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Analyse and Explain the Work of One Religious Agency Working for World Peace.

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Religion: Wealth and Poverty ~ Section (aiii) Analyse and Explain the Work of One Religious Agency Working for World Peace. The agency I have chosen to analyse and explain about for my chosen religious agency is 'Christian Aid.' I have chosen them, because I believe overall that they do the correct thing to help the needy. Christian aid is an agency of the churches in the UK and Ireland; Christian Aid works wherever the need is greatest, irrespective of religion. Christian Aid supports local organisations, which are best, placed to understand local needs, as well as giving help on the ground through 16 overseas offices. Christian Aid believes in strengthening people to find their own solutions to the problems they face. It strives for a new world transformed by and end to poverty and campaigns to change the rules that keep people poor. Christian Aid as stated above help many countries with their problems; one of these, which I will elaborate on, is to correct the problems arising from debt in third world countries. These problems arise when the third world countries borrow money to make their country a better place. ...read more.

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Christian Aid's main focal point is now to rewrite the international rules and practices that govern the trading laws this enabling poverty to be reduced lifting the weight of debt repayments enabling poor countries to develop their industries and earn more from trade. Better trade makes it easier for countries to pay their debts and stop getting into debt in the first place. Therefore, Christian Aid is now working to persuade the big rich industrial countries not just to throw out their view of a satisfactory sum of money, but also to really try to think of a proper solution to the debt problem in the various countries that Christian Aid is helping. A new report from Jubilee Research at the New Economics Foundation reveals that the debt cancellation programme is working, and is therefore a good campaign. The report examines public spending in 10 African countries, which have benefited from debt cancellation. It shows to me that total spending on education in these countries had increased, therefore as a result of higher educated people, therefore any debt being paid of twice as quickly as before. ...read more.

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That is why debt cancellation has developed, because as well as the programme making people aware of their own countries debt, the cancellation helps education and therefore making the country self-sufficient as its ministry will benefit for the qualified people. I believe that Christian Aid is one of the few charities that in my eyes do enough for the third world countries. St. Paul stated that 'Christian churches should be generous in helping others, even if they themselves are poor.' This I am sure is one of the many reason Christian Aid operates, because they are serving God by what they re doing. In addition, John 3. 17:18 describes that you must 'put your faith into action. The rich must not ignore the poor.' This should thereby encourage many people of the world to try to be like Christian Aid in the way that they help the world to be a better place. In this instance, by serving God you are getting rid of poverty and the derogatory affiliations that the term 'Third -World' carries with it. ...read more.

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