Religion exam 2022

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Homelessness

A state of non-permanent accommodation or accommodation that falls far below minimum community expectations.

Primary homelessness - no shelter Secondary homelessness - couch surfing Tertiary homelessness - unstable accommodation

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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

document issued by the UN in 1948 to promote basic human rights and freedoms

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Social Justice

From a Catholic perspective, the commitments by all, both government and citizens, to ensure equal access to resources.

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Acts of Mercy

looking for immediate solutions with temporary results. helping people through immediate life crises Includes:

  • disaster relief after a flood or tornado

  • visiting those in the hospital or prison

  • providing food and clothing or shelter for the poor

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Acts of Social Justice

working with people for long-term solutions so the people could help themselves back on the path to dignity and liberation: Job training Educational opportunities Low-interest loans.

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Consicence

The human ability to know right from wrong, good from bad, worthy from unworthy, and to make appropriate moral decisions.

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Life and Dignity of the Human Person

The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. This belief is the building block for the 7 catholic social teachings.

ex. advocate for better healthcare/vaccines, cherish life at all costs

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Solidarty

We are one human family and stand in unity for the common good.

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Care for Gods creation

We show our respect for the Creator through our stewardship. We are called to protect people and the planet, and live our faith in a relationship with all of God’s creation, which is a requirement of our faith ex. recycling, picking up rubbish, being green

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Option for the poor

The Option for the Poor is the Moral Test of a society and how they treat their most vulnerable members. The poor have the most pressing demand on the nation's conscience. ex. Helping out at soup kitchens/shetlers, donating clothing, food, money

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Rights and Responsibilities

We all have the right and responsibility to care for each other, which is what God intended us to do for each other. Ex. Assisting your neighbours

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Call to Family, Community, and Participation

The person is not only sacred but also social. How we organise our society—in economics and politics, in law and policy—directly affects human dignity and the capacity of individuals to grow in the community. We believe people have a right and a duty to participate in society, seeking together the common good and well-being of all, especially the poor and vulnerable.

EX. voting for someone whom you believe aligns with your values

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The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers

The economy must serve people, not the other way around. All workers have a right to productive work, to decent and fair wages, and to safe working conditions ex. Giving tips and paying taxes

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How does the Living Justice, Living Peace principle relate to homelessness?

INVITING AND WELCOMING: Jesus passionately strived to tear down the barriers that separated humanity. He welcomed the marginalised with open arms and accepted their entitled place in society. As Jesus' followers, we should aim to practice hospitality for our most vulnerable members of society, the homeless. We can do this by welcoming them into the church and our hearts, while also recognising they are a valid part of the community like Jesus has taught us.

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Who do the rights and freedoms apply to?

Everyone is entitled to their right and freedom despite their race, relgion, nationality, or birth status.

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Which article describes the workers' rights?

Article 23

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Faith hope love are what type of Catholic virtues?

Theological virtues

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Identify and outline the four types of love according to the ancient Greeks

Eros- sensual or romantic love Storge- familial love Philia- brotherly love that unties believers ( also described as friendship) Agape- God's love for mankind

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Summarise two references to love from the Biblical passage (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)

Love is patient- patient love endures with offences and disciplines people unhurriedly ignoring delinquencies.

Love does not envy- This love appreciates and rejoices when others are blessed with good things without any jealousy or resentment.

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Why is it important to uphold social justice? What are some ways that you can work towards social justice?

It is important to uphold social justice because it promotes equal rights, equal opportunities, and equal treatment.

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Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of conscience as an authority for moral decision-making.

Strengths: The conscience can be formed and unformed The individual could develop a balanced set of ideas on what is right and wrong Individuals are comfortable with decisions if their conscience permits it

Weaknesses: It can be formed within cultural norms that clash in other societies. Eg, freedom of speech is a right in some countries, but a punishable crime elsewhere. Negative factors can influence conscience in an unethical way. People may use their conscience to make poor decisions that suit their purposes.

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Describe 4 dimensions to identity

  • Cultural identity

  • Age

  • Sexual identity

  • spiritual identity

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