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  1. Explain what Christians believe about their responsibility for other people:

    I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land." This meaning of this quote is that the poor will never get what they need so we need to help them in doing so. Another example form the book of Isaiah it says "Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house?

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  2. Senior Project

    (Effects/Video) The impact of television violence may be immediately evident in the child's behavior or may surface years later. According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children, when children see super heroes beating villains with violence, they learn that fighting is the preferred method to resolve the conflict. The American Psychological Association estimates that the average American child or teenager views 10,000 murders, rapes and aggravated assaults per year on television. Over 1,000 studies and reviews have found that exposure to heavy dose of television violence increases the likelihood of aggressive behavior. Hundreds of studies on the effects of television violence on children and teenagers have found that children may become "immune" to the horror of

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  3. Free essay

    The Role of the Accident Compensation Corporation in the Prevention of Family Violence in Aotearoa New Zealand and promising practices to reduce the incidence and severity of injuries from Family Violence-related assaults.

    Approaches to reducing family violence include parenting programmes, universal home visits, social marketing, universal screening, education of children and young people, community development and action, working with victims, perpetrators and witnesses of family violence and implementing Government legislation and strategies. Health promotion theory provides an ideal framework to ensure that family violence is being addressed at every level. Through identifying effective interventions and placing them with a health promotion framework, recommendations for the Accident Compensation Corporation's role can be made.

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  4. violence against women

    Although women are also violent against men, O'Neil's literature review focuses mainly on physical assault by men against women. It is considered male violence towards women is qualitatively different from women's violence against men in terms of frequency and severity (Browne, 1987; Kurtz, 1989; Russel, 1982 cited in O'Neil, 1998). A number of theories and discourses have been approached by O'Neil in an attempt to better understand the problem. Discourse refers to an interrelated "system of statements which cohere around common meanings and values" (Hollway, 1983 cited in O'Neil 1998).through descriptions and categorizations, objects are constructed which define what is real (Focault, 1972; I.

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  5. Explore the idea that organisations fail when it comes to supporting domestic abuse survivors of ethnic minority backgrounds. Explore the difficulties and barriers that are faced. Use evidence to support your answer.

    This can only happen when the woman has come out of the denial stage. Our work helps this to happen. This in effect will help bring more perpetrators to justice for their offences and limit the amount of these offences that continue to happen behind closed doors. When having met one particular woman, it made me realise that my organisation had a particular barrier when dealing with Muslim women who were victims of domestic violence. This opinion I had was then reinforced when I overheard and was part of discussions on this topic. It was stated that the organisation had not had sufficient training to deal with such cases and the government puts little

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  6. Christian views

    Furthermore Christians should not challenge the law which is set on things, such as abortion. The law says that abortion is now legal so they should not make others accept their position, i.e. a pregnant woman may feel guilt enough bout terminating her unborn child without Christians hammering onto her about what they believe. This would be intimidating and if it is what she thinks is right to do and it is legal in the country then she is in no wrong. In addition to this, they should not be able to tell a terminally ill sufferer that they are committing a sin by ending their life and suffering.

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  7. Christians Often Speak Of The Sanctity Of Life - What do they mean by this?

    When Christians speak of the sanctity of life they are referring to what makes it special, of the value they associate with it. The reason they have such respect for it has nothing to do with worldly possessions, or jobs or power or status. It is to do with what Christians see life as; a God given gift. Christians refrain from engaging in acts which may be interpreted as 'playing God'. Most of these topics have become controversial due to the strong views Christians have about them.

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  8. A02: Using the examples - abortion; euthanasia; - explain how Christians would respond to the above issues. In your answer you should refer to different attitudes that Christians have to these issues as well as to the practical ways that Christians might

    On the other hand, absolutists, who are also pro-life, would say that taking the life of anyone is wrong and this moral ideal could not be changed in any circumstances. For example, take St. Thomas Aquinas, who was an absolutist theologian. He theorised that God was the first cause of the start of life, the creator, so out journey through life must start with God, and end when God wants it to. This idea would be desecrated if people went along with abortion and euthanasia.

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  9. For a Christian, Lent is a preparation for Easter

    Lent is a time where many Christians grow as a person. The reason why Christians sacrifice habits and commodities to show God their commitment and also to highlight Jesus' ultimate sacrifice for human kind; sacrificing his life on the cross. This will give the Christian more will power. Christians now have 40 days, plenty of time, to prepare themselves for one of the most important festival in the Christian calendar and also because Jesus was in the desert for that amount of time without any food or water, and was being tortured by the devil.

