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Justice is an important moral principle that applies to all areas of human life. On the personal level, Tika (Justice) directs each of us to give to Te Atua (God)

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Achievement Standard 90822V1 Reasons: 1. Poverty is a global concern that many people ignore in their everyday life. Because of poverty other issues such as child labour, drugs, violence and inequality takes place. 2. Poverty is a constant feature in the media that needs to be addressed by our world leaders. Coming from a third world country, India, it's saddening to see the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. No one common definition of poverty is accepted by all countries. Poverty is generally categorized as material deprivation. Generally, poverty is defined as the state of being poor or deficient in money or means of subsistence. Justice is an important moral principle that applies to all areas of human life. On the personal level, Tika (Justice) directs each of us to give to Te Atua (God), self, and others what is due to them. It requires us to take responsibility for the world in which we live and care for the environment that surrounds us. Injustice is the denial of justices in that it disregards rights and neglects duties. See Justice is defined as the quality of being righteous or fair - people getting what is right, fair and appropriate. ...read more.


Poverty is often the companion of hunger, disease, family stress, domestic violence alienation, drug addiction and hopelessness. It is important that no-one is deprived through poverty of their human rights and meaningful participation in the development of society. The future is in our hands to walk towards life rather than death, to develop and enhance the fabric of life for all co-operatively rather than competitively. Judge We believe that to blame those who are poor for their poverty, and to leave the suffering of others to charity is contrary to a Christian view of the purpose of human life and society. The Christian faith says that all people has a fundamental worth and dignity which cannot be taken away from them, regardless of gender, race, class, sexual orientation or other human categorisations. This is recognised in one of the 'Principles of Justice' - Justice affirms the dignity of Human person. Although we are all equal before God, the Bible repeatedly tells us that God has a special concern for those who are poor; the widow and the orphan; the hungry, the lonely and the imprisoned. Our faith tells us that no one should be condemned to life on the margins of society. ...read more.


and are made for life in community- with God, with each other and with the whole of creation. Justice will therefore only exist when people live in right relationships with Te Atua, the source of Tika. Justice requires people to give God what is due to God- thanks and praise for everything that God is and for everything that God has done for us. By developing God-like attitudes and living in God-like ways people are able to live just lives. Justice also requires that we live in right relationship with each other and with the world in which we live. In doing all this we not only become Christ's followers but also reflect God's love and work towards our mission which is bringing God's Kingdom here on Earth. Act * Global poverty prayer chain- to see 50 million people released from poverty through the work of 100,000 groups of Christians all over the world. * How can Prayer end poverty? God does it. Prayer works because of the one we're praying to. And it gets us closer to God too. Jesus told his disciples to do plenty of it -Luke 18. * Reach out across boundaries of religion, race, ethnicity, gender and disabling conditions. * Live justly in your families, school, work place and social life. * Serve those who are poor and vulnerable etc. * WORK FOR GREATER JUSTICE AND PEACE. ...read more.

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