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RE Ethics 6

RE Christianity Ethics Key Words 6 Conflict

What is morally right and wrong applies to all circumstances at all times. Absolute morality
Misuse of the world and the environment. Abuse
Form of punishment where a prisoner is put to death for the crimes they have committed. The death penalty. Capital punishment
A form of punishment in which the criminal has to perform tasks useful to society, rather than going to prison. Community service
To put people off committing crimes. Deterrence
A form of punishment where the offender pays a sum of money. Fine
When a person is put in jail for committing a crime. Imprisonment
A war that the Christian church defines as acceptable: this has to meet certain criteria. The idea was first developed by St Thomas Aquinas and the Roman Catholic Church. Just War
Bringing about what is right and fair according to the law or making up for a wrong that has been committed. Justice
A system of ethics about what is right or wrong. Morality
The increase in the number of states that have the potential to use nuclear weapons. Nuclear Proliferation
A war in which participants use nuclear weapons. Nuclear war
The belief that it is unacceptable to take part in war and any other form of violence. Pacifism
An absence of war and conflict, which leads to happiness and harmony. Peace
To stop the criminal hurting anyone in society, an aim of punishment. Protection
That which is done to people because they have broken a law. Punishment
A sacrament in the Roman Catholic Church. When two groups of people who have disagreed or fought with each other make up. Reconciliation
To change someone's behaviour for the better. An aim of punishment. Reformation
What is morally right or wrong in any situation depends upon its particular circumstances. Relative morality
To 'get your own back' on the criminal, cased on the Old Testament teaching of 'an eye for an eye'. An aim of punishment aimed at being proportionate to the offence committed. Retribution
When groups use violence, or the threat of violence, to achieve their aims, rather than using democratic process. The violence is often indiscriminate and intended to create an atmosphere of fear. Terrorism
A member of the Church of England or the Churches worldwide that are linked to it. Anglican
Sacred book of Christians containing both the Old and New Testaments. The Bible
Someone who believes in Jesus Christ and follows the religion based on his teachings. Christian
A rule for living, given by God. Commandment
A feeling of pity that makes one want to help. Compassion
A distinct group within the Christian faith, with its own organisation and traditions. Some major Christian denominations in Britain and Ireland include the Roman Catholic, Methodist and Anglican Churches. Denomination
When a country get rid of its weapons. Disarmament
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