Just War Theory

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Just War Theory- for War and Peace Module- AQA- Short Course RE- Year 10- mixed ability.

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Just War Theory

  1. 1. DNA Write a fact about the word you find! Think how it links to todays lesson.
  2. 2. Rearrange the desks!
  3. 3. Recap Jihad holy war crusade sanctity of life justice peace self-defence Jerusalem reward just cause protection Greater Lesser religious leader freedom
  4. 4. C/W Just War Theory 21/01/15 • To understand/know the 7 principles of the Just war theory • To be able to apply these rules to the war in Iraq
  5. 5. What does success look like? • To know the 7 principles of the Just war theory- YOU WILL BE ABLE TO RECALL, SELECT AND RANK THESE PRINCIPLES- JUSTIFYING THEM/OPPOSE THEM. • To be able to apply these rules to the war in Iraq- YOU WILL BE ABLE TO APPLY THESE PRINCIPLES WITH JIHAD/RELIGIOUS QUOTES AND OTHER WARS C/W Just War Theory 15th /01/13
  6. 6. Imagine you are part of a team who will create a set of rules for war In your book, write down 5 rules for warfare, i.e. How you will act before, during and after the war. Think about: Enemies civilians ( normal people in enemy countries) How and where will you fight your war? If you win, what then? What happens to the injured? Captured prisoners Reasons for going to war C/W Just War Theory 15th /01/13
  7. 7. Can a war be justified? Christianity has suggested rules for War if it is to be justified called the “Just War Theory” Video: Just War Watch the following clip. Is the example war justified/ what reasons are given to justify it?
  8. 8. Peace is the ideal • But most religious believers accept that war is sometimes a ‘necessary evil’ • So a set of rules has been formulated to judge whether a war situation is ‘just’
  9. 9. Just War http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGmLJgojD1
  10. 10. A Just War • A Just War is…. A war that is fought for the right reasons and in the right way. There are 7 just war principles to remember!!!!!
  11. 11. The war must be fought by the PROPER AUTHORITY of a government or the United Nations. The politicians must make the most important decisions
  12. 12. The war must be fought for a JUST CAUSE. . JUST – the war must be started for a good reason – e.g. self-defense, and not because of greed,
  13. 13. It must be fought with the to ESTABLISH GOOD. It must be fought to restore peace. A war can be fought if it is believed that it would prevent a greater evil. Most people argue that Britain and her allies, by taking on the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler, prevented greater evil from happening
  14. 14. There must be a REASONABLE CHANCE OF SUCCESS. You cannot go to war and waste the lives of brave soldiers for something which you have very little chance of winning, lives should not be wasted.
  15. 15. A war is just if it is begun as the LAST RESORT, all non violent means of solving the conflict must have been tried and failed before you turn to war
  16. 16. The force used in the war must be PROPORTIONAL to the cause. It would not be proportional to drop a nuclear weapon on a small country for invading a small island. SUFFICIENT FORCE!
  17. 17. Chips There must be CONTROLLED VIOLENCE. Every effort must be made to make sure that as little violence as possible is used to achieve victory and methods should AVOID KILLING CIVILIANS
  18. 18. Just War theory Acronym to remember this theory… Make one up?
  19. 19. • To know the 7 principles of the Just war theory- YOU WILL BE ABLE TO RECALL, SELECT AND RANK THESE PRINCIPLES- JUSTIFYING THEM/OPPOSE THEM.
  20. 20. Task  Rank them in order of importance from 1-7 (1 most important, 7 least important).  Write a short explanation: why do you think this? Extension: Should every war be decided using the Just War theory? Why?
  21. 21. • To be able to apply these rules to the war in Iraq- YOU WILL BE ABLE TO APPLY THESE PRINCIPLES WITH JIHAD/RELIGIOUS QUOTES AND OTHER WARS
  22. 22. Task Using the Just War criteria (PJERLSC) - Look at the examples of war in Iraq in groups - Use the table to decide whether it was a Just War and why/why not?
  23. 23. For or Against War? “Love your neighbour as yourself” “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God” If someone slaps you on the right cheek, turn and offer him your left Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you “You shall not murder” The Lord is a Warrior Do not worry, when you are fighting your enemies, the Lord is on your side “ An Eye for an Eye, a Tooth for a tooth” Task: code your sheet – are they for or against war?
  24. 24. Jihad and Just War Just War Jihad Task: Create a Venn diagram using the two principles – the similarities go in the middle, the differences inside the individual circles.
  25. 25. Homework Answer the 6 mark question in your booklet.

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