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Chose two specific examples of problems faced by people in the developing countries and explain how Christians might apply the beliefs you have identified to the problems

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AO2: Chose two specific examples of problems faced by people in the developing countries and explain how Christians might apply the beliefs you have identified to the problems, In the world there is a north and south divide, also known as the rich north and the poor south. If we look at our world we can see that there are two extremes. The rich and the extremely poor. This is why we as Christians should help them in order for them to live a good life. The poverty of the South itself is a great problem. Many nations spend their money on items such as arms when it could be spent on many other items that the country needs. The reason for their investment in arms is that a lot of developing countries have political problems and quite a number are at war. In England we put pressure on developing countries such as Africa to buy our weapons from us. We make things up such as 'the other countries around you have better weapons than you, so buy ours and you'll be safe and you will be ...read more.

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A lot of the money, which people rightfully earn through production and travel never reaches their pockets as retailers and transporters take the majority of the profit. Therefore the hard-working person in that country receives a very small amount of the profit. Christians could support this by buying fair trade products such as coffee and chocolate. Fair trade gives a fair amount of money to the people who have made it in developing countries and would give them the right amount of money to support their families. We have two types of hunger. This includes starvation and malnutrition. Starvation is where the people don't have enough to eat. This is a problem, which many organisations have tried to solve by actually giving food to the people and also by giving them the means to produce their own by providing seeds, tools etc 'give a man a fish you can feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you'll feed him for a lifetime'. This shows us that we should look after everyone in the world and should 'aspire not to have more but to be more'. ...read more.

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In Galatians 3:28 it says 'There is neither Jew nor Gentiles, between slaves and free people, between male and female, for you are all one in union with Christ". This shows us that we are one big family and we should support everyone that is in need of our help and there should be no discrimination between us. Whoever is in need Christians should always try to help them. Christians react to organisations such as C.A.F.O.D. by giving donations and joining missionaries out in foreign countries. In East Timor this donated money is used in building shelters, providing food and giving the people the chance to bring themselves out of this state by supplying seeds and tools. There are many different ways and organisations, which can help the underdeveloped countries of the world. Christians must play a leading role in this help living by what Christ has taught us about charity, poverty and wealth. It is vitally important that organisations such as C.A.F.O.D. continue in the great work that they are doing and we learn that these countries need our help. Maybe through this help we can make the world's resources and wealth more equal. ...read more.

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