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1

Outline three Christian beliefs about peace.

- War can never be justified.
- Some feel that in certain situations, fighting is necessary.
- Jesus was a peacemaker.

2

Explain two reasons why Christians believe peace making is important.

- Jesus was a peacemaker: want to follow him and his example.
- World Council of Churches: They bring Christians together and follow Jesus' example.

3

Outline three causes of war.

- Religion.
- Fear.
- National pride.

4

Explain two reasons why a non-religious person may argue that religion causes war.

- The Crusades: example of religion causing war.
- The Troubles: Another example.

5

Outline three Christian belief about pacifism.

- Quakers believe that war can never be justified.
- Aggressors always win.

6

Explain two conditions of the Just war theory.

- Warfare must be careful: no nuclear weapons and that the warfare is not reckless.
- There is a reasonable chance of success: meaning that the war is not a stupid war.

7

Explain two reasons why the Just war theory is important to Christians.

- "Rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God's servants".
- It is right that armed forces should protect the nation from enemies.

8

Outline three problems of WMD.

- Extremely difficult to control.
- They kill innocent civilians.

9

Outline three Christian beliefs about conflict.

- Jesus is a peacemaker.
- We should follow Jesus.
- Should always look for peaceful option.