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  10. "King Billy" by Edwin Morgan is a poem about the life and death of Glasgow gang leader Billy Fullarton

    In the second verse, Morgan starts to tell us about the man whose funeral it was and makes us think again about our sympathy, as he was clearly a violent man and perhaps does not deserve our pity. He starts the verse in a strange way, using the word, "bareheaded" at the start of the line, so bringing attention to it and emphasising the respect being shown, which, as we find out later, does not seem to fit with the kind of man being talked about.

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  11. Evolution of warfare in the war of the professionals

    Musketeers were countermarching in their files and were able to always give fire continuously. This development gave control on the battlefield. Control of movement, control of fire and self-control were the successes in this century. All there was left to pay attention to was the discipline. This concept becomes an important part in the 17th century. In spite of the armies pay, the rate of desertion was high. The army received classes about self-control, Self-abnegation and submission to authority provided the necessary counterpart to the type of roman military models. Gustavus had great impact on the development of warfare in this century.

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  12. Explain what Christians believe about conflict and war. Use Bible passages and Christian church teaching to support your answer. A conflict is an opposition between characters or forces in

    Mathew 26:47-53.when soldiers came to take Jesus by force, he did not resist arrest. When a disciple drew his sword to defend him, Jesus stopped him. Does this make Jesus a pacifist? In my view I believe Jesus was a pacifist he did not detest when he was arrested and he stopped his disciples from carrying out a violent act as he drew his sword. Although Jesus felt he was doing no wrong by spreading the word of god he didn't want any conflict with the opposing faiths. Pacifists want peace; they know there are so many unfair and unjust things in the world, but which can be solved without violence and conflict.

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  13. In life, there are many cases, in which we have to kill some people in order to save many others from dying. But, is it really justified? There are people who think that it is justifiable if there are no other solutions

    But, I would kill none of them because I cannot see how you can justify killing people to save more people. Furthermore, are all humans not equal, with different abilities? Then, how do we decide who to sacrifice? How do we choose who to kill and who to save? This is really unfair to those who are forced to die, as they could not resist at all. Also, once they are born into this world, they have to rights to live, thus what authority do we have to kill them in order to save others?

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  14. IB Commentary: Killed at Resaca

    She states that she cannot go outside even to breathe air, which is indicative of her fear and oppression, which is further exemplified by the fact she doesn't want to be seen by the enemy. She is unable to enjoy life and thus leads bleak, uncertain days that are filled with constant violence. The atmosphere is created by Edwidge Danicat's use of diction, and the use of words such as 'Vultures', 'dark, and 'bullets' shows how the night is a time of concealment wherein the woman hides with uncertainty that she could be killed next.

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  15. Domestic Violence Effect on Children

    The goal of domestic violence is to establish and maintain power and control. Approximately 95% of reported domestic violence cases are male batterers and female victims. Most of which involve children in the homes. (Gosselin) Although public awareness has dramatically increased many domestic violence cases go underreported and misunderstood. (Who Witness Domestic Violence) A child who sees a parent or other family members abused is more likely to see violence as a way to solve problems and eventually be more likely to abuse others. Whether or not the child witnessed the abuse or the abuse is not openly discussed.

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  16. The question is, what is happiness? And is technology being exported to benefit the poorer nations, or only to profit the exporters?Otto Ullrich in his essay "Technology" considers these questions, taking as a starting point the end

    Truman's hopes seemed to have been in vain. In this essay, Ullrich discusses the expansion of science and technology into Third World countries, and the problems this expansion, often referred to as Westernization, has created. After World War II, industry in America and Europe started expanding rapidly. Most of Europe had been destroyed and there was a need to rebuild its industrial infrastructure. Also, after two devastating wars it was important for countries to increase their military capabilities. Many believed that if the democratic countries of Europe had not disarmed after World War I, they would have been able to resist Hitler.

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  17. By comparing 'The Homecoming' with at least one other appropriate play, discuss the importance of violence in post 1945 drama.

