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Wealth and poverty within religion.

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- Explain what Christians believe about their responsibility for other people? (16 marks - 400 to 600 words) - Choose two specific examples of problems faced by people in developing countries and explain how Christians might apply the beliefs you have identified to the problems. (14 marks - 350 to 525 words) - "The Rich man went to hell because he did not help Lazarus. The same will happen to us if we do not help the poor in the world" Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have considered more than one point of view (10 marks - 250 to 375 words) - Explain what Christians believe about their responsibility for other people (16 marks - 400 to 600 words) Christians base their responsibility for other people on the actions and life teachings of Jesus and practices of the early church. Jesus taught that you should "Love your neighbour as yourself" by this he did not mean "go out with the person next door" but he meant for Christians to be concerned about others and wanting for them to have a good wellbeing by caring for them as much as you care about yourself. ...read more.

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b) Fair Trade Fair Trade means an equitable and fair partnership between marketers and producers. A fair trade partnership works to provide low-income artisans and farmers with a living wage for their work. Many coffee farmers around the world receive market payments that are lower than the costs of production, forcing them into a cycle of poverty and debt. Intensive coffee farming can also lead to pesticide pollution and deforestation. Fair trade works to correct these imbalances by guaranteeing producers are paid fairly for their products, which mean that workers are paid at least that country's minimum wage. Since the minimum wage ($1.26 per pound) is often not enough for basic survival, whenever feasible, workers are paid a living wage, which enables them to cover basic needs, including food, shelter, education and health care for their families. Paying fair wages does not necessarily mean that products cost the consumer more. Since Fair Trade Organizations bypass exploitative middlemen and work directly with producers, they are able to cut costs and return a greater percentage of the retail price to the producers. Christians can Word Count: - 468 words - "The Rich man went to hell as he did not help Lazarus. ...read more.

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Sorting out there own life takes time, sometimes all there life, in some extreme cases it may even cause the end to a life. People do not help the poor because instead they help a relative that may be very ill. These type of people should not go to hell as they are not bad people but don't have time to help others because all there time is spent helping the relative. Many poor people who receive help waste it for example if a country is given money to help them develop they have been known to waste it on guns and weapons which shouldn't be needed anyway as God says there should be peace on Earth. Others believe hell does not exist it is just there as a decoy to frighten people therefore making them Good. In conclusion I think that it isn't for us to decide who goes to hell it is God's decision. Yet if I was given the right to decide my decision would not just be based on helping the poor. Many elements go into the decision and it is a very hard decision to make therefore shouldn't be made hastily it takes time. Word Count: - 470 words ...read more.

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