Rich and Poor in British Society

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Give 3 Christian teachings on rich and poor.
"If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need how can he love God?" "No one can serve two masters...you cannot serve both God and money", "The love of money is the root of all evil"
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Give 3 Christian attitudes to rich and poor.(basically explanations of the teachings)
It's ok to be wealthy as long as it's from lawful means. It's how you use your wealth that's important-should be used to help others/the less fortunate. Striving for money takes your attention away from money.
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What is a Muslim teaching regarding to the rich and poor?
"To try and earn a lawful livelihood is an obligation in Islam"
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Give two Islamic teachings related to rich and poor.
Allah judges you on how you use wealth. Wealth is a gift from Allah and should be used to help others.
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Give 2 Christian teachings/beliefs towards the responsible use of money.
Excess wealth should be shared with the poor. "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter heaven"
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Which Christian parable links to the responsible use of money? Explain it briefly.
The Parable of The Rich Fool- Rich man kept building bigger and bigger barns to keep his grain and wealth to himself. The he died and didn't get to enjoy his riches.message-don't be greedy and selfish, share your wealth and possessions.
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How did Jesus set a good example?
He helped the poor ad marginalised in socety eg the lepers. Jesus told a rich man to go and sell all he has and give the proceeds to the poor.
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Give a Muslim teaching to do with the responsible use of money.
"Wine and gambling are filthy tricks of Satan"
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What do Muslims do to help the poor?
Zakah- 2.5% of a person's income and savings after they have taken care of their family. Sadaqah- encourages extra giving
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Give 5 causes/sources of wealth.
Crime, lottery, savings, gifts, business and enterprise, inheritance, hard work, marriage, gambling, talent.
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Give 5 causes of poverty.
Wasteful spending, low wages, unemployment, lazy/apathetic, debt, lack of education, poverty trap, family situation, homelessness, illness, gambling, addiction
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How do the government help the poor?
Minimum wage, benefits, adult education, free school meals for children.
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Charities that help the poor?
Food bank, Salvation Army, ShelterNot
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What do the Salvation Army do and why?
Hostels, soup runs, advice. Christian charity- care for vulnerable, following example of Jesus. Agape
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How can you overcome poverty?
Counselling, fundraising, education and training, government help, charity help, family help.
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What is meant by the term Poverty Trap?
Not being able to break out of poverty.
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What is the minimum wage?
The legal minimum amount per hour which must be paid to a worker in the UK
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Give 3 Christian attitudes to rich and poor.(basically explanations of the teachings)

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It's ok to be wealthy as long as it's from lawful means. It's how you use your wealth that's important-should be used to help others/the less fortunate. Striving for money takes your attention away from money.

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What is a Muslim teaching regarding to the rich and poor?

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Give two Islamic teachings related to rich and poor.

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Give 2 Christian teachings/beliefs towards the responsible use of money.

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