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Immortality of the soul

The idea that the soul lives on after death of the body

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Resurrection

The belief that, after death, the body stays in the grave until the end of the world when it is raised

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Near death experience

When someone about to die has an out of body experience

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Paranormal

Unexplained things which are thought to have spiritual causes

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Reincarnation

The belief that, after death, souls are reborn into a new body

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Abortion

The removal of a foetus from the womb before it survived

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Sanctity of life

The belief that life is holy and belongs to God

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Assisted suicide

Providing a seriously ill person with the means to commit suicide

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Euthanasia

The painless killing of someone dying form s painful disease

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Non - voluntary euthanasia

Ending someone's life painlessly when they are unable to ask, but you have good reason for thinking they would want you to do so

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Voluntary euthanasia

Ending life painlessly when someone in great pain asks for death

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Quality of life

The idea that life must have some benefits for it to be worth living

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Agnosticism

Not being sure whether God
exists

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Atheism

Believing that God does not exist

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Conversion

When your life is changed by giving yourself to God

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Free will

The idea that human beings are free to make their own choices

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Miracle

Something which seems to break a law of science and makes you think only God could have done it

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Moral evil

Actions done by humans which cause suffering

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Natural evil

Things which cause suffering but have nothing to do with humans

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Numinous

The feeling of the presence of something greater than you

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Omni-benevolent

The belief that God is all loving

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Omni-potent

The belief that God is all powerful

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Omniscient

The belief that God knows everything that has happened and everything that is going to happen

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Prayer

An attempt to contact God, usually through words

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Adultery

A sexual act between a married person and someone other than their marriage partner

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Civil partnership

A legal ceremony giving a homosexual couple the same legal rights as a husband and wife

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Cohabitation

Living together without being married

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Contraception

Intentionally preventing pregnancy from occurring

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Faithfulness

Staying with your marriage partner and only having sex with them

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Homosexuality

Sexual attraction to the same sex

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Nuclear family

Mother, father and children living as a unit

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Pre-marital sex

Sex before marriage

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Procreation

Making new life

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Promiscuity

Having sex with a number of partners without commitment

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Re-constituted family

Where two sets of children (stepbrothers and stepsisters) become one family when their divorced parents marry each other

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Re-marriage

Marrying again after being divorced from a pervious marriage

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Community cohesion

A common vision and shared sense of belonging for all groups in society

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Discrimination

Treating people less favourable because of their ethnicity/gender/age/class

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Ethnic minority

A member of an ethnic group (race) which is much smaller than the majority group

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Interfaith marriages

Marriage where the husband and wife are from different religions

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Multi-ethnic society

Many different races and cultures living together in one society

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Multi-faith society

Many different religions living together in one society

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Prejudice

Believing some people are inferior or superior without even knowing them

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Racial harmony

Different races/ colours living together happily

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Racism

The belief that some races are superior to others

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Religious freedom

The right to practice your religion and to change your religion

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Religious pluralism

Accepting all religions as having equal right to coexist

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Sexism

Discriminating against people because of their gender