Ethos Education


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Ant-Man: To what extent should helping ex-convicts not to reoffend be a priority for the penal system?

Learning Objectives:

  • Awareness of Christian teaching about judgement, forgiveness and punishment.
  • Understanding of the concept of human rights.
  • Understand different theories of punishment.
  • Consideration of the treatment of convicted prisoners.

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The Amazing Spider-Man: What is a Christian response to vigilante action against criminals?

Learning Objectives:

  • Consideration of the tension between personal conviction and authority.
  • Understand the concepts of justice and injustice.
  • Consideration of society’s obligation to protect its weaker members.

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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Why do some people choose prison or death rather than recant firmly held beliefs?

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding of the concept of prisoner of conscience.
  • Awareness of the case of one prisoner of conscience arrested for their Christian beliefs.
  • Consideration of what, if anything, the students feel strongly enough about to go to prison for.

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