Religious Attitudes to World Poverty Glossary

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Less Economically Developed Country (LEDC)
Poor country, where people live in poverty
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Economically Developed Country (EDC)
Rich country where people enjoy a comfortable standard of living
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Natural Disaster
Disaster caused by nature (for example earthquakes, volcanoes)
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Civil War
War fought against a country's government by people living within that country
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Corruption
Dishonesty that usually leads to accumulation of wealth
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Climate
Regular weather conditions of an area
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World Trade
Different countries buying and selling goods to/from each other
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Global Interdependence
Where different countries in the world are dependent upon each other for trade and survival
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Justice
Bringing about what is right and fair according to the law, or making up for what has been done wrong
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Stewardship
Idea that believers have a duty to look after the environment on behalf of God
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Compassion
Feeling of pity that makes one want to help
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Religious Organisation
Organisation based on religious principles; usually set up by one religion
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Voluntary Service
Person Chooses to work with the poor without being paid
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Unfair Trade
Trade where the producers are exploited by the buyers
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Fairtrade
System of trading that ensures fair prices for produce from LEDCs
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Emergency Aid
Immediate assistance to deal with the aftermath of the disaster
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Sustainable Development
People are helped to develop their skills and learn new ones which they can use again
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Long Term Aid
Assistance given to a poor country possibly over a long period of time that has a lasting effect
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Rich country where people enjoy a comfortable standard of living

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Disaster caused by nature (for example earthquakes, volcanoes)

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War fought against a country's government by people living within that country

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Dishonesty that usually leads to accumulation of wealth

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