Relgious Attitudes to World Poverty

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What are 3 Christian attitudes which go against poverty?
Justice, Stewardship and Compassion
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Christian quote against WP
"Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."
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Distribution of wealth
24% of worlds population share 76% of the world's wealth
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What is global interdependence?
a country relying on other countries (eg we rely on Kenya for Coffee)
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Why are some countries poor?
Corrupt government, war, lack of raw materials, natural disasters
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What exacerbates unfair trade?
Subsidies- hand outs from government. Means farmers in US can lower price of their cotton (don't need as much money) but farmers in Mali can't so people buy US cotton as its cheaper. Sweatshops, eg payed 12p/hr for Nike
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What work do Christian Aid do?
"help people to help themeselves"- sustainable. Provide both long/short term relief. Work with partnerships- can learn culture and language
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What is a recent Christian Aid campaign?
Tax avoidence (eg Amazon, Starbucks) and Climate Change
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Islamic Haddith against WP
"He is not a believer who eats his fill while his neighbour remains hungry by his side."
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How do Muslims combat WP
Zakah- give 2.5% to poor, Sawm- fast during Ramadam for empathy, Salah- pray for WP to end
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How do people put beliefs into practice?
Pray, Campaign, Bring children up, volunteer, buy fair trade, educate others
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Islamaic quote against debt
"If the debtor is in a difficulty, grant him time till its easy for him to repay."
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Islamic quote for generosity
"The generous man is near God, near Paradise...and far from Hell."
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What is Fair Trade?
Aims to remove the injustice of trade, gives fair wages to all contributers to product, they promote sustainable development
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Parable which says to help those in need
The Good Samaritan/ The Rich man and Lazarus
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Muslim instructions for acting against WP/ suffering
"Visit the sick, feed the hungry and release the suffering."
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