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  1. Christian views on a just war.

    weapons is morally wrong and could cause mass genocide and also the vast amounts of money spent on nuclear weapons and research into them ought to be spent on real needs on real people in this country and in the third world. However if one country decided to throw away their nuclear weapons, the country could be blackmailed into doing anything or could simply be destroyed. Nuclear pacisifts see past this and do want disarmaments to occur, the two ways disarmament can occur are..

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    Christian Perspectives

    Action seriously needs to be taken if the world is going to a nicer; healthier place to live in universally. Christians also have morals and lessons they have learned from the bible for a way of thinking about what the causes of disease and hunger. Adam and Eve; the first man and woman; were given the beautiful garden of Eden to live in, and they were care free, with no troubles or worries. They were told simply not to eat from a certain tree, the tree of knowledge, and their lives would be blissfully happy.

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    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. 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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  5. What does Christianity teach about human responsibility for the world?

    Genesis 1:27-28 Human beings are godlike beings made in Gods likeness and possessing capacities which distinguish them from the animal creation. Since God is interested in the earth, so should the Christian want to care for all that God has made. God tells man to look after the earth and Christians believe they have a responsible task in God's plan for creation. God tells man they should care for the world and Christians believe that they should look after it because he has given it to them.

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  6. Domestic violence.

    The study will also incorporate the English National Board (ENB) ten key characteristics. The author of this in depth study is an F Grade midwife working within the maternity unit of a National Health Service hospital. This role incorporates rotation into the local community. The topic was chosen by the author due to an interest in the problem of domestic violence, and a belief that there is a case for positive midwifery intervention within the subject. The author will attempt to demonstrate this throughout the study. 9699564 Historical Background Relating to Domestic Violence In order to give the reader a full understanding of the subject, the author feels it is essential to include some historical background relating to the subject of domestic violence.

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  7. How do different agencies respond to Domestic Violence?

    I am going to collect statistics based on domestic violence to show the extent of the problem, this will then lead onto the responses there are to domestic violence, and how these groups/organisations etc help to prevent it from happening again and how they help the sufferer of such an offence get back on track with their life. The responses to domestic violence will include responses from the police, charity groups and the government. These responses will cover all aspects of domestic violence from what happens to those who are abused and those who are the abusers.

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  8. Barrington Dyer and develops the inception of this report, its thesis, and motivation as well as examining U.S. policy regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction.

    Induction into this elite class requires only one of two conditions be met; the capability of inflicting a high order of destruction and/or the ability to eradicate large numbers of people. Prior to the invention of the nuclear bomb the only weapons that met these criteria were Biological and Chemical. The introduction of the atomic bomb and its subsidiaries added the Nuclear weapons category and, soon after, the offshoot category of Radiological devices, bringing the number of categories of weapons to bear the title of Weapons of Mass Destruction to a total of four.

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  9. Domestic violence is a complex issue, which affects the whole of society.

    Women were seen in terms of a dichotomy of the 'deserving' and 'undeserving' in relation to domestic violence. Women whose behaviour was seen as uncontrollable because they had had an affair, did not keep a good home or got drunk were seen as deserving of the violence they suffered. Many believe that if women were caring, nurturing and sensitive to the needs of their men then violence would not occur. Dallos & McLaughlin (1994) argued that this ideology was all well and good, for the middle classes however working class women were often faced with poverty, squalor and drunkenness from

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  10. Outline the key explanations of family violence.

    One of these changes is the increasing lone parent family now existing more than ever in British society, giving argument to Murdock's apparent universal family consisting of two adults of both sexes. However, it has to be acknowledged that although lone parent families are apparent it is often a temporary state, many lone parents go on to find another partner and often return to living in form of the nuclear family. However, Bernardes (1997) argues that while the idea of the nuclear family is apparent in that it is possible we all experience it at sometime or another, experiences are not similar because families in Britain are so diverse.

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  11. Domestic Violence and Women.

    Women who are victims of physical and emotional abuse rarely report it to the police. They do not seek help because they believe that domestic violence should remain a private matter. Domestic violence is underreported because of this belief. Although, it is difficult to obtain an exact estimate of the number of domestic assaults per year because, "only about one third of the total number per year are actually reported" (Dwyer, 1995). Violence between spouse and intimate partners is a serious social problem. The national family violence survey and the national victimization survey estimate that at least two million women are beaten by their partners each year (Kantor and Jasinski 1997).

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  12. Considering creatures by the name of Hard Cases, we are to assume that their perceptual beliefs are involuntary in the "hard way" where they do not retain intellectual authority over what they believe.

    If deontological theory is true, no "hard involuntary" beliefs are justified. a. Deontological theory is based on epistemic justification where we honor epistemic duties. b. When we honor epistemic duties, we have implied epistemic duties that we ought to (and can) complete. c. Since we have epistemic duties, all of the beliefs that we make after performing these duties have a voluntary nature; that is, we may accept or reject the end analysis because we have a choice to do so.

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  13. Fist stick knife gun, Geoffrey Canada (1995) - Violence and Youth in America

    19, 21, & 22). Conversely, Whitaker (2000) reports that gun killings by people aged 18 to 24 increased by 50% between 1980 and 1997 and that people in that age group were also the most likely victims of the shootings (p. 29). In addition, surveys indicate that gun ownership is frighteningly common among today's youth. National surveys conducted in the mid-1990s indicated that as many as 11.4% of high school males owned a gun and that 15% of high school teens (male and female) had carried a handgun to school in the previous year (Borduin & Schaeffer, 1998, p. 147).

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  14. ‘Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security’ (UN Dec. Human Rites) - Does Christianity accept the need for countries to have nuclear weapons?

    They believe that the commandment 'do not murder' is broken when nuclear weapon are used. This is because they are killing millions and millions. This is evil because humans and animals will die, the environment will be in a mess. They believe that the use of nuclear weapons can never be justified and therefore a war with nuclear weapons can never be just. At the forefront of Nuclear Disarmament, nuclear weapons drove some Christians to pacifism because they so totally disagreed with the use of them. Christians who oppose nuclear war oppose nuclear war, but they believe that the use of conventional weapons is needed in the modern world, these are called 'Nuclear Pacifists' In

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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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