Explain How the Holocaust Continues to Affect the Lives of Jew Today

Explain How the Holocaust Continues to Affect the Lives of Jew Today The Holocaust continues to affect the lives of Jews today in many different ways. It is the main reason why there are so few Jews left in the world today. Approximately six million Jews were killed during the Holocaust, but it wasn't just six million, one must realise that the future generations of the millions that died could never be a reality. Some people think that the Holocaust is a thing of the past and there is no need to emphasise it. Fortunately, all students are taught about the Holocaust in school in year nine history, as part of the national curriculum. In all Jewish secondary school the Holocaust is taught in more depth as part of the GCSE course. There are many memorials and museums to help teach and remind us about the Holocaust, such as Yad Vashem and the Holocaust exhibit and the Imperial War Museum. These memorials make it so much to relate to horrors and atrocities that took place under Nazi regime. It is impossible to be able to genuinely relate to the Holocaust survivors. Some of the survivors may still have traumatic nightmares of what they experienced. Those people, who were tattooed with numbers, have life long reminder of what went on in the camps. Some survivors may have physical pains if they were experimented on at Auschwitz, it also left many in women in the state that they

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How do Christians observe Sunday? Explain the differing approaches of Christians today.

Name: Danielle Carolan Candidate number: School: BUCHS Centre number: 16127 Date completed: 8th October Q.1 How do Christians observe Sunday? Explain the differing approaches of Christians today Christians observe Sunday in many different ways. The Christian "Sabbath" is on a Sunday because it is the day on which Jesus rose from the dead (Mark 16: 1-2). It is seen as the first day of the week and is kept as their holy day - unlike Jews who keep Saturday as their Sabbath, the day of rest. Many Christians see Sunday as the day of rest, for in the forth commandment it says that the day should be holy and set aside for God. Also Gods will is for one day to be set aside for us to rest. In the story of the cornfields, Jesus says, "The Sabbath was made for man, not the man for Sabbath". Some Christians observe Sunday as a "family-day". Families may go for 'Sunday lunch' - a time to catch up with each other's lives and to communicate with each other's helps - keeping them close to each other. Some Christians may spend time with their children, if their marriage has broken down. Christians see 'family' as important and would feel justified in putting the children's needs before Church. It is also a good day to visit the elderly and your relatives. Other Christians see Sunday as a personal time for prayer and reflection. They see it as a day to look for guidance, to

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"Explain the beliefs Christians hold about their responsibility for those at the beginning and end of their lives."

R.E Coursework Kashif Rashid 1 R "Explain the beliefs Christians hold about their responsibility for those at the beginning and end of their lives." Beginning I will start out from the beliefs on the beginning of life and what the Roman Catholic view is on it. There are different views on some points but I will start with the "sanctity of human life" this means that all life is sacred, holy. Christians believe they are made in the image of god. (Genesis 1:27 Making them like himself) so therefore life is a gift from god and to prove my point furthermore I refer to the evangelium vitae 61-" human life is sacred & inviolable at every moment of existence. James 2:1-9 Roman Catholics believe that this relationship God begins at the moment of conception, due to this Christians believe that they have a responsibility to preserve life. - See Corinthians 3:16-17 James 2:1-4 "my brothers & sisters, as believers in our lord Jesus Christ, the lord of glory, you must never treat people in different ways according to their outward appearance." This clearly states no one is to be treated different no matter if they are one or one hundred out appearance should not influence your views. Mark: 12-31 "love your neighbour greater then you love yourself" its states your neighbour not the age or stage of life it clearly states neighbour so therefore you should care for all.

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Christian teaching about Life after Death.

Christian teaching about Life after Death What are the two concepts in Christianity about life after death? Resurrection - after death nothing happens, but at a time in the future (often called the last day of the day of judgement) the dead will be brought back to life (raised) and be given an immortal (eternal) body. Immortality of the soul - The beliefs that humans have a body and a soul (personality, self) which survives death and after death goes to a spiritual (non-physical) place where God is. Explain what the following groups of Christian believe, and what their beliefs are based on: a) Evangelical Protestants - they believe in resurrection of the body, they believe that when people die, their soul waits until the time when God will end the world (the Last Day before which Jesus will return to the earth). Then the dead will be raised and join the living in the presence of God. Those who have been dead for a time will not be aware of any passage between their death and the Last Day. On the Last Day everyone will become before God and be judged. The judgement will be based on Christian faith and behaviour. Good Christians will then go to heaven for eternity, whilst Christians who have sinned and not repented and non-Christians will go to hell for eternity. These beliefs are based on the teachings of St Paul and the resurrection of Jesus whose body was raised

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Domesticviolence laws toughened.

Domestic violence laws toughened The biggest overhaul of laws on domestic violence since the 1970s was promised in the Queen's Speech. "Measures will be introduced to modernise the laws on domestic violence and to establish a commissioner to speak up for the interests of victims and witnesses." Under the plans, police will get new powers to deal with offenders. And the civil laws on intimidation will be extended to cover same sex partners, unmarried couples and those who have never lived together. The new legislation would also give crime victims and witnesses a watchdog to speak up for their interests. 'Rebalance' Domestic violence accounts for a quarter of all murders in Britain. A Home Office spokesman said the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill was a key part of the government's efforts to put victims at the heart of the criminal justice system. "The biggest overhaul of the law on domestic violence since the 1970s, the bill would build on our ongoing work to reform the criminal justice system to rebalance the system in favour of victims, witnesses and communities," he said. The changes are aimed at ensuring the needs and protection of the victims comes first in domestic violence cases. The details have yet to be unveiled but among the ideas being considered by the government are making breaching harassment orders a criminal offence. Offenders

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Explain Christians' beliefs about justice, forgiveness and reconciliation.

