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Flashcards in Religion and Society - DEFINITIONS: Rights and Responsibilities Deck (12):
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Bible

the holy book of Christians

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Church

the community of Christians (with a small c it means a Christian place of worship)

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Conscience

an inner feeling of the rightness or wrongness of an action

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The Decalogue

the Ten Commandments

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Democratic processes

the ways in which all citizens can take part in government (usually through elections)

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Electoral processes

the ways in which voting is organised

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The Golden Rule

the teaching of Jesus that you should treat others as you would like them to treat you

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Human rights

the rights and freedoms to which everyone is entitled

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Political party

a group which tries to be elected into power on the basis of its policies (e.g. Labour, Conservative)

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Pressure group

a group formed to influence government policy on a particular issue

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Situation Ethics

the idea that Christians should base moral decisions on what is the most loving thing to do

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Social change

the way in which society has changed and is changing (and also the possibilities for future change)