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  • THEME C
    • Perspectives on Poverty
      • What are catholic teachings on poverty?
      • How to directly help the poor?
        • Giving money to the St Vincent de Paul charity to help people escape poverty
        • Showing compassion and kindness by direct help
        • Giving money to homeless
        • Supporting groups like Salvation Army
      • What do CAFOD and Christian Aid do?
        • CAFOD
          • Provides aid to deal with immediate difficulties
          • supports fairtrade
          • helps to educate children
          • Improves health care
          • Provides access to food and water
          • Campaigns for international aid
        • Christian aid
          • Provides workers during drought
          • helps refugees restart their lives
          • Provides immediate relief
    • Perspectives on wealth
      • What are the catholic Responsibilities of wealth?
        • Some people believe the bible teaches them to reject money and be poor. others believe that having wealth is acceptable as long as people use it wisely
        • Take nothing for their journey except a staff ... no money in their belts. Mark 6:7-9
        • The parable of the talents teaches that wealth is a gift from God which needs to be used wisely as God will judge how wealth is used
        • Teachings of the catholic church
          • The catholic church has strongly spoken out against unequal wealth. Poor people are deprived of their dignity by those who are greedy for wealth
          • Christians are not expected to make themselves poor, but should share what they are able to afford with the needy
          • Pope Francis taught that life of all people is more important than the gaining of private wealth by a few people.
        • Stewardship of wealth
          • Many christians believe that they are stewards of Gods wealth. It is a gift of god so should be used responsibly
          • They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share. 1 Tim 6:18
      • What is catholic view on Wealth creation and exploitation?
        • The catholic teaches tat wealth creation is essential for peoples survival and prosperity, but should not be done at the expense of depriving people of their rights
        • The church is against exploitation-  when people misuse power or money to get others to do things for little or unfair reward
        • Exploitation of the poor
          • Wealth should not be at the expense of the poor. The prophet Amos forcefully condemned the exploitation  of the poor
          • Everyone should be able to draw from work the means of providing for his life and family. CCC 2428
        • Bakhita Foundation was set up in memory of a girl who escaped from traffickers and became a nun and a saint, it gives support to those who are caught up in human trafficking
      • What is catholic view on greed, materialism and sacrifice of wealth?
        • Be on your guard against all kinds of greed. Luke 12:15
        • Jesus warned against greed as is destroys a persons relationship with God and goes against teaching
        • Some people  don't believe that greed is all bad and they think it improves the econmy
        • Materlism  distorts a persons sense of value , gives people a false sense of purpose and takes control of life.
      • Vows of poverty- monks, nuns and priests take a vow of poverty in order to commit themselves to fully serving God and others
    • Prejudice and discrimination
      • What is the catholic view on Racial prejudice  and discrimination?
        • All humans are created in Imago Dei, therefore prejudice is wrong
        • Racial discrimination is unacceptable as it can cause harm
        • God created everyone in his image and is present in each person regardless of gender, colour. disability etc
        • All people are saved by the death and resurrection of Jesus so there are no grounds for prejudice
        • Whatever insults human dignity... poisons human society. Evangelium Vitae 34
          • Catholics believe that everyone should be respected  as they are children of God
          • In Britain Today...
            • We have a history of different races and most people accept this
            • Mis understandings can lead to tensions between groups in society
            • Britain is a multicultural society with a wide range of  groups
            • Racism is illegal but it still occurs eg. football matches
      • What is the Catholic view of equality?
        • Men and women complete each other- neither is subservient or inferior to the other. Gen 2
        • Catholics believe both men are created in Imago Dei so God regards them both as equal
        • Catholics believe that the role of woman in the home in irreplaceable but they appreciate the value of women in the working society
          • Contrasting views about the role of woman
            • Catholic church don't have female priests  but CofE have since 1993
            • Catholic church teaches Jesus only ordained males but anglicans have let woman be ordained
      • Justice, Racial equality and prejudice
        • 'A society is not perfected by laws, however, but rather by the love of neighbour' Youcat 302
          • Christians should not obey laws which undermine or undervalue others
          • Children of all races and religions are welcome in UK Catholic schools
            • The catechism of the Catholic church stresses the importance of the church supporting efforts to end injustice
          • Students of all races mix which promotes understanding of differences
    • Religion, Human Rights and Social Justice
      • What are Catholic teachings of human rights?
        • To dishonour a person by ignoring his or her human rights is to dishonour God.
          • The dignity of the human person is rooted in the creation of the image and likeness of God CCC 1700
        • 10 Commandants - God liberates his people from Eqypt and teaches them how to
        • Each individual man is truly a person. His nature, that is, endowed with intelligence and free will. Pacem in Terris 9
        • Anyone who does not receive human rights is being treated as less than human and loses their human dignity
      • What is Catholic teaching on rights and responsibilities?
        • Insisting on people having basic human rights also means accepting responsibility to respect other peoples rights, an help make those rights available
        • RIGHTS
          • If people want rights they must realise that other people must have the same
          • There is a need to ensure people have access to human rights
          • Vunerbale people are often deprived of human rights
      • Human rights in action
        • Caritas international - raises awareness of situations like human trafficking and takes action stop stop it
        • Agencies from other religions - in non Christian country catholic work with other agencies like Islamic aid as some governments prevent christians agencies working in their countries

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