Do we need nuclear weapons? (AO2 4 marks)
No because Jesus said if someone angered us we should turn the other cheek.
No because Jesus taught forgiveness for our enemies.
No, because Hindu teachings of Ahimsa teach that you should not cause harm to any living thing.
Yes because some people would argue they can be used as a deterrent.
Yes if they are used for self defence because we have to stand up for ourselves.
Yes if the war is to fight to destroy evil.
Should religions support peace by working together? (AO2) 4 marks
Yes. Interfaith dialogue emphasises the need for different faith groups to work together and remove misunderstandings
Yes. It’s important to communicate and listen to each other.
Yes because all religious traditions teach about the importance of peace
No because war & conflict are facts of life.
No because it can be difficult to achieve peace as people have different opinions about it.
No because it is important to stand up for what you believe in even if that results in conflict.
Evaluate the religious teachings on issues of suffering from a Hindu and Christian perspective (AO2) 8 marks