Religion and Peace REVISION

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RELIGION AND PEACE
Revision
SYLLABUS OUTCOMES
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Peace expressed through sacred texts
Christianity: New Testament
 Islam: Qur’an & Hadith
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Principal teachings about peace
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Contributions to Peace
Inner
 World
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TEACHINGS
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Christianity
Pacifism
 Non-violence
 Justice
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Islam
Tawhid
 Five Pillars
 Jihad
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THINK ABOUT…
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Islam:
Qur’an and Hadith
 Jihad – Five Pillars – Tawhid
 Greater Jihad, Salat and submission to Allah
 Lesser Jihad, Hajj, Zakat, Sawm
 Other examples of individuals and groups
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THINK ABOUT…
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Christianity:
New Testament
 Pax Christi – Pacifism – Justice/Building the
Kingdom – Just War Theory
 Prayer, meditation, Reconciliation
 Statements/encyclicals from Popes,
Organisations against violence and war
 Other examples of individuals or groups.
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EVERYTHING IS LINKED
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Within religious traditions, all aspects of the
religion are linked!
Principal beliefs
 Ethics
 Sacred texts and writings
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Teachings
You cannot write about teachings without
referring to aspects of religion
PEACE IS A LIVED EXPERIENCE
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Peace in both traditions is not something that is
passive but something that comes about if
adherents follow the tenets of their religion.
E.g:
Islam – by following the Five Pillars, Muslims are
working towards peace; Sawm (fasting) and Salat
(prayer) contribute greatly to inner peace; Zakat
(almsgiving) contributes to world peace.
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2009 CATHOLIC SCHOOLS TRIAL
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Analyse how the key teachings about peace in
TWO religious traditions guide adherents in
either their search for inner peace or their
contribution to world peace
Analyse: Identify components and the relationship
between them; draw out and relate implications
ANALYSE HOW THE KEY TEACHINGS ABOUT PEACE IN TWO RELIGIOUS
TRADITIONS GUIDE ADHERENTS IN EITHER THEIR SEARCH FOR INNER PEACE OR
THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO WORLD PEACE
Make the relationship clear between the
teachings of TWO traditions and either inner or
world peace of adherents
 You need to identify the teachings about peace as
found in the sacred texts
 You need to mention how it all stems from
Christian principal beliefs (LD+R)
 You need to choose either inner or world peace
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