Examine Christian beliefs on human rights and social justice and how Christian teachings can impact a Christian's view on human rights and social justice.
What are human rights?
Laws that state humans can do anything they wish
Basic freedoms of every human in the world
Laws that state all humans should have the right to work
What is social justice?
Just or equal opportunities and resources within a society
When a criminal gets sent to prison
A Christian charity
In what way might Christians promote human rights?
Supporting charities such as Amnesty International
Wearing the symbol of the cross
Attempting to convert people to their religion
What type of love is ‘agape’ love?
What is liberation theology?
Applying faith and religious beliefs to help and support others, particularly those who are poor
The conflict between law and faith
The freedom of religious expression
What do Christians mean by the dignity of human life?
The just or equal distribution of opportunities and resources within a society
That every human in the world should have basic freedoms
That all human life should be treated with respect
What is censorship of the press?
Bans on violent or explicit films
Legal suppression of news stories considered to be unacceptable
Control of what images can be used in advertising
How might some Christians choose to express their religion?
By protesting in anti-abortion rallies
By banning books that contradict Christian teachings
By wearing certain clothes, displaying symbols or evangelising
What does extremism mean?
The belief in one God
The belief that everyone has different views and must respect them
Holding beliefs that most people consider unacceptable or unreasonable
What is religious extremism?
A term used to describe situations when a person believes in things which others would consider wrong
Wearing certain things to express your religion
To suppress or control anything which could be considered offensive