World Poverty

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Christian teachings on World Poverty
"Love your neighbour as yourself" "You cannot serve both God and money" "Selling their possessions and goods they gave to anyone as he had need" Christians often buy FairTrade products, because of the hand that Christian Aid has behind it
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Muslim teachings on World Poverty
"He who eats and drinks whist his brother goes hungry is not one of us" Wealth is given to us by Allah for the good of all. Charging interest on loans is FORBIDDEN. Zakah= obligation "He who begs without need is like a person holding a burning coal"
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Sikh teachings on World Poverty
"A place in God's court can only be attained if we do service to others in this world". Key idea is SEWA (physical-tan, mental-man, material-dhan) "Blessed is the godly person and the riches they possess as they can be used for charitable purposes"
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"A place in God's court can only be attained if we do service " "Be grateful to God whose bouties you enjoy. Be compassionate to the needy and the people you employ"
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How does Location cause World Poverty?
Partially to do with the climate but mainly about the natural resources such as oil and gold. For example Saudi Arabia has 25% of the world's oil so far discovered, but Sudan, which is S.A's neighbour is very poor as it has far less natural resources
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How do Natural Disasters cause World Poverty?
The geographical location of a country can been it is more prone to natural disasters e.g.earthquake. Even though natural disasters hit both LEDCs and MEDCs, LICs don't have the money, resources and expertise to help them recover quickly
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How do Politics and Corruption cause World Poverty?
Civil wars can cost the lives of many home-earners and can mean homes and hospitals have been destroued. In unstable countries there are sometimes a few rich people in the government who use the money for themselves instead of benefiting the poor
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How does Climate cause World Poverty?
Insufficient rainfall and intense heat (which makes the land arid) mean that the conditions are not right for crop growth and there is not enough water for people to drink. Global Warming is making matters worse as dry regions are becoming drier(v/v)
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How does Population Growth cause World Poverty?
It means there are extra mouths to feed in families where there is often not enough to go around. Families tend to have more children to help on the farms and because of the high infant mortality rate. It is mainly due to the lack of contraception
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How does World Trade cause World Poverty?
Producers of crops sell their crops at the price other countries will buy them. LICs cannot afford these so they depend on their own produce as well as sell it. Very often LICs buy items from other countries at prices they can't afford- DEBT
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Examples of Christian charities: [4]
Chrisitan Aid, CAFOD, Tearfund and World Vision
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The work of Christian Aid:
Provides practical aid for the poor but also publicises the causes of poverty in the world. Their current aim is on Climate Change but they also have campaigns on HIV, conflict, unfair trade, corruption+other issues that affect the 3 bil. in poverty
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The work of Islamic Relief:
Muslims support I.R. because they believe Allah would want them to do so. Are keen on empowering people by providing opportunity and skills to lift themselves out of poverty. Believe in a mix of long-term and emergency.
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What is Zakah?
Muslims believe wealth is given by Allah for the "good of all humanity" - needs to be shared. 2.5% of a Muslim's earnings is given to charity every year anonymously. Extra giving (known as Sadaqah) is encouraged.
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Define stewardship
The belief that humans have a duty to look after the environment and the people in it on the behalf of God. This concept encourages peope to care for each other and rules out exploitation as people are then being treated unjustly
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Define justice
Bringing about what is right and fair and making up for what has been done wrong. Makes religious believers encourage fair trade and opposes exploitation as it is not "just"
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Define compassion
The feeling of pity that makes people want to help. This encourages a desire to help those who are in a less fortunate situation than ourselves and the feeling of guilt that is produced also makes people want to help the poor
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What is unfair trade?
Trade where the producers are exploited by the buyers
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What is Fairtrade?
A system of trading that ensures fair prices for prodcue from LEDCS
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"He who eats and drinks whist his brother goes hungry is not one of us" Wealth is given to us by Allah for the good of all. Charging interest on loans is FORBIDDEN. Zakah= obligation "He who begs without need is like a person holding a burning coal"

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Muslim teachings on World Poverty

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"A place in God's court can only be attained if we do service to others in this world". Key idea is SEWA (physical-tan, mental-man, material-dhan) "Blessed is the godly person and the riches they possess as they can be used for charitable purposes"

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"A place in God's court can only be attained if we do service " "Be grateful to God whose bouties you enjoy. Be compassionate to the needy and the people you employ"

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Partially to do with the climate but mainly about the natural resources such as oil and gold. For example Saudi Arabia has 25% of the world's oil so far discovered, but Sudan, which is S.A's neighbour is very poor as it has far less natural resources

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