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Explain how Christians might support those who are poor around the world?

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AO2 Explain how Christians might support those who are poor around the world? There are a number of ways in which Christians can help poor people around the world today. To be a Christian compassion for everyone and everything is necessary, in this way everyone is compassionate towards eachother and therefore the people we care for in turn care for us. So the motivation behind Christians helping others is religion. If we love our neighbours then we would feel its our duty as Christians to help them out of poverty. It is our duty as Christians to do our very best to help them in times of disasters and famine. For example the work of organizations such as trocaire is a prime example of Christian compassion and their work in projects such as India, the people affected by the tsunami and helping to develop the third world. ...read more.


In Matthew 6:6 we are told that God rewards faith in him. "But when you pray, go into your room and close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your father who sees what is done in secret will reward you" This is linked to the Christian ideal of universal priesthood. If every Christian fulfills their duty as universal priests then everyone will be compassionate towards eachother and give to charities. "We need to build just a social order in which all receive their share of the world's goods and no longer have to depend on charity" Most of the world's wealth is concentrated in a small minority of the world's population. This Is very true in America were the richest 10% own 80% of the country's wealth and 45 million Americans have no health care also throughout the world 1 billion people live on less than $1 dollar a day. ...read more.


This is important because if a country can support itself then Trocaire can focus its initiatives in other countries to help them achieve the same goal. Trocaire isn't just giving them the countries money; they help physically by buildings new buildings and medical care. It also provides emergency aid to places where war or natural disaster has struck. Short term aid includes things like temporary accommodation, medical equipment, sanitation and sterilisation kits, blankets and of course food and water. So we can see that by praying we are showing faith in God and also showing compassion for our neighbours. By working with the church we can help the local poor people and donating money also helps those in poverty. By volunteering for an organisation like Trocaire we help the poor by building new buildings and physically helping them. By loving God and helping others we will find true happiness for everyone. ?? ?? ?? ?? Stephen Deegan RE Coursework ...read more.

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