Religion, Peace and Conflict – ADDITIONAL EXAM QUESTIONS

4 mark questions

  • Explain two contrasting beliefs in contemporary British society about when violence is justified.
  • Explain two similar beliefs about terrorism.
  • Explain two similar beliefs about reconciliation.

If the question refers to ‘beliefs in contemporary British society’, at least one part of your answer must be about Christian views.

5 mark questions

  • Explain two religious beliefs about the sue of violence in protests.
  • Explain two religious beliefs about when war is justified.
  • Explain two religious beliefs about how to respond to victims of war.

Remember, each question is followed by the line:Refer to sacred writings or another source of religious belief and teaching in your answer.

12 mark questions

  • ‘Violence can never be justified.’
  • ‘Peace-making is the most important thing religious people can do.’
  • ‘Nuclear weapons are an excellent deterrence.’

Each of these questions has the following instructions after the statement:

Evaluate the statement.

In your answer you:

  • should give reasoned arguments in support of this statement
  • should give reasoned arguments to support a different point of view
  • should refer to religious arguments
  • may refer to non-religious arguments
  • should reach a justified conclusion
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