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RE Ethics 5

RE Christianity Ethics Key Words 5 Global Concerns

To help or assist people in need, usually by gifts or money. Most people think of this as donating to charities that provide help for the poor, particularly in the developing world. Aid
Catholic Fund for Overseas Development - a private charity established by the Bishops of England and Wales to bring aid to less economically developed countries. CAFOD
A charity working on behalf of the British and Irish churches in combating poverty throughout the world; campaigns under the slogan 'we believe in death'. Christian Aid
Changes to the climate, believed by some scientists to be irreparably damaging that have been caused by human lifestyles. Climate Change
Looking after the environment and protecting animals. Conservation
Projects set up to protect the environment. Conservation projects
Meetings of international leaders aimed at reaching an agreement that will reduce environmental pollution and climate change. Earth summits
Also known as short term aid. Help given to communities in the time of a disaster or crisis eg food during famine, shelter after and earthquake. Emergency Aid
A term used to refer to the planet on which we live and its resources. Environment
Looking after the natural resources of the planet by taking steps to protect them. Environmental Conservation
A method of trade in which the producer of the product receives a fair payment for his/her product ie fair trade bananas. Fair Trade
Issues which affect the whole world and all of the people in it. Global Concerns
A system of ethics about what is right or wrong. Morality
The places where species of animals live in the world. Natural habitats
Resources that are part of the environment eg. water, minerals and which are used and often abused by humans. Natural resources
The contamination of something, especially the environment. Pollution.
Condition of being without money, food and other basic needs of life. Poverty
Re-using materials eg. paper, plastic, glass, in the interest of environmental conservation. Re-cycling
The idea that believers have a duty to look after the environment on behalf of God. Stewardship
1)Irish word for mercy. 2)Charity established by the Irish Bishops to help alleviate poverty in the developing world. Trocaire
The idea the the majority of the world's population actually live in conditions of extreme hardship or need. World poverty
Rain made acidic by contamination through pollution in the atmosphere as the result of emissions from factories, vehicles, power stations etc. Acid rain
Statements about the need to protect animals and the environment made on behalf of the different major religions including Christianity. Assisi Declarations
Able to be broken down by bacteria in the environment. Bio-degradable
Owing something (usually money) to someone else. Debt
The cutting down of large amounts of forest usually because of business needs. Deforestation
When all members of a species have died out and that species will never exist on Earth again. Extinction
The scientific concept that the world is getting warmer. Global warming
The trapping of heat from the sun in the lower atmosphere , due to an increase in carbon dioxide, methane and other pollutants. Greenhouse effect
Disasters caused by nature, eg earthquakes, volcanoes. Natural disasters
Not able to be broken down in the environment. Non-biodegradable
A layer of ozone in the upper atmosphere that absorbs most of the suns harmful radiation; CFC's are harmful to it. (Chlorofluorocarbons) Ozone layer
A substance (poison) used to destroy insects and pests that attack crops. Pesticides
Giving needy peole emergency donations, eg, food in times of disaster, medical aid, sometimes referred to as emergency aid. Short term aid
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