Just War – The leaders of the state/country must
control any war, no civil wars.
- Those fought against must deserve to be
- There must be a good outcome from the war.
Holy Wars – A war that is fought for religious
purposes because of religious differences.
Civil wars – A war within a country between two or
more groups within the country.
Nuclear War – A war in which nuclear weapons are
Attacks must be limited to combatants and military
Attacks or weapons which indiscriminately strike civilian
and military objects and persons, and which cause
excessive injury or suffering, are prohibited
Civilians, wounded combatants, and prisoners should
be spared, protected and treated humanely
Military and civilian medical personnel and facilities
(hospitals, clinics, ambulances, etc.) must be respected
and protected and must be granted all available help
for the performance of their duties.
Pacifism is where you don’t believe in war, violence or
fighting of any kind for any reason. Pacifists are
people that believe in this, they do not go to war
as they don’t believe in killing people.
Christian Pacifists refuse to take part in any action
that promotes or creates conflict or violence.
Quakers are a group of Christian pacifists that began
in the seventeenth century after the English civil
Capital punishment is when you kill criminals as a punishment.
This can be considered both right and wrong.
It could be a good thing as the severity of the punishment could
prevent other people from committing the same crimes.
However, it could be a bad thing as the person being punished
could end up being innocent and so they would have been
killed for no reason.
Most Christians do not believe in Capital Punishment as they
believe in the ‘Sanctity of life’, this is the belief that all life is
sacred. They believe that it is wrong to kill another human
and that only God has the choice over who lives and who
dies. Also, killing someone for a crime does not give them a
chance to repent and reform.
We need punishments as a way to keep
people in line and to create a safe
If we didn’t have punishments, then
criminals would continue to commit
crimes as there would be nothing to stop
Punishments cab be given for a number of
reasons, these are:
Protection, Deterrence, Reform and
Amnesty International is a company that
works all over the world to protect
humanity and human rights.
Their purpose is to protect people
wherever justice, fairness, freedom and
truth are denied.