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1

what is forgiveness

the idea that after wrongs have been committed, there has to be a way forward for that relationship

2

what is a buddhist attitude towards forgiveness

- lack of forgiveness only hurts you
- Buddha says that anger is like "holding in to hot coal - intending to throw it at someone -but you are the one who gets burned"
- suggest that anger eats away at people so forgiveness prevents more hurt

3

what is a christian attitude towards forgiveness (enemies)

- we should forgive everyone who does wrong to us
- jesus said "love your enemies"
- in order to love you must forgive and therefore leave no one to be the enemy

4

what is a muslim attitude towards forgiveness

- forgiveness will make Allah think highly of you
- quran says " those who pardon and maintain righteousness are rewarded by God"
- tells us forgiveness is a higher quality that Allah will reward after faced with injustice

5

what is a christian attitude towards forgiveness (number of times)

- we should never hold on to grudges
- "forgive 70 x 7 times" - jesus
- suggests that we should always try to understand the wrong doers and theres no limit to how many time you can forgive

6

what is a christian attitude towards peace (pope)

- "everyone should commit themselves to peace" pope john paul III

7

what is a christian attitude towards peace (rule)

- christians believe that peace is a simple display of equality
- the golden rule "treat others the same way you want to be treated"
- teaching tells us to think about the negative feelings we would have if we didnt have peace, so we should spread it to others too

8

how do religious believers help victims of war

- joining an organisation to strengthen its work thorough contributions
- taking a job which directly helps with victims of war
- campaigning politically and encouraging others to do so
- holding vigils and praying for peace
- employing peace negotiators

9

what are the benefits of forgiveness

- allows the victim to let go of negative emotions and ideas
- lets them and the criminal to move on
- its a method of the victim personally dealing with the criminal, giving them what they think they deserve