GCSE Full Course Conflict

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