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Describe Christian teachings about the way in which believers should treat people who are less fortunate than themselves

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Describe Christian teachings about the way in which believers should treat people who are less fortunate than themselves The Christian teachings about the way in which believers should treat people who are less fortunate than themselves are that you should do your utmost to help them in any way possible by doing an assortment of things ranging from the more forward option of giving them money or just giving them a place to sleep for the night. Peters map (produced by historian and cartographer Dr. Arno Peters) fundamentally shows the way in which the world's wealth is divided in to the northern and southern hemisphere (Rich North and Poor South). It illustrates that the majority of the world's money is in the north and it has been worked out that is where 80% of the world's money is. It wouldn't be so much a problem if the poor south had the same population as the north but in fact it has the same percentage of the north's wealth which proves how unbalanced these two hemispheres are. ...read more.

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Brandt had a vision for the future in which all the issues facing the world would be discussed by the leaders and representatives of every nation, rather than by a small group of rich nations (the G7) as is the case today. The report contained Brandt's ideas that world leaders should organise the provisions of food, water and medicine to these third world countries. Also Brandt recommended that these leading governments should organise preventable disease control programmes in poor regions of the world. He recommended that rather than allowing corporations to invest and produce mainly where wages, taxes, trade and financial regulations and environmental safeguards are the lowest, there should be a commitment to raise the income and quality of life of people in developing nations. He also pointed out the need for preserving the environment as the case was then and still is now that the first world countries cause more harm to the environment than third world countries, but it's the third world countries who are affected by it more than the first world. ...read more.

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Also if we were in a position where we loved our brothers and sisters in the third world than we would probably feel obliged to help them "dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from god if this was the case then world hunger and poverty would be much less of a problem then it is now. "Hear this, you who trample the needy and do away with the poor if the land saying, when will the moon be over that we may sell grain and market wheat? -Skimping the measure, boosting the price and cheating with dishonest scales" this means that you shouldn't take advantage of the needy (poor south) you should help them by giving them things they need for free and help them. If people in the first world were to do this things would be looking a lot more encouraging for the third world country's who have needs for things that the rich north takes with a pinch of salt. ...read more.

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