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Religious Studies Wealth & Poverty Coursework Religion: Wealth and Poverty a) (i) Outline Christian teaching, and the teaching of ONE other religion, on wealth and poverty. When Christians and Hindus refer to wealth and poverty, they both have similar opinions on it. They believe that it should be gained legally, morally and honestly by hard work for good use, not evil. Christians believe that a person's value should be determined by their behaviour and not by money and wealth. However, wealth can be used for good or evil. So wealth itself is not an evil thing which Christian often misunderstand as said "For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil1". This means that it's the outlook of the person towards money and not wealth itself2. Moreover, Christians believe that if they have money, it is a gift from God and if their attitude towards it is not true, God and wealth will not be in the company of them. So as said in Matthew 6:243, you cannot serve both God and Money which simply means that you need to make a choice between the selfishness of money and wealth and the trueness of God. Jesus taught people that they should use their wealth unselfishly. ...read more.


food, medicine and shelters18, sending war refugees tents, food and blankets in Bosnia and Rwanda, 19 and currently helping thousands of Zimbabweans who need food aid. Seven million20 people needed food aid this year21. So Christian Aid is trying to raise money to provide seeds and planting materials for them. In long-term aid Christian organisations come up with ideas and then ask Christian Aid to finance. They facilitate LDC like in Bangladesh to make basic drugs, they built a factory22, and they try to finance local agriculture schools where they try to increase food production but by using cheap methods for farming like in Lesotho. Overall, Christian Aid is a very supportive and helpful organization who helps the unaided people, mainly in the LDC's. This is a very successful organisation as it is based around the world. They have fought for poverty for more than 60 years. They have earned a lot to help like in 2007 their annual income was �86.5 million23 however they still don't find the world any fairer e.g. in Afghanistan, parents are still selling their daughters for them to survive24. Yet, they believe that they will continue to support LDC and fulfil their duties. b) 'There should be no rich people as long as there is poverty in the world". ...read more.


Watton, Religion and Life, 30th May 09, page 104 8 Victor W. Watton, Religion and Life, 30th May 09, page 104 9 Victor W. Watton, Religion and Life, 30th May 09, page 104 10 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Developing_country 11 E.g. Ethiopia have been in a war for several years 12 http://www.unicef.org/sowc99/ 30th May 09 13 Chile ended up paying $12.8 billion in interest where it just borrowed $3.9 billion 14 http://www.open2.net/society/international_development/debt.html, 30th May 09 15 Therefore take the talent from him and give it to the one who has ten. 29 For the one who has will be given more, and he will have more than enough. But the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. 16 http://www.christianaid.org.uk/whatwedo/ 1st June 09 and Victor W. Watton Religion and Life, 1st June 09, page 107 17 GSCE Coursework Booklet, 1st June 09, Page 18 18 Victor W. Watton, Religion and Life, 2nd June 09, Page 108 19 Victor W. Wattom, Reliigion and Life, 2nd June 09, Page 108 20 http://www.christianaid.org.uk/emergencies/current/zimbabwe-crisis/zimbabwe-overview.aspx, 2nd June 09 21 This year- 2009 22 Victor W. Watton, Religion and Life, 2nd June 09, Page 108 23 http://www.christianaid.org.uk/aboutus/who/history/index.aspx 3rd June 09 24 http://www.christianaid.org.uk/aboutus/who/history/index.aspx 3rd June 09 25 James 2:14-17 www.biblegateway.com 26 Luke 10:25-37 27 GCSE Coursework booklet- World Poverty 28 IBID 29 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+25:31-46&version=NIV 30 Bhagavad-Gita 16:16 31 James 2:14-17 32 GCSE Coursework Booklet- World Poverty 33 IBID ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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