• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Explain the work of one religious agency working for world development.

Extracts from this document...


Explain the work of one religious agency working for world development Christian Aid was established in 1945 when the Second World War was drawing to an end. A coalition of British and Irish Churches formed 'Christian Aid' with an aim to aid as many people as possible who had been affected by the war. In 1948 the organisation decided it was in order to raise money for third world countries. Christian Aid has since expanded over sixty countries worldwide. Christian Aid recieves a majority of its revenue from the Governments of Ireland, Britian and The European Union (The EU) and also from the help of supporters and donators. ...read more.


Many residents had no jobs or practical skills to offer which meant they were not very rich and lived in poor conditions. The MCCSS have taken on life projects to provide countries like this with proper housing, healthcare, sanitation and education. Christian Aid also helps other countries such as; Cambadia, Ethiopia, India, Sudan and Uganda. In these battles Christian Aid helps with hunger and poverty. Christian Aid is not a group of Christians helping other countries. It is an organisation, started by the Churches, in which Christians and Non-Christians work together to help all in great need, whatever their religion, politics, colour or country. Christian Aid is religious because Christians concerned about the worlds poorest countries, founded it. ...read more.


Christian Aid has argued that poverty is caused and often made worse, by the more developed countries such as Britain. An example of this would be that in past decades Western Governments and banks lent billions of pounds to developing countries who now, cannot repay the debts. Christian Aid argue that the interest that the poorer countries are having to pay on top of their debts, is draining the wealth out of these developing countries. So Christian Aid and many other agencies campaign to cancel these debts so that the poorer countries can concentrate on developing their countries without worrying about their on-growing debts. Overall, Christian Aid was founded to express the concerns of Christians towards those whom were facing hardship, hunger and war. Christian Aid has certainly fulfilled its initial cause and has moved on to aiding many more. By Sejal Madlani ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Christianity section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Christianity essays

  1. Assess the role of faith in supporting religious belief

    favours neither option. The second circumstance is if we are faced with a genuine option i.e. one that is living, forced and momentous. By living James means one that is a reality, as opposed to a dead option, that whilst theoretically possible, isn't actually going to happen e.g.

  2. What are the moral and religious differences, if any, between euthanasia and suicide? Why ...

    However, if a patients is certain to die, and is only being kept alive by a ventilator, it is acceptable to switch off the ventilator since it is holding back the natural process of death.

  1. ai) describe how a Christian may follow the call to discipleship through daily life ...

    At this present time these communities of Christian who have separated themselves from their worldly possessions to commit to become as perfect Christians as possible are called monasteries. These days the people living this kind of life are called monks and nuns and abide by arrangement which they must live

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

    For example, in Ghana an organisation called SEND is helping people to find out more about their country's debt and how they can make sure any funds from debt cancellation are spent wisely.

  1. Analyse and explain the work of onereligious agency working for the world of development. ...

    There total income was �2,500,000. In the seventies they focused on there long time plans for getting people to be self-sufficient. There total income was almost �5.5 million. In the seventies they realised there self-sufficiency plans were not enough. The banks were charging to higher loan interest rates.

  2. Outline the work of one religious agency working for world development and explain why ...

    Fund raising is a major issue and to be able to start any work in relieving the issue of poverty, Christian Aid has to tackle the problem of funds, which can be raised in several ways. In 1975, it was organised so that every year in May, Christian Aid week could be held as a nationwide even.

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

    Many of the extra fund raising events are taken place throughout the year by churches and individuals supporting events like sponsor walks and jumble sales etc.

  2. What are the origins of the Salvation Army and explain its development?

    Booth went home to tell his wife "I have found my destiny", and later formed his own movement "The Christian Mission". Booths organization became established but the results were disappointing, this was due to the fact that there were 500 charitable and religious groups also trying to help in the East End.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work