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What is wealth?
A large amount of money or investments
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What is poverty?
Being without money, food or other basic needs of life
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What is debt?
A situation where a person or organisations owes more money than the possess
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What are excessive salaries/fat cat salaries?
Large amounts of money earned, plus possibly bonuses and share actions
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What is a poverty trap?
Not being able to break out of poverty
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What is a charity?
An organisation that does not work for profit and which usually works to help others.
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What is the National lottery (lotto)?
A gambling competition (over 16's) which offers large prizes, but gives money to charity
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What is personal wealth?
Money, possessions and investments owned by an individual.
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What is apathy?
A lack of interest, concern or emotion/indifference
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What is dependency?
Being dependant on benefits or others to survive
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What is redundancy?
Loosing your job because you're no longer needed by the company
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What are some ways of acquiring wealth?
Marriage, inheritance, gifts, talent...
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Who are the poor?
Struggling to afford food and basic necessities for the selfs and their family. Some have homes but it may be unsuitable for their purpose, others could be homeless.
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Why are some people poor?
Unemployment, low wages, wasteful spending patterns or living in debt
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Who suffers the most being in poverty?
Children- they're dependant on their parents. Adults- May feel guilt and helpless about the situation. Young people- leaving home in search for a better life (often worse). Elderly- suffer badly, ill health and unable to work
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How can poverty be overcome?
Education and training- further education for adults, counselling and government help (benefits, job seekers, tax credits-reducing tax fir low earners, pensions)
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Who cares for the poor?
Local authorities (social workers, support workers) charities/organisations (NSPCC, Help the Aged and the Salvation Army) and families
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What are the Christian attitudes to rich and poor?
Everyone should be treated equally, wether they be rich or poor. It is wrong for someone to become rich by exploiting others (eg- if an employer pays less than the minimum wage, that is wrong)spiritual riches are more important than material riches.
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What are the Christian attitudes to wealth?
The bible teaches that everything belongs to God, talents can be used to earn money. However, it's wrong to earn more than is needed (takes attention away from god)
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What are the Christian attitudes to the responsible use of money?
Wealth should be used responsibly, and should be used to help others less fortunate than themselves eg- family members, local community or charities.
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What are the Christian attitudes to helping the poor?
Excess wealth should be shared with the poor. Jesus taught that poor will always be with us and people should do what they can to help them.
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What are the Christian attitudes to gambling?
Methodists- against any firm of gambling as money should be used for the necessities of life not for winning more. Church of England/ Roman Catholics- don't encourage gambling but allow it in moderation eg- lottery as money is going towards charities
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What are the Muslim attitudes towards gambling?
Gambling like alcohol and drug taking is strictly forbidden (absolute view) as gambling leads to a loss of sense and reason and this destroys faith in Allah
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What are the Christian references to money?
'The love of money is the source of all kinds of evil'. 'Even is your riches increases, do not depend on them'.
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What are the Christian references to gambling?
'Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show some restraint'
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What are the Christian references to helping the poor?
'Love thy neighbour as yourself' 'true religion is to look after the orphans and widows'
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What are the Christian references to earning money?
'Whoever refuses to work is not allowed to work"
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What are the Islamic references to rich and poor?
'He who eats and drinks while his brother gives hungry is not one of us'
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Arguments for the lottery
Money goes to a good cause (charity, local community projects), big win could be life changing,not much money is spent on a lottery ticket so it doesn't negatively affect families
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Arguments against the lottery
Rich people don't need to play as they already have the money, it's an extra voluntary tax on poor people, could cause addiction (gambling)
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