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Analyse and explain the work of ONE religious agency working for world development.

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Analyse and explain the work of ONE religious agency working for world development During the period of the Second World War, thousands of Europeans were made homeless. Seeing that an organisation called ' the British Churches Ecumenical Refugee Council' was set up for help in 1944. Later in the September of 1945, the organisation was named 'Christian aid', and became a department of British council churches. These churches were all non-Roman catholic. Shortly the organisation began helping on a wider scale, providing help for more and more less developed countries. It now works for over 60 countries aiming to renovate their lives, by bringing people to the thoughts of helping themselves by getting them to learn and work. Christian aid puts Jesus' teachings into practice by helping anyone in need as if they were their neighbours. In order for organisation to be successful and to achieve their aims to its best a lot of money is needed. ...read more.

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Furthermore, Christian aid has created their own website for people to give donation online, also providing people with latest disaster news, charity events and other information. Christian aid supplies help in two major ways, emergency aid and long term assistance. Firstly the emergency aid, Christian Aid has a disaster fund to deal with natural disasters and refugees; these generally take priority over to the long-term aid, as without it individuals can die. Therefore when ever there is a natural disaster, such as a flood, storm, earthquake or a volcanic eruption, Christian aid will respond without any delay. On the incidents as such, the type of help Christian aid provides the victims with first aid, food and water supply, antibiotics and shelter etc. Recently, the Christian aid has supplied food, water and tents to war refugees of Iraq. Also more recently Christian aid team had to raise over �320,000 for the current crisis in Ethiopia for up to 12.6million people needing food aid, wanting 1.5 million metric tonnes of food aid in 2003. ...read more.

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Christian aid spends up to 5% of their budget on decent educations and churches of Britain about the requirement of development needed in the third world. Further more, for the lack of education Christian aid published a quarterly newspaper called the 'Christian aid news' and various other educational resources. These include the current developments of the world and any most recent projects and their information. The information includes the persuasion for the readers to see the right side, for example, in two weeks the amount of money that is spent on armoury and war equipment to destroy lives is enough to give everyone the four basic - enough food, clean water, shelter and education for a whole year. Christian aid observe its purposes of helping all sorts of people to help themselves so that they will not have to relay themselves on others. Despite the consequences of religion and race, the organisation helps for improvements in developing countries. ...read more.

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