    In The Homecoming, there are no scenes of physical violence. It consists of a house filled with male characters where hostility is an accepted constituent of their lifestyle through the use of verbal warfare so to speak. This reflects the situation in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. In Albee's play, George and Martha find themselves in the same situation as violence is an accepted part of their lifestyle too. This play however, demonstrates more direct acts of violence such as the incident where Martha is consistently teasing George about his novel and, despite numerous warnings from George, he lashes out and strangles her Martha by the throat until Nick shoves him off.

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  18. Domestic violence

    variations found in the definition of domestic violence which often results in confusion as to what actually constitutes to criminal behaviour; these factors will all be addressed in this essay. The Government defines domestic violence as "Any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality." (www.crimereduction.co.uk) However, there is no universally accepted definition of domestic violence; it varies widely from government level to researchers and most importantly, the victims themselves.

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  19. "There has been much debate over the last decade into the effects that the media can have on anti-social behaviour."Construct a balanced essay argument based on research evidence (24 marks

    Media may, however, inspire aggressive behaviour by desensitising children to the effects of violence. The more televised violence a child watches, the more acceptable aggressive behaviour becomes for that child. Frequent viewing of television violence may cause children to be less anxious about violence. Therefore those who become desensitised to violence may perceive it as "normal" and be more likely to engage in violence them selves. The desensitisation hypothesis claims that excessive media violence diminishes the disgust with which we normally view violence and makes us more relaxed about its consequences. However research lacks in support of this claim and some research even shows a complete opposite.

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  20. Examine the views of one religious belief on business ethics

    Rushworth Kidder refers this to as a 'trilemma'. To help decide what is ethical and what is not, Christians have created their own code of moral business running, with rules such as 'See that shareholders are kept informed of all major happenings affecting the company' and to 'Not tolerate any form of bribery, extortion or other corrupt or corrupting practices in business dealings'. There are various examples of things that companies have done which Christians would consider unethical. One famous example if the Nestle baby milk scandal.

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  21. The church supports the bible's teachings to show compassion towards the poor in many ways. The church teaches Christians to love others. Famous Christian leaders such as Martin Luther King

    Thou hast put all under his dominion." This gives the human person dignity as He made us to be like him. Human life is therefore sacred and should be protected. God gave us gifts and talents that other beings do not have. This shows our dignity however with this comes responsibilities and we should protect all of God's creations, which includes humans. Jesus shows Christians that they should take pity on people in need. People are equal in the eyes of God and we shouldn't discriminate against others, especially when it degrades them and us.

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  22. Analyse and explain the non-violence in the life ofM K Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was one of the most famous leaders

    He also referred to it as being the aspect of God or truth. He said in the Harijan, 12 November 1935, "Non-violence is an active force of the highest order. It is soul force or the power of Godhead within us". Gandhi believed that all people have a capacity within themselves of non-violence or love so he declared that the best way of overcoming the evildoers in the world was to not retaliate and make them change their hearts. He also believed that passive resistance through motivation of all life could overcome hatred and cruelty.

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  23. Spectator violence in sports is everywhere, and it is on the rise. Just a few weeks ago a San Francisco Giants baseball fan was fatally stabbed and his friend beaten unconscious by three men following the game Barry

    The media plays the paradoxical role in transmitting these images of violence through television, magazines, newspapers, and radio. On a positive note, the exposure that the media gives sports violence is increasing the efforts to control and prevent such behavior. On the other hand, the ample coverage that the media gives these violent acts is resulting in numerous bad examples that children are easily influenced by and quick to imitate. The rise in spectator violence, and its effects, is calling for immediate attention and a search for ways to prevent such behavior.

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  24. Zero tolerance policies and schools

    However, a third grader who shouts "bang" with an imaginary gun should not be suspended. That is just the imagination of a young child. He means no harm. If anything, he/she might have gotten the idea from television or video games. I understand that those who are disruptive to the learning process should be removed from school. It is not fair to other students who actually want to learn. If they aren't very disruptive, I think other punishments should be implemented, such as in school suspensions.

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  25. Some Christians believe in the Just War Theory which was originally written in the 3rd Century AD by St. Augaustine

    * Ill health- some soldiers suffer for years from the effects of gas bombs and other long term effects. Some Christians believe in the Just War Theory which was originally written in the 3rd Century AD by St. Augaustine who wrote 2 of the criteria's for the Just War. Then 1000years later Thomas Aquinis modified the two criteria's St. Augaustine wrote and added a third one. 5oo years later they debated in 5 rules and since then Christians have kept debating the 5 rules.

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