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In Christianity wealth is perceived in many ways for instance, a person/country that is very wealthy can use their money for good or evil.

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GCSE Coursework: Wealth and Poverty (a) (i) In Christianity wealth is perceived in many ways for instance, a person/country that is very wealthy can use their money for good or evil. A lot of money can be dangerous because it can lead people to worship wealth instead of god. People who are very wealthy are obligated to share their wealth with the poor. If the poor weren't helped then many innocent lives would be taken for no reason. If people helped the poor then they would be doing a religious act and there for pleasing god as well, this is clearly stated by the Catholic Church "God blesses those who come to the aid of the poor and rebutted those who turn away from them. Love for the poor is incomplete and immoderate use of riches of their selfish use. "Many people fall into the trap of becoming rich and are tempted into doing foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. To many people wealth is everything to them in this life, but they do not realise their financial status does not count for anything when they die, Jesus him self was a wandering preacher with few possessions. He was not wealthy. When he died his only possessions were the clothes he wore. "Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of heaven is yours," The Islamic view on Wealth and Poverty is very similar to the Christian view. ...read more.

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It shouldn't be right that some people live in great luxury with items that are unnecessary where as other people starve to death, with no food or shelter. If world development was working at a faster pace and there were no wars, all the third world countries would be established enough to be classed as a 2nd world country, obviously it would take time but at this rate it isn't going to get far. Say if one day world development was at its peak, if a asylum seeker or refugee came to the Uk to find a job it would be very easy because the person would have had the right qualifications and a education, where as now a asylum seeker would find it impossible to get a job and he would only get paid the minimum wage. Banks also play a very important role in world development. For instance say a 3rd world country asks for loan from a bank so that it can set up a school so children can get an education. In order to pay this loan back including the interest the 3rd world country has to take out another loan to the pay the first loan therefore leading the country into a cycle of debt. If a 1st world country helped a 3rd world to set it self to make its own income then the country would slowly develop attracting even more new ways of income, ...read more.

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I feel that Muslim Aid is doing an excellent job in providing for the needy, also that it is backed up by many Muslims who pay Zakat, so there will always be donations being given. B I believe that there shouldn't be rich people until all the poverty has been removed because God created the world for all people to share and he created all humans equal. The first priority for the world's resources is to ensure that everyone's basic needs are met. No individual, group or country has the right to monopolise or waste resources when there are other people suffering for the lack of those resources. Somebody else's view might be that if there were no rich people, how would we know who is rich or who is poor, but in the Qur'an and Bible it is mentioned that when a person dies they are not judged by their financial status but by the deeds they have done. Jesus him self was very poor all he did was preach to people. I my self-feel that I have to disagree with the question because if everyone shared their wealth then their would be no need for all these charities which we donate our money to. Sharing everything could even stop wars as many countries have fought each other for land. And innocent lives would not be taken for foolish reasons. Altogether it would lead to a lot more peaceful planet. Usman Mahmood 11T1 ...read more.

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