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The following resources below exist solely for the purposes of research via the NSW HSC Course - Studies of Religion (see disclaimer below).

This course is studied in many Christian Schools; hence its coverage on the 'Christian Faith' website.

 

 

THE LORD JESUS SAID...

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid." (John 14.27)

 

FREE MP3 TALK:

'Jesus and Peace' This talk is very helpful in understanding what Jesus taught about peace. Please see the bottom of this page to download (free).

 

 

ARTICLE:

'The shalom (peace) of Jesus' based on the mp3 talk above.

 

 

NSW HSC SYLLABUS OVERVIEW

Can be found HERE

 

 

GENERAL WEBSITES

Religion and Peace Christianity and Islam from 'Our Lady of Mercy College' (Parramatta). This is the best!

GLOSSARY (Waverley)

Religion and Peace  Wiki (EXCELLENT: Christianity and Islam)

Bankstown TAFE notes (WORD doco)

From Mrs Donaghy's Blog

Bored of Studies FORUM on Religion and Peace

ECCSORHSC2UNIT Wikispace

emmausSOR2009 Wikispace

 

 

TEXT HELPS

Religion and Peace Oxford Text sample pages; including Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Hinduism.

Religion and Peace interactive revision exercises from Pearson Education

 

 

Intro: OVERALL SUMMARY OF CHRISTIANITY AND PEACE

BEST: Summary Points (Waverley)

Religion and Peace in Christianity (SLIDESHARE) by Anthony Morgan

Religion And Peace (pdf CEO)

 

 

 1. CHRISTIANITY AND SACRED TEXTS

BEST: The understanding of peace expressed in the New Testament (Waverley)

 Peace Scripture Verses In The New Testament (pdf). A collection of NT verses which mention 'peace'.

 'A Study on Biblical Concepts of 'Peace in the Old and New Testaments' by Efraim Goldstein

 Word Study #70 — Peace

Building a Theology of Peace in the Old Testament by Myron Horst. Myron, a former Mennonite, presents a case for Christians to be pacifists by NOT using the Old Testament as justification to go to war. This article includes references to the New Testament.

 

 

 2. PRINCIPAL TEACHINGS OF CHRISTIANITY 

 

BEST: Principal teachings about peace in Christianity (Waverley). This includes the Just War Theory.

JUST WAR THEORY (JWT) - BBC (Intro);  BUTLER-HARRIS (Intro); PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION (Intro); BBC (more detailed), THEOLOGY EXPLAINED (more detailed); WIKIPEDIA (more detailed with Catholic information).  

Test yourself on the JWT via QUIZLET!

CATHOLIC - Catholic peace traditions (Wikipedia)

 

 

 3. INNER PEACE: CHRISTIANITY

BEST: Guidance for Christians in achieving inner peace (Waverley) 

New Testament Christianity by J B Phillips 8. PEACE

Sample answer from the 2012 HSC Paper on CHRISTIANITY & JUDAISM (pdf - pages 18 & 19)

Sample Answer (Christianity & Islam): For each of TWO religious traditions, identify a sacred text and explain how that text guides individuals in their quest for inner peace. (Waverley)

 

 

 4. CHRISTIANITY AND WORLD PEACE

BEST: Contribution of Christianity to World Peace (Waverley)

Sample Answer (Christianity and Islam): Outline and assess the contributions of TWO religious traditions to the quest for world peace. (Waverley)

 

'Christian' Peace Organisations:

NETWORK OF CHRISTIAN PEACE ORGANISATIONS (UK)

BAPTIST PEACE FELLOWSHIP  (UK)

BAPTIST PEACE FELLOWSHIP OF NORTH AMERICA (USA et al)

CHRISTIANS FOR PEACE (USA)

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (Australia)

PAX CHRISTI (Australia)

PEACEWISE (Australia)

PRESBYTERIAN PEACE FELLOWSHIP (USA)

 

 

 

 MP3 DOWNLOAD

'Judaism' with Peta Pellach Jones (12MB. 1hr 30mins - CAEC). This is a general overview of Judaism for HSC students.

 

 

 

 1. JUDAISM AND SACRED TEXTS

VIDEO: Ancient Hebrew Vocabulary: Peace (Jeff A.Benner; 2.23 mins)

VIDEO: Judaism: scriptures, Father Abraham - Tanakh, Torah, Mishnah, Talmud (Dr. Dale Tuggy; 9.10mins)

 

 

 2.PRINCIPAL TEACHINGS OF JUDAISM

 

JEWISH GLOSSARY (Bosco)

THE IDEAL OF PEACE IN JUDAISM. Israel and Judaism Studies (NSW Jewish Board of Deputies)

MY JEWISH LEARNING has some very good articles on peace.

ASK MOSES is a very helpful site in which you can actually ask a Jewish person about topics such as 'peace'. They will try to answer within 24 hours.

 

 

  3. INNER PEACE: JUDAISM

 

Discover Your Inner Peace by Yaakov Weiland (Orthodox Union)

Inner Peace by Rabbi Aron Moss (Arutz Sheva 7)

Sample answer from the 2012 HSC Paper on CHRISTIANITY & JUDAISM (pdf - pages 18 & 19)

MP3 - Finding Inner Peace by Rabbi David Bassous (free download)

 

 

  4. WORLD PEACE: JUDAISM

 Tikkun Olam (Derech Hatorah) 

 

'Jewish' Peace Organisations

Various JEWISH PEACE GROUPS which are dedicated to peace with Palestinians

JEWISH PEACE FELLOWSHIP

OASIS OF PEACE

PEACE CHILD ISRAEL

JEWISH VOICE FOR PEACE

 


 

ARTICLE

Australian Article'Palestinians and Jews Stand United' by Donna Jacobs Sife (ON LINE opinion. Wednesday, 18 April 2007)

 

 

 Additional: WORLD PEACE

  General Websites

INTERNATIONAL PEACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (IPRA) is a peace research organization founded in 1964.

WCRP is a multi-religious organisation promoting peace worldwide (members in over 100 countries) via religious co-operation and dialogue. See also HERE.

 

CONTEMPORARY EVENTS & ISSUES

Pope Francis asks President Donald Trump to be peacemaker and gives him climate change letter by Philip Pullella and Steve Holland (SMH)

 

 

POWERPOINT FOR CHRISTIANITY and JUDAISM         

  RELIGION AND PEACE (slideshare) 

 

 

 

HSC QUESTION (Christianity & Judaism)

2012 HSC QUESTION

Question 1 (20 marks) 

How have the principal teachings on peace of ONE religious tradition guided its contribution to the achievement of world peace? 

Read the sample answer HERE.

 

 

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