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We should look after the poor in our own country before we help the poor in other countries.

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Religious Education GCSE Coursework Specification A option 2B The Effects of the Roman Catholic Tradition on Lifestyle and Behaviour World Poverty Question 3 "We should look after the poor in our own country before we help the poor in other countries." Some people may agree with this statement and argue that helping the poor in third-world countries like Africa is pointless because a lot of the poverty is caused by corrupt leaders and governments and therefore if we continue give money to them, the leaders will become richer and the poor will continue to live in poverty. ...read more.

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to help themselves in the past but they have decided to ignore it, however the poor in the third-world have never had the opportunity to try to help themselves therefore they need aid the most. Other people may believe that "charity begins at home". This may be because Jesus said "Love thy neighbour as yourself", however Christians believe that everyone is our neighbour and therefore we should help everybody, even if we do not know them. Some people would also disagree with the statement and think that we should help those in other poor countries because in the third-world there are millions of people dying of diseases and unlike ...read more.

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In conclusion, I think that we should help the poor, regardless of where they live. Helping those in need is a noble act of human kindness and ending world poverty should be a universal objective. However I also think that we often focus on the poverty in third-world countries and forget that there are many people living in severe poverty in England that also need help. I also think that helping others is very important because of Jesus' teachings and because it is what God would want us to do. ...read more.

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