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Justice

Doing what is right and fair based on the law.

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Law

Guidelines as to how people should behave in society.

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Punish

Impose a penalty on someone for doing something wrong.

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Reconciliation

Restoring peace and friends between individuals or groups.

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Agnostic

Someone who believes it is not possible to know whether god exists or not.

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Atheist

Someone who does not believe in God.

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Humanist

A non religious person who looks to reason and empathy.

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Adultery

A couple having sex where one or both is married to someone else.

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Civil Disobedience

Refusing to comply with certain laws as a form of peaceful protest against them.

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Cybercrime

Crime committed online.

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Rehabilitate

Restore something to law abiding life.

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Free Will

Having the freedom to chose what to do.

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Blasphemy

Disrespect towards God or something sacred.

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Deterrence

Discouragement from doing something.

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Protection

Keeping someone or something from criminal harm.

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Reformation

Changing someone or something for the better.

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Retribution

Punishment given in revenge for a wrong that has been done.

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Offender Behaviour programme.

Scheme intended to reduce reoffending by tackling issues associated with crime.

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Reconcile.

Restore friendly relations with someone.

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Reoffend

To return to criminal behaviour

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Restorative Justice

A form of rehab where criminals are given the opportunity to meet victims of crime.

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Human Rights

Rights which all human beings are entitled to.

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Torture

Inflicting severe pain on someone.

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Fair Trial.

A public hearing by an independent tribunal established by law.

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Begotten

To be born of.

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Holy Spirit

The spirit of God.

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Jesus Christ

The son of God.

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Trinity

God as one being in three persons.

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Charismatic

A power given by God.

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Humanity

All human beings.

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Spiritual Gifts

Gifts given by God to believers.

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Creationism

The belief that the world was created in a literal six days.

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Conservation

Protecting something from being damaged or destroyed.

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Environment

The surroundings in which plants and animals live and on which they depend for life.

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Free Will

Having the freedom to choose what to do.

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Stewardship

Looking after something so it can be passed onto the next generation.

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Incarnation

To take on flesh.

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Crucifixion

Being nailed to the cross and left to die.

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Sin

Anything that prevents a relationship with God.

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Atonement

The action of restoring a relationship with God.

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Grace

Undeserved Love

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Law

Guidelines as to how people should behave.

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Repentance

To say sorry for and turn away from any wrongdoing.

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Day of Judgement

Time when God assesses a person's life and actions.

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Eschatology

An area of Christian theology that is concerned with life after death.

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Vale of soul-making

An environment in which human beings can overcome evil by making good choices.

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Ascension

Going to heaven.

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Resurrection

Rising from the dead.

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Intercession

Prayers for those who are suffering.

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Satan

The adversary.

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Purgatory

A place where the souls of the dead cleansed and prepared for heaven.

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Omnipotence

All-powerful.

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Natural Evil

Suffering caused by natural events.

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Moral Evil

Suffering caused by humans.

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Salvation

Being saved from sin.

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Benevolence

All-good.

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Universalism

The belief because of the love and mercy of God, that everyone will go to heaven.

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Immortal soul

A soul that lives on after the death of the physical body.

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Heaven

Place of eternal paradise.

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Hell

Place of punishment.

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Creed

A statement of firmly held beliefs.

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Epiphany

A moment of suddenly revealing something surprising or great.

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Advent

A season of preparation for Christmas

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Vision

Seeing or hearing someone or something holy.

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Shrine

A holy place.

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Pilgrimage

A journey to a religious or holy place.

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Prayer

A way of communicating with God.

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Eucharist

The ceremony commemorating the La Supper.

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Sacrament

An important Christian ceremony.

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Denominations

The name given to the main groups within the Church.

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Baptism

Where a person is welcomed into the Christian ceremony.

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Liturgical

A set form of worship.

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Non-liturgical

A form of worship which is not set.

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Sermon

A talk or teaching from a church leader.

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Anoint

Applying oil to a person's head.

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Worship

Believers expressing love for God.

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39 Articles of Religion

A historical record of beliefs held by the Church of England.

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Holy Week

The week before Easter.

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Nativity

The week before Easter.

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Prophecy

The birth of someone.

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Vigil

Staying awake in night in order to pray.

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Convert

To change from one set of beliefs to another.

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Mission

Sending individuals or groups to spread the Christian message.

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Evangelism

Preaching the gospels in order to attract new believers.