Religious Studies: Concerns for Others

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When is very clear in the bible that Christians have a duty to do?
Support the poor, and show compassion.
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What ar Christians told by the Bible that they should do?
Give money privately and not advertise their generosity.
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When a Christian donates to the poor what is important?
The fact that they have helped the poor, not the recognition they receive for doing so.
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Does the amount of money a Christian donates to the poor matter?
No, it is the intention and cost to the giver which is significant.
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What was significant about a tenth (tithe) in the old testament?
A tenth (tithe) of the harvest was Given to God's work.
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How is the tithe in the old testament still used today?
Some Christians still donate a percentage of their income to charity, they might donate this money to their church or to a charity.
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Where might a Christian donate their money? Is it necessary for them to donate to a Christian charity?
No, they might donate to a Christian based charity, but there is no requirement to do this, some may donate their money to a non-christian charity which helps others.
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Give two examples of a Christian based charity.
Christian Aid and CAFOD.
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Can all Christians donate to charity? However what do they still feel the need to do?
Not always, for the poor it can be hard, however, they still a duty to help others.
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What other ways of helping the poor is there other than donating money?
Donating their time or their expertise.
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Give two examples of what a Christian could do to donate their time to help the poor.
Volunteer at a charity shop or help at a homeless shelter.
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Give two examples of what a Christian could do to donate their expertise to the poor.
Help teach young (previous homeless) people how to cook, or provide knitted goods to those in other countries.
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Explain what the Salvation Army is and how they often raise money.
They're a christian domination which puts emphasis on helping those in need. They often raise money by playing in brass bands in town centres.
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Explain how the Salvation Army use the money they raise. (3)
To provide homeless shelters, con selling for drug and alcohol abuse and basic equipment kits to help those who were homeless and are moving into rented accommodation.
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How might some Christians become more involved in helping others than what is required of them?
They might work for a charitable organisation.
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Give an example (and explain) a Christian who's whole life became dedicated to helping those in need.
Jackie Pullinger - she went to Hong Kong as a missionary. She was so distressed by the suffering of drug addicts there that she worked to set up homes where they could withdraw from drugs and get help readjusting to normal life.
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What campaigns do some Christians get involved with? Why?
Political campaigns in order to try and bring about change which benefits those in need.
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What ar Christians told by the Bible that they should do?

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Give money privately and not advertise their generosity.

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When a Christian donates to the poor what is important?

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Does the amount of money a Christian donates to the poor matter?

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What was significant about a tenth (tithe) in the old testament?

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