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  1. Religious Views on Peace and Conflict Assessment

    Explain how the United Nations try to bring about world peace. The United Nations try to bring world peace by letting people bring their problems and let them get heard by every other participating UN country, so it lets people get help from other nations such as the diseases, famine, political instability, etc. The UN provides relief in the form on food, clothing, money, medical expertise, or military presence. Also if two nations have issues with each other the UN can provide mediation to end the problem, which helps to bring world peace since they are solving problems and making peace.

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  2. Non-violence is an effective answer to prejudice. Do you agree?

    An example of somebody who has used violence as an effective way to achieve their aims is Tony Blair. He believed that the only way to stop Saddam Hussein and his followers from continuing with their evil policies was to go to war with them. His precise words were "we had to fight for our values- freedom." Tony Blair did achieve one of his aims- removing Hussein from power, however he did not put an end to terrorism, in fact it has got worse. Another example of someone who believed that non-violence was a good way of achieving what they wanted was Ernesto Cardinale.

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  3. Religious Teachings for war and creationism

    The creation story in the bible is in the Genesis Part, which starts with, 'In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.' The story continues on with 2 chapters. The story tells how god created the earth, the sky, the seas and plants, and then made birds and fish on the fifth day and animals and humans on the sixth day. Some of the reasons behind people believing this is because of the lack of evidence and proof, people believe that everything was created by one super being, and that everything cant just make itself and that this super being is God.

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  4. RS coursework

    British law allows this to happen. Pollution, however, is about more than individual behaviour. Worldwide, there are many more serious issues transpiring. The world's resources - which the human race has come to depend on for essentials like water, food, air and energy - are limited. Some are in danger of running out, while others have been so badly damaged by the world's industrial society that their very existence is threatened. A shocking example must be that the great rainforests of the world are disappearing at a rate of about 100 acres a minute, meaning that if this was permitted to continue over the next fifty years the forest would be completely wiped out.

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  5. Aileen Warners

    But what people do not understand, she says, is how strong she actually was. She trained herself to be able to do what she did. Imagine how a person must feel knowing at the end of the day they had to sell themselves in order to make a living. I do not think a person like that is weak. Rational choice was her means of device. Simply put she needed money. In a world that shut her out when she tried to get right, her only way to survive was the one thing she know how to do; prostitute.

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  6. Describe the teachings of Christianity about war and pacifism

    This was led by Martin Luther King even thought he was not a Christian believed very strongly in pacifism and used his methods very effectively which helped him to achieved what he wanted. There are also many different teachings in the Bible and Jesus' word about war and peace. In the bible there is no set rules against war, there are many different passages that talk about war but they say many different things. You have heard that the Law of Moses says, 'Love your neighbour and hate your enemy.'

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  7. Are children affected by Media?

    The second is any suppression, "The suppression or attempted suppression of something regarded as objectionable." And finally from a Psychiatry point of view, "The suppression of potentially harmful memories, ideas or desires from the conscious mind." So if there is a lacking of censorship, could it really get to the point where it is affecting our children's development? Television viewing affects children in different ways. If a child spends many hours in front of a TV at an early age, the programming has little effect.

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  8. brooklyn cop

    He is different from a gorilla because he is not as shy. We know this when it says, "but less timid". This gives me the impression that the cop is not one to sit back and stay out of things, he has to get involved. When it says, "thick fleshed," this means that he is thick skinned and that he doesn't care what other people think about him. When the writer says, "steak coloured", this means that he is tanned or has a deep red face.

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Bowling for Columbine

    And one of those means is having a gun. When a criminal breaks in to your house, who is the first person you're going to call? Most people would call the police because they have guns. Cut out the middle man; take care of your own family yourself. If you're not going to protect your family, who is? " . Self obsession is one of the issues that were discussed in the interview of Oprah Winfrey and Michael Moore. It appears to me that people have forgotten how to talk things out peacefully anymore, it is also frightening to realise that that almost all of the citizens in America owned a personal gun.

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  16. Sara Swingle

    The statute was then added to in 1998 because of the court case Cronin v. West Whiteland Tp. The police received a 911 phone call stating that a domestic disturbance was in progress and immediate response was necessary. Upon entering the kitchen police observed "the defendant had been holding a knife... the kitchen was in state of disarray, defendant had bleeding scratch and wife had a cut on hand." (Purdon's, 166). Also in 1989 in addition to what sections officers could arrest for they also had to "observe recent physical injury or other corroborative evidence and the victim is a spouse of the suspect or a person with whom the suspect resides or has formally resided with."

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  17. "The media can largely be blamed for the worldwide increase in violence." To what extent to you agree?

    Blockbuster movies that top the charts tend to be action-packed with fighting galore, such as the Terminator in 1984 or films about superheroes that save the day by destroying the villains. Such superheroes include Superman, Batman and Spiderman. The youth are then influenced by observing these behaviour and mimicking the actions of these so-called heroes. The relationship between the media and its audience, is somewhat like that of a role model and follower. The increasing presence of violence and cruelty in the big screen actually conditions us to view violence as acceptable, and a normal way to resolve conflicts.

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  18. Violence in the media

    People feel that it is unacceptable to show these kinds of images, as some scenes can be of those in agony therefore pointing a camera on them is disrespectful. However some actuality images are less harmful as it may not be an extreme act such as tackles in football matches. Realistic fictional is when violence is acted out which can potentially happen in real life. This may be unacceptable to people as it can be influential and seem as exciting therefore there are temptations to copy it.

