Jihad holy war crusade
sanctity of life justice peace
self-defence Jerusalem reward
just cause protection
Greater Lesser religious leader
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• To understand/know the 7 principles
of the Just war theory
• To be able to apply these rules to the
war in Iraq
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
• 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
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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.
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?
Reasons for going to war
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Can a war be justified?
Christianity has suggested
rules for War if it is to be
justified called the “Just
Video: Just War
Watch the following clip.
Is the example war justified/
what reasons are given to
Peace is the ideal
• But most religious believers accept
that war is sometimes a ‘necessary
• So a set of rules has been formulated
to judge whether a war situation is
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
The war must be fought by the
PROPER AUTHORITY of a
government or the United
The politicians must make the
most important decisions
The war must be fought for a
. JUST – the war must be
started for a good reason –
e.g. self-defense, and not
because of greed,
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
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.
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
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.
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
Just War theory
Acronym to remember this theory…
Make one up?
• To know the 7 principles of the Just war theory- YOU
WILL BE ABLE TO RECALL, SELECT
AND RANK THESE PRINCIPLES-
Rank them in order of importance from
1-7 (1 most important, 7 least important).
Write a short explanation: why do you
Extension: Should every war be decided
using the Just War theory? Why?
• To be able to apply these rules to the war in Iraq- YOU WILL
BE ABLE TO APPLY THESE
JIHAD/RELIGIOUS QUOTES AND
Using the Just War criteria
- Look at the examples of war in Iraq in
- Use the table to decide whether it
was a Just War and why/why not?
For or Against War?
“Love your neighbour as yourself”
“Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons
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
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
Answer the 6 mark question
in your booklet.