Key Words Glossary 8.1

Unit 8.1: Religion, rights and responsibilities


Unit 8.1: Bible


The holy book of Christians

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Unit 8.1: Church




The community of Christians

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Unit 8.1: Conscience



An inner feeling of the rightness or wrongness of an action

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Unit 8.1: The Decalogue




The Ten Commandments

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Unit 8.1: Democratic Processes

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

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Unit 8.1: Electoral Processes




The ways in which voting is organised

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Unit 8.1: The Golden Rule



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

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Unit 8.1: Human Rights



The rights and freedoms to which everyone is entitled

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Unit 8.1: Political Party



A group which tries to be elected into power on the bases of its policies (e.g. Labour/Consecutives)

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Unit 8.1: Pressure Group



A group formed to influence government policy on particular issue

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Unit 8.1: Situation Ethics



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

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Unit 8.1: Social Change



The way in which society has changed and is changing (and also the possibilities for its future

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