Religious Studies: Christian beliefs about the causes of hunger, poverty and disease

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What does MEDC mean?
More economically developed country
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What does LEDC mean?
Less economically developed country
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What do MEDCs have which prevent LEDCs from selling high-value processed goods to them?
Trade restrictions or taxes.
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Give an example of a product which an MEDC's trade restrictions/taxes prevent LEDC"s selling high-profit processed goods to them. Explain.
LEDC can sell raw coffee beans 2 MEDC at a low price.These are then processed in2 instant coffee by manufacturer from MEDC&sold on for a higher price.However,if the LEDC tried 2 do this the taxes would mean they were unable 2 make even a small profit
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What do many large companies based in MEDCs set up in LEDCs? why?
Factories - wages are much lower which maximises their profit. In some of these factories the working conditions are so poor they would not be allowed to operate in the UK.
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What is Traidcraft?
A Christian organisation which aims to bring about fairer trade practises, and reduce poverty by supplying fair trade products to the UK.
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What do many Christians feel is unfair about what MEDCs do in LEDCs?
For MEDCs to prevent LEDCs from developing a more profitable economy, or to exploit their workers.
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What do some Christians believe the reason for hunger is? Teaching?
Hunger in the world is largely brought about by the greed of certain countries at the expense of others. Teachings: Parable of Sheep and Goats - shows how Christians should treat people less fortunate than themselves.
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Why in some countries people - especially children - may be more prone to diseases such as Measles and Cholera.
Measles - no vaccination programme. Cholera - lack of access to clean drinking water.
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In 2003, the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated how many people had HIV/AIDS in LEDCS? How many of these were being treated?
6 million had HIV/AIDS - only 300,000 were actually receiving treatment.
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What do most Christians believe the reason for disease is? However, what does the new testament suggest the reason is?
The result of the exploitation of the poor. New Testament - some illnesses were the result of the sin. E.g. when Jesus healed a blind man he said 'Receive your sight; your faith has healed you'
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How do Christians feel about poverty which prevents people accessing health care? What do they try and do about this?
It is unacceptable - They call for drug companies to make their products available more cheaply in poorer countries.
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Give four examples of natural disasters that many parts of the world are subject to.
Floods, droughts, volcanic eruptions and hurricanes.
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Why are natural disasters in LEDCs more likely to lead to death?
These countries cannot afford to take the same kind of preventative measures as MEDCs, and do not have access to the same kind of emergency services.
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In the past, what did some Christians believe the reason for natural disasters was?
A punishment for not being faithful to God.
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Who do some Christians believe natural disasters are performed by? Why do people believe this?
The Devil. They might believe the Devil is trying to make people feel God is not helping them, to destroy their faith.
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Give an example of why many Christians might blame humans for natural disasters.
Heavy rain may cause flooding where forests have been cut down to make quick profits. These Christians might then point to the selfishness of those who make a profit themselves without thinking about the impact of their actions on world as a whole
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In the past, what did MEDCs encourage LEDCs to do?
Borrow money from them
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What has happened since LEDC's borrowed money from MEDC's? What are the repercussions of this?
Intrest rates have increased, so LEDCs have been sometimes been unable to repay the loan. In some cases the original amount of the loan has been paid back many times over, but as the interest is added then the loans are still not paid off.
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A teaching which shows that high interest rates are wrong.
"He does not lend at usury or take excessive interest"
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What is Usury?
It can mean loaning money at any interest, but is usually interpreted by Christians today as changing interest at an unfairly high rate.
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What might some christians feel that the practises used in loaning money to LEDCs amount to?
Usury.
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Where is Usury forbidden? What was it considered as bad as? By who?
In the Old Testament, and the Prophet Ezekiel considered it as bad as robbery.
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What do many Christians do but believe it should not be done at the expense of the poor?
Borrow and lend money.
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What are the gospels full of?
Examples and teachings about caring for the poor - a central part of Christian belief and practise
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