Year 11 RE coursework AO1 Explain Christians' beliefs about justice, forgiveness and reconciliation Some Christians believe in justice and peace to solve problems, others believe in forgiveness and reconciliation to be the basis of Christians, I will explain these in detail. Some Christians believe on justice in the world, this is the belief of the Catechism of Catholic Church, according to the Gospel we must love our neighbours and enemy as we love ourselves, as mentioned in Matthew 5:43- 46. We can also recognize the importance of Justice is to Christians from Old Testaments such as Deuteronomy 16:20, Isaiah 1:17, Isaiah 61:8, and Colossians 4:1 from the New Testament. Justice to Christians enables them to become better Christians and have their sins forgiven by God when they treat others fairly. Other world religions such as Buddhism, Jainism and Baha'i emphasise the importance of justice in their prayers. This is evidenced when they are translated, such as Baha'i's prayer "Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity. Be fair I judgement and guarded in thy speech." Another example is from the Jainism's prayer, "Peace and universal love is the essence of the Gospel preached by all." Christians also believe in forgiveness and reconciliation for others, example of this today are Pacifists who do not use violence to protest against violence. Other examples

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TV Violence

GCSE English - Media Coursework TV Violence I don't really have a problem with screen violence. I think as long as the violent content in a program is shown at a suitable time, it is all right. So programs which are very violent should be shown at later times when the majority of the viewers are adult, which is usually after 9pm in the evening known as the watershed. Where as programs which contain mild violence should be shown between 6-9pm when the youngest audiences have stopped viewing. I think it might have a negative affect on viewers if the wrong audience view material with is not suitable for them. For example, if a seven-year-old watched an extremely violent program or movie only suitable for adults, he or she would not know the difference between right and wrong and might use what they saw, as an example of how to behave towards others. Programs that contain violence can influence people, if they want to be like the characters in them, using them as role models. For example - when I was younger, I used to be a great fan of, 'Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles', and wanted to be just like them so I was always having play fights with friends. This is all right, but there are always incidents where people are badly injured or even killed. For example the killers of Jamie Bolger might soon be released from prison after committing a murder when they were younger and easily

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Saddam Hussein - chief conspirator.

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Raheem Saddam Hussein - chief conspirator Saddam Hussein is the chief conspirator in the perpetuation of the sanctions imposed on Iraq. It is he who gives America and the United Nations the pretext to renew the sanctions each time they are about to be reviewed by the Security Council. This matter is evident to anyone pursuing the crisis, which Baghdad fabricated with the international weapons inspectors. Every time, the Iraqi government prevents them from entering a site or a building, and then they retract and allow the inspectors to enter once the purpose of generating the crisis is fulfilled. America's aim from perpetuating the sanctions against Iraq is known. She aims at consolidating her military presence in the Gulf under the pretext of defending its countries. Hence, she is always hyping the threat posed by Iran and Iraq against the Gulf states, in order to make their rulers cling to the American protection. At present, America has huge aerial, territorial and naval forces stationed in the shores and the lands of the Gulf statelets. The latest crisis instigated by Baghdad, when she expelled the American inspectors, had other aims than the general aim reflected in strengthening the American presence and hegemony over the Gulf. America had claimed during the crisis through her defence secretary William Cohen that Iraq had acquired lethal

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War is Always wrong

'War is always wrong'. Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer showing you have thought about more than one point of view. Refer to religious teachings in your answer [6 marks] Christianity disagrees with this view. In the bible, there is a clear definition of a just war. A just war is a type of war that is deemed acceptable by Christians if it is in accordance with a strict set of criteria set in the bible. There are seven of these criteria and one example is 'War must be a last resort; every effort must have been made to resolve a conflict peacefully'. This suggests that if a war can be acceptable but the criteria also tries to minimize the number of wars by saying that it should be used as a last resort. In addition, many teachings in the bible refer to using force and wielding weapons for a just cause. In Luke 22:36, 'if you don't have a sword...buy one'. This is referring to the fact that spreading the word of Christianity might be hard as there will be opposition but Jesus defines Christianity as a just cause so if any on the disciple do not have swords, they should go and buy swords and be prepared to fight for a cause. Furthermore, the bible depicts an event where Jesus uses physical force in order to spread the word of God. 'Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all [the stall merchants]. He overturned the tables ... he said ..." 'My house will be called

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Charity begins at home. Christians should only support charities in their own country. Discuss

Charity begins at home. Christians should only support charities in their own country Many people believe that this quote is correct. They think that because they already pay an amount on their bills, which goes to ward the Gross National Product, they think that they don't need to do any more for countries over seas. Some people believe that poorer countries should remain poor, as they can't help themselves, and that they must not feed off the wealthy countries. People are sometimes believers that there is enough money from the GNP for all the poor, third world countries, and because some countries give more, the poor countries should be doing fine, but its because of their incompetence that they don't prosper. These types of people, who believe these ideas, are mostly Capitalists, (I don't say that all Capitalists think this way, but some do.) The people, who agree with the quote above, think that because there are enough charities that help all the foreign countries, their own country is loosing out on aid. A majority of people believe this, because poverty can cause the downfall of a country, and this is when affluence occurs. Another outlook on this quote would be negative; many people disagree with this quote. Most of these people will be Christians, and others who understand the teachings of God. They will support charities in their country, and in foreign countries.

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