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Organ donation

Giving organs to be used in transplant surgery

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Bible

The holy book of christians

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Decalogue

The ten commandments

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The church

The community of church (with a small c means a christian place of worship

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Situation ethics

The idea that christmans should base moral discisions on what is the most loving thing to do

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Human rights

The rights and freedom to which everyone is entitled

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Democratic processes

The ways in which citizens can take part in the goverment

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Golden rule

The teaching of jesus that you should treat others as you would like them to treat you

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Pressure group

A group foamed to influence government policy on a particular issue

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Political party

A group in which trys to be elected to be in power of a particular issue

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Electoral processes

The way in which voting is organised

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Global warming

The increase in temperature of the earth's atmosphere (to be thought to be caused by green house effect

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Natural resources

Naturally occuring materials, such as oil and fertile land which can be used by humans

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Conservation

Protecting and preserving natural resources and the environment

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Creation

The act of creating the universe or the universe which has been created

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Environment

The surroundings in which plant and animals live on and depend to live

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Stewardship

Looking after something so it can be passed on to the next generation

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Artificial insemination

Inserting semen into the uterus by artifical means

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Embryo

A fertilised egg in its first 8 weeks of conception

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Infertility

Not being able to have children

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IVF

The method of fertilising a human egg in a test tube

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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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Social change

The way in which society has changed and is changing (and also possible change in the future)

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Sexism

Descriminating against people because of there gender

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Conflict resolution

Bringing a fight or a conflict to a peaceful conclusion

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Religious pluralism

Accepting all religions as havjng a equal right to coexist

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The united nations

An international body set up to promote world peace and co-operation

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Religious freedom

The right to practice your religion and change your religion

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World peace

The ending of war throughout the whole world ( the basic aim of the united nation)