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The need for world development.

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Religion&wealth&poverty Religious studies (Short course) syllabus A 3481 Lee careless Candidate no. Centre no. 36560 Section A The need for world development The world's distribution of resources and wealth is not fair. Only one quarter of the worlds of the world population uses four fifths of the world resources. Three quarters of the population share one fifth of the world's resources between them. An imaginary line called the north and south divide divides the world. This is an easy way of dividing the richer countries from the poorer countries. Richer countries are the developed countries they have: More industries so there is less unemployment, electricity a water supply and a sewerage system for most people, a good education for most children through to secondary school, a good health care system and an average life expectancy of 70 years plus. In poorer countries they don't have the advantages the richer countries have: Employment isn't very high most people are farmers or employed in primary industry, people live in rural areas without electricity, water supply and no sewer system, half the people have little chance of education, there isn't good access to good health care, so life expectancy is reduced to only 50 years. There are six basic human needs to survive and give a chance in life * Food * Water * Education * Health * Shelter and clothing * And job In the poor south many of these needs are not being met. ...read more.

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10-15% of the funds is spent on emergency aid/short term aid, it brings quick help after a disaster like a war or a natural disaster, it provides things like clothes, food, shelter and medical help. Christian aids main aim is long-term aid that aims to improve the standard of living quality of life in the future and it helps communities to progress and develop. The advantages of long-term aid are: * Increases people self-respect * It gives people a sense of dignity * People gain more control over their lives * Gives people an aim in life * They no longer need to rely on others * It helps people provide for their own future * It encourages skills to be passed on to the next generation * It makes people self sufficient * Makes people more independent It can provide: * Wells * Seeds and equipment for crops * Schools/and an education * Roads Every one of these will help into the future Christian teachings on wealth and poverty Christians believe that money itself is not a bad thing and that it can be used for both good and evil. They also believe it is a gift from god and to be used as god would wish, it can be only made in a lawful and moral way. ...read more.

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Children are encouraged to give money to charity at an early age to make them think about others and what they can do to help them. Judaism has always steered a middle path between striven after wealth and shunning it There should be no rich as long as there is poverty I agree with the quote because if the rich shared there wealth with the poor then there wouldn't be a divide between rich and poor. I think that Christians and Jews would be both for this quote because their dream is of a equal world and that if they help others they will become better people and closer to god. People in the poorer countries would also be for this quote because it will give them a chance to stand equal in the world and not classed as 'poor' .the main people that would be against this quote are richer people who do not want to share because out of greed or because they believe its nothing to do with them. I also think that corporations and companies will be against the quote because they are making profit out of poorer countries and will want to continue making profit. I have learnt over this topic that Christians and Jews have similar views on poverty and ways of trying to rid of it. I don't think the world will ever be rid of poverty because there will always be someone making money off someone else expense ...read more.

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