Ethos Education


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Suffragette: How should we protest against things we believe to be wrong?

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding of biblical teaching about how Christians relate with the state.
  • Consideration of the tension between personal conviction and authority.
  • Awareness of different forms of protest.
  • Awareness of the role of local, national and international pressure groups.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron: What moral limits should be placed upon genetic engineering?

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the concept of the sanctity of life.
  • Awareness of different forms of reproductive technology and genetic engineering.
  • Understanding of different arguments for and against reproductive technology and genetic engineering.
  • Consideration of future consequences of current advances in reproductive technology and genetic engineering.

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Pitch Perfect: To what extent should women be considered differently to men?

Learning Objectives:

  • Awareness of different Christian views on the roles of men and women.
  • Understanding different Christian views concerning women priests.
  • Awareness of modern Christians who have worked to oppose gender prejudice, and Jesus’ treatment of women.

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Female Football Managers: To what extent should equality of status for men and women mean equality of function? Does equality mean uniformity?

Learning Objectives:

  • Awareness of different Christian views on the roles of men and women.
  • Understanding different Christian views concerning women priests.
  • Awareness of modern Christians who have worked to oppose gender prejudice, and Jesus’ treatment of women.

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What We Did on our Holiday: What is the point of a funeral?

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding Christian beliefs about the soul and the body.
  • Understanding the teaching of the Bible about eternal life.
  • Understanding the hope of resurrection for Christians (including how this is reflected in funeral rites).

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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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Doctor Who: Kill the Moon: What difference does Jesus’ death make?

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding of what Christians believe about the identity of Jesus.
  • Consider key moments in the ministry of Jesus.
  • Awareness of Old Testament concepts of sacrificial atonement.
  • Understand the significance of Christ’s death as a once-for-all atonement for sin.

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