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1

How have people attempted to gain territory or settle disputes

Through fighting

2

Why are rules of war different

Murder and killing is considered to be acceptable

3

Which denomination of Christians will never take part in war

Quakers

4

What are the four key concepts about Christian beliefs towards war

Peace, justice, forgiveness and reconciliation

5

Give two definitions of peace

Absence of war and a feeling of happiness, wellbeing and tranquility

6

How can peace be gained

Though religious faith, especially prayer and meditation

7

Why are many wars fought

To achieve justice

8

What is justice often linked with

Equality

9

Define justice

Bringing about what is right and fair, according to the law or making up for a wrong

10

Define forgiveness

Showing grace and mercy and pardoning someone for what they have done wrong

11

Why do Christians believe forgiveness is important

As it means you can live peacefully

12

What does forgiveness not necessarily mean

That no action should be taken to right a wrong

13

Once wrong is righted, what should follow

Forgiveness

14

Who do Christians believe sets a good example for forgiveness

God, as by offering forgiveness himself to all who ask for it in faith

15

Define reconciliation

A sacrament in the Catholic Church or when individuals and groups restore friendly relations after conflict or disagreement

16

What do Christians believe reconciliation is more than

It is more than just apologising, it involves a conscious effort to rebuild a relationship

17

What is the right to protest considered as

A fundamental democratic freedom

18

How can the police intercept protests

By requesting alterations to the routes or even applying to get it banned

19

Why would police request to ban a march

If they predict that violence will be involved

20

Define a protest

An expression of disapproval, often in public group

21

Define violence

Using actions that threaten or harm others

22

Do any religions promote violence in their teachings

No

23

Define terrorism

The unlawful use of violence, usually against innocent civilians to achieve a political goal

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What do terrorists associate their cause with

A religion

25

What can also lead to countries invading others to take over control of important resources

Greed

26

Define greed

A selfish desire for something

27

Why is greed dangerous

Rich and powerful countries get richer and more powerful which potentially causes poverty in the defeated country as their main source of income is taken away

28

Why is self defence believed to be morally acceptable

As people have a right to defend the values, beliefs and ways of life that their country lives by

29

Define self defence

Acting to prevent harm to yourself or others

30

Define retaliation

Deliberately harming someone as a response to them harming you