Unit 8 Keywords

The holy book of Christians
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Church - The community of Christians // church - a small 'c' means a Christian place of worship
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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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Protecting and preserving natural resources and the environment
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The act of creating the universe of the universe that has been created
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A fertilized egg in the first eight weeks after conception
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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 greenhouse effect)
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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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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 (embryo donation) 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 the 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 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 is right and wrong
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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 people for what they have done wrong
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An act against the will of God
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Church - The community of Christians // church - a small 'c' means a Christian place of worship

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The Decalogue


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Democratic Processes


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