THE UNIVERSAL NEED FOR GOD

People desire happiness in their lives and can only reach this happiness through their search for God. They need to recognise His presence in their lives and learn about his infinite capacity to love us through the recognition of how other religions have the same characteristics. We learn about God through the knowledge of how Christianity was founded and how we can use prayer to help us to lead more balanced lives.

CREATION GOD’S ORIGINAL PLAN

The content of this Unit revolves around the human heart question: ‘How should human beings relate with creation?’ To find an answer it is necessary to appreciate God’s original intentions (Original Justice). This concept of God’s Original Justice is the foundation for later units, including those on Social Justice.

GROWING IN THE IMAGE OF GOD

The content of this unit considers the importance and purpose of the human body. It leads the students to consider their own physical development and why they need to develop a healthy appreciation of their

bodies and the bodies of others. The human body can be used for good and, for a baptised Christian, is a temple of the Holy Spirit. The Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist) empower Christians to grow in the image and likeness of God.