Religion, Poverty and Wealth

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Wealth, poverty and disease

Wealth isn't bad

The Bible: wealthy people who were faithful to God "You cannot serve both God and Money"  Matthew 6:24

Love of wealth is a problem

Poverty ---> great suffering

25% world's population, 80% world's wealth

Greed of people in MEDCs ---> poverty in LEDC's

Causes of poverty: rapid population growth, war and the unfair trade of raw products ---> hunger

Famine: war, climate, droughts, floods

100s of 1000s of people die of starvation every year

UK ---> unemployment, gambling, alcoholism

Poverty and disease: malnutrition, poor sanitation, lack of healthcare ---> diseases

Education: dangers of promiscuity and spread of STIs

Money and charity


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