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World Poverty - Explain what Christians believe about their responsibility for other people.

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Skill A01 Explain what Christians believe about their responsibility for other people. A Christian is someone who follows in Jesus' example. We can that Jesus was extremely courteous, generous and kind to everyone, including the poor and the sick. Jesus treated everyone equally, regardless of whether they were poor, sick or able-bodied. Therefore, Christians should reflect this in caring for other people. As Christians, we believe that we will be rewarded in heaven for good and kind acts towards others. We believe that people are equal, regardless of their wealth. In the parable of the sheep and the goats, Jesus explained to the people about responsibility for others. He said, "He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'" ...read more.


He '2urged peaceful reform, asking God to overcome the spirit of hatred and revenge.' He refused to hide the corruptions of El Salvador from the world, trying to stop the violence by writing to the American president, asking him to ban the sending of arms to El Salvador. He was a true 'pastor', and was murdered while celebrating Mass on the 24th of March, 1980. In conclusion, we, as Christians believe that they have a responsibility to care for other people, as we believe that Jesus is in everyone. However, we also believe that riches can get in the way of Christian characteristics such as generosity and kindness. Skill A02 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. Famine and AIDS are two major and severe problems that are faced by people in developing countries. Christians recognise the suffering that these problems bring and believe that it is our duty to help the unfortunate victims of them. Christians have responded in many ways over the years; for example, Self Help Development International was founded in 1984 in response to the Ethiopian famine that was taking place at the time. ...read more.


Africa Magazine, St. Patrick's Missions. It is our responsibility to dispel the myths about AIDS and let people know that an HIV positive person is NOT dangerous. It is perfectly safe to have a normal social relationship with an infected person, therefore, they should not be excluded from society. Jesus provided an example for Christians to follow when he healed the leper. He gave the leper the chance to live a normal life, and take his place in society. This is a far greater gift than that of money or other material things. In conclusion, Christians apply their beliefs of giving everyone a chance in life by, in the case of famine, providing them with the necessities needed to provide for themselves, or in the case of AIDS, educating other people so that they can understand that they do not need to be afraid of HIV positive people as they are in no danger, thus giving the infected people a chance to take part in society as anyone would. 1 Mark 10: 17-31 2 Taken from The Roman Catholic Tradition, By Joanne Cleave ...read more.

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