Unit 8 Keywords

Bible
The holy book of Christians
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Church/church
Church - The community of Christians // church - a small 'c' means a Christian place of worship
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Conscience
An inner feeling of the rightness or wrongness of an action
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The Decalogue
The 10 Commandments
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Democratic Processes
The ways in which all citizens can take part in government (usually through elections)
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Electoral Processes
The ways in which voting is organized
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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 freedoms to which everyone is entilted
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Political Party
A group that tries to be elected into power on the basis of it's policies e.g. Labour, Conservative
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Pressure Group
A group formed to influence the government on a particular issue
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Situation Ethics
The idea that Christians should base their moral decisions on what to do 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 possible changes for the future)
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Artificial Insemination
Injecting sperm into the uterus by artificial means
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Conservation
Protecting and preserving natural resources and the environment
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Creation
The act of creating the universe of the universe that has been created
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Embryo
A fertilized egg in the first eight weeks after conception
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Environment
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 greenhouse effect)
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Infertlity
Not being able to have children.
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In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
The method of fertilising a human egg in a test tube.
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Natural Resources
Naturally occurring 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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Stewardship
Looking after something so it can be passed on to the next generation.
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Surrogacy
An arrangement whereby a woman bears a child on behalf of another woman OR where an egg is donated (embryo donation) and fertilised by the husband through IVF and then implanted into the wife's uterus
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Aggression
Attacking without being provoked
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Bullying
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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Exploitation
Taking advantage of a weaker group
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Forgiveness
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 the right way
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Pacifism
The belief that all disputes should be settled by peaceful means
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Reconciliation
Bringing together people who were opposed to each other.
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Respect
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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Addicition
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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Crime
An act against the law
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Deterrence
The idea that punishments should be of such a nature that they will put people off (deter) committing crimes
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Judgement
The act of judging people and their actions
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Justice
Due allocation of reward and punishment // The maintenance of what is right and wrong
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Law
Rules made by Parliament and enforceable by the courts
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Reform
The idea that punishments should try to change criminals so that they will not commit crimes again
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Rehabilitation
Restore to normal life
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Responsibility
Being responsible for one's actions
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Retribution
The idea that punishments should make people for what they have done wrong
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Sin
An act against the will of God
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Card 2

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Church/church

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Church - The community of Christians // church - a small 'c' means a Christian place of worship

Card 3

Front

Conscience

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Card 4

Front

The Decalogue

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Card 5

Front

Democratic Processes

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