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  19. Domestic Violence Is On The Increase According To Many Media Sources

    "It has been suggested that the terms 'disputes' and 'abuse' can underplay the violence involved and thus serve to mask or trivialise the problem. To talk of battered women or battered wives is at once both too wide and too narrow. The former, despite popular use could be criticised for its possible ambiguity - for failing to distinguish adequately that the violence occurs within the contents of private relationships - while the latter might be taken to preclude relationships falling outside the marriage contract.

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  20. Describe the importance of the Bible in the life and worship of Christians

    In many ways the whole idea of Christianity is based on worship and having the faith to worship only God. In the Ten Commandments given to God by Moses, Christians are given a direct order to worship God above all others. To Christians, the Bible is very important because it is holy and sacred. Christians believe that the Bible extremely important as it is also the Word of God, which can teach, guide and inspire them in their everyday life.

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  21. Source based discussion on the events at Sharpville.

    There are also a few surface disagreements with facts such as the number of Saracens present. Source A claims that only "...three Saracens..." were there and Source B describes four times this number were "...on call..." in Sharpville that "...morning..." and later in the day. 2) On one hand these photos both give a view on the events at Sharpville, both show that "crowds" of protestors have shown up and that in Source D they seem to be making the "thumbs up" gesture at the people in the car.

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  22. Persecution under Nero

    The Romans never understood why Christians would eat and drink wine, Romans thought this was a special ritual. Some people would say that the Christians were cannibals and even eat babies. The Romans didn't like the thought that slaves and women attended to the meetings, this was because slaves and women were looked down upon the Romans. The Romans believed that Christians were meeting to plot against the emperor, Christians would not offer incense to Caesar and for that they were punished and used for entertainment to the Romans as they were killed and punished. The Christian refused to worship Roman gods, they openly say their won was the true ruler of heaven and earth, and all other Gods were false, this upset the Romans and were very furious.

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  23. Violence and Males

    Movie heroes such as Sylvester Stallone, Steven Segal, and Arnold Schwarzenegger are glorified by Hollywood and society for their violent roles in blockbuster films. These actors, who are all men, can be seen killing up to hundreds of people in just one movie alone. If these actors decide to act in roles that differ from their action hero characters, their movies often flop.

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  24. Compare how the construction of your chosen scenes illustrates different approaches to screen violence. What conclusions can you draw about this issue?

    In Fight Club the sound plays an important role throughout the scene. Unlike Drunken Master, Fight Club has a narrator. These voice-overs take away the impact of the violence. The things he says like "No one wins or loses at fight club, no situations are resolved." makes the viewer see that there is much more reason to the fights, than just brawls. The diagetic sounds of the actual fights themselves have been hugely exaggerated we hear the hard blows to the face in great detail.

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  25. 'If the government wants to make a serious impact on the crime problem it should concentrate resources not on tackling street crime but on violence in the family home'. Discuss.

    Nevertheless, in the late 1960's, early 70's, women's liberation groups started to voice their concerns, contradicting social attitudes towards domestic violence and set about making society wake up and see what was going on behind closed doors. Today, violence is no less a crime (albeit, still with some difficulties) because it is happening in the home, than those who commit crimes on the streets. Today many people still believe that cities, and their residents, harbour criminals (including many who live in them), and moral panics along with media discourses, (in particular, national tabloids)

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  • Outline and discuss the view that violence onscreen can cause violence in society "Don't blame the movies Movies don't create killers, movies make killers more creative." Stewart Macher (Matthew Lillard) taken from the movie Scream.

    "In conclusion, from the studies I have looked at it would seem that violence on television and in films does affect young and adolescent children. However there are many faults with these experiments, and the most recent experiment completed by the PSI seems to prove otherwise. In my personal opinion I believe that people in general will not be affected. Most people can tell fiction from reality and can clearly define the two. The few cases of people that cannot tell the difference are the cases where violence on screen will affect them. Only 20% of all crimes committed in this country are violent. Only a tiny percentage of these were murders. An even smaller percentage of these can be linked to violence seen on screen. Every person convicted of a violent crime where it has been linked to television or films has had mental problems or has been abused as a child. (Information found from the Crime and Justice section of the National Statistics website). Alex Penn Violence in the Media Sociology Page 1"

  • Mahatma Gandhi said, "We must become the change we want to see in the world." Reflect on your world and your place within it. Discuss how you have changed or plan to effect change within that world.

    "In conclusion, Gandhi was the pebble and his words and actions were the ripples in the pond. He was an important that influenced people to make changes within the world. Following Gandhi by example would be my first step to make changes within myself and hoping others will follow my footsteps to make that change in our world. We have to be the pebble in the pond that causes the ripples in our current society. Encouraged by these enlighten words from the Great Mahatma Gandhi, "You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean, if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." I will put faith into myself and into others who will make and made that change."

  • 'In the light of ethical theory, discuss arguments for and against pacifism.'

    "So in conclusion pacifism is a very good idea and if it could be put in to total practice in a society, we would live in a much-improved society. However for it to be able to exist you need a society where every evil or conflict can overcome by using peaceful means. Seen, as we don't live in a society like that it would be very difficult to live by pacifisms principles, about the best means of achieving peace is always through peaceful methods, making conflict inevitable as it is the only way of dealing with many of the evils in today's society. So as it has been said "to secure peace, is to prepare for war". Also how realistic is it to be able to stay peaceful when you are faced violence either against you or you property. I know if I found my self in a situation where I was faced with violence I would feel that meeting violence with violence was justifiable. So basically I pacifism is a great idea but putting it into practice in the type of society we live in today just wouldn't we are faced with to many evils that wont be removed by peaceful means. Naomi Grundy"

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