Many think war is sometimes unavoidable in response to aggression; others say war is never justifiable. Sikhs believe war is sometimes justified. They also value non-violence.
What is war?
The search for a peaceful solution to a problem
Two people who disagree and come to blows
An organised conflict between states
Which of these is a common cause of war?
To defend yourself against an aggressor
To agree with friends about the right thing to do
To pray for your enemies
How does the United Nations try to avoid wars?
By providing weapons for both sides
By remaining indifferent
By getting countries to discuss their problems
Why was Guru Arjun executed?
Because the Emperor belonged to a different religion
For challenging the authority of the Emperor
What are the principles for which Guru Tegh Bahadur was martyred in 1675?
The right for Sikhs to rule and liberty
The right to worship and to have your views respected
Right to life and for Hindu Brahmins to rule
What are three rules of a dharam yudh?
War must be a last resort, never strike first, use proportionate force
Abandon civilians, punish enemy troops, use maximum force
Punish civilians, abandon enemy troops, use medium force
Who was Bhai Kanhaiya?
A Sikh at the time of Guru Arjun who gave water to injured Sikh troops
A Sikh at the time of Guru Nanak who gave water to all injured troops, Sikh or non-Sikh
A Sikh at the time of Guru Gobind Singh who gave water to all injured troops, Sikh or non-Sikh
When and why was Khalsa Aid founded?
In 1999 to help people, mainly Muslim, in Kosovo
In 1945 to help people, mainly Buddhist, in Tibet
In 2009 to help people, mainly Christian, in Haiti
What do pacifists believe about war?
Sometimes it might be legitimate and right, though not desirable
It is always a good thing
It is never acceptable
What did the Sikh Gurus teach about humanity?
Human beings should be divided by faith
Human beings are one and the same, above discrimination
Human beings should be divided into those who believe in a faith and those who do not