Religion, Peace and Conflict (Overview) peace and conflict (Reasons for…
Religion, Peace and Conflict (Overview)
Violent Protest and Terrorism
Women's rights to vote
The rights of gay and lesbian people
Worker rights as part of a trade union.
Mainly protecting advance interests of its members in a workplace.
Sharing views and concerns
When going to protest:
Bring people with you
Do not behave antagonistically
Stay calm, seek reasons
Be polite even if others aren't.
An extreme activity?
Public Protection Laws
Give police appropriate tool laws
Police use sweeping powers, not always used in the ways that parliament intended.
Police make protest difficult and easily prevented.
Assemble on public highways
not usually a criminal offence.
Do something when protest come harassment
Reasons for War
To attack or invade
To gain territory
To gain resources
To resist an attack
To politically change life
To challenge threats
To counter death threats and arguments
To defend national honour when under threat.
Organised groups in a specific area having wars
Just War beliefs
You need good evidence and good argument to make a war never encourage them to fight a war.
Especially against men.
No war against a kingdom of Christ
Or kingdoms of the world
Promote peace and justice
Even if they don't always 'turn the other cheek.'
Should be avoided unless Just War conditions are met
Waging more war is sometimes better than bystanding
Many bellieve in Pacifism
A long history of refusing wars
Giving justifications of war
Not redeemers, most follow Christ.
Jesus created arguments of
Sermon on the mount
A church says 'love your enemies' within the 1500's.
Total commitment to no violence
Declared a spirit of Christ woud
God, Jesus and The Saints
Worked for peace
Worked for peace
The Five Precepts
Nuclear War and Weapons of Mass Destruction
Holy War and religion as a cause of violence
Religious responses to victims of war
Parable of the good Samaritan
Told by Jesus
About a traveller
Stripped of clothing
Left half dead
A Priest and Levite come but leave him alone.
Levites assist Priests in Jewish Temples
leads to enlightenment
'All beings are one'
A word used by
for all beings
A word in Theravada Buddhism
Human cost of war
wounded and ill people alive is high
as time passes by
help victims of war
Catholic Agency for Overseas Development
Rehabilitating children of war
For Counselling and Support
Rival enemies brought together to try resolving conflict.
Providing refugees goods after fleeing conflict
The Just War