemination
injecting ***** into the uterus by artificial means
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protecting and preserving natural resources and the environment
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the act of creating the universe or the universe which has been created
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a fertilised egg in the first eight weeks after contraception
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the surroundings in which plants and animals live and on which they depend to live
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global warming
the increase in the temperature of the Earth's atmosphere( thought to be caused by the green house effect)
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not being able to have children
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in-vitro fertlisation (IVF)
the method of fertilising a human egg in a test tube
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natural resources
naturally occuring materials, such as oil and fertile land, which can be used by humans
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organ donation
giving organs to be used in transplant surgery
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looking after something so it can be passed on to the next generation
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an arrangement whereby a woman bears a child on behalf of another woman or where an egg is donated and fertilised by the husband through IVF and then implanted into the wife's uterus
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attacking without being provoked
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intimidating/frightening people weaker than yourself
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conflict resolution
bringing a fight or struggle to a peaceful conclusion
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taking advantage of a weaker group
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stopping blaming someone and/or pardoning them for what they have done wrong
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just war
a war which is fought for the right reasons and in a right way
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the belief that all disputes should be settled by peaceful means
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bringing together people who were opposed to each other
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treating a person or their feelings with consideration
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the United Nations
an international body set up to promote world peace and cooperation
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weapons of mass destruction
weapons which can destroy large areas and numbers of people
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world peace
the ending of war throughout the whole world (the basic aim of the United Nations)
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a recurring compulsion to engage in an activity regardless of its bad effects
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capital punishment
the death penalty for a crime or offence
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an act against the law
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the idea that punishments should be of such a nature that they will be put people off (deter) committing crimes
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the act of judging people and their actions.
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due allocation of reward and punishment/the maintenance of what it is right
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rules made by Parliament and enforceable by the courts
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the idea that punishments should try to change criminals so that they will not commit crimes again
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restore to normal life
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being responsible for one's actions
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the idea that punishments should make criminals pay for what they have done wrong
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an act against the will of God
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