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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 The agency that helps in world development that I am going to analyse is called Christian Aid. Most poor countries are forced to make their main priority which is paying back heavy debts, while they earn less and less from a trade system that is loaded against them. So Christian Aid helps the poor and sick with their Training and supplies. It was founded at the end of the second world war in 1945 by the formerly known British Churches Ecumenical Refugee Council. It was designed for helping the poor throughout the world. Christian Aid aims to serve all people whether or not they are Christians. They are supported and funded by Church donations, sponsored events, school donations, voluntary donations and government grants. Christian Aid also raises money by door-to-door envelope collection during Christian Aid week. ...read more.

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Christian Aid prefers to fund local organisations in a place of need as they believe that this is how they can meet local needs. Therefor using a local labour force provides work in the area for the people helping to overcome poverty. There are many different types of aid given by Christian Aid, they are: * Continued aid - This is for helping refugees as part of a relief programme. They supply food for the hungry, shelter for the homeless and medical care for the ill. * Emergency aid - Emergency aid is given to help people in sudden need when homes are destroyed and people die during natural disasters. * Aid in Britain - This is set out to help people in Britain understand the causes of poverty and the reasons why third world countries find it hard to change their situation. ...read more.

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It is important to the people who benefit from the Aid because they know that there are people who care and with the help of Christian Aid can gain help to help themselves. It also gives these people dignity and self respect. Jesus said : ' I was hungry and you fed me, thirsty and you gave me a drink; I was a stranger and you received me in your homes, naked and you clothed me; sick and you took care of me...When ever you did this for one of my family, you did it for me.' Out of every pound Christian Aid receive, 75p is spent on tackling poverty on behalf of the poorest people in the world, 11p is spent on campaigning and education, to change the structures of inequality that keep people poor; 12p is spent on fund-raising; 2p is spent on administration. ?? ?? ?? ?? Charlotte Whysall 11SS May 1, 2007 ...read more.

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