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Christian Aid Ethics Q1A Describe how Christian Aid's work reflects its Christian values Christian Aid's work reflects its Christian values by doing what it says in the bible and other Christian beliefs. Take for example Mathew chapter 5 verse 16-17, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. "Do not think that I came to destroy the law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfil." This is what Christian Aid does, help others and it is Christian values. Christian Aid is a charity that was set up in 1945, initially to give aid to post war in Europe. Now the charity is one of the biggest in the world. Christian Aid is all about assisting the poor and needy, regardless of race or religion. God said that all people are equal and have basic rights. Then everyone should be equal and have a right in what they believe. Prime examples are Martin Luther King, Gandhi, John Calvin, John Piper and many other people who spoke about what should be done and what should be believed. Christian values show that we should give to the poor and help people. ...read more.


They do what will make most people happy. Situation Ethics states "do the most loving thing". A lot of people love doing what they do in Christian Aid, knowing that all the help they give will be worth it and that many people's lives will be better. Natural Law states "follow your purpose". Not everyone believes their purpose is to help other people, make poverty history or make the world a better place. However there are people that do want to help people who are not as fortunate as us. This all relates to what Christian Aid does and its aims. Doing what is best and trying their best to help, however bad the problem. I believe that the best theory that explains Christian Aid's work is Situation Ethics because all the people that work in Christian Aid love what they are doing and are proud of it. Just like how Simon Cowell did the Haiti charity single, many people joined in and they were happy to do so and really wanted to help out. There are also many celebrities who are auctioning things for charity. It's for the best and they work hard to help the poor and needy. ...read more.


Yet if we did this we wouldn't have good relations to other countries and we wouldn't get anything back if we helped ourselves. There are greater problems outside the UK than inside the UK. I think the teleological view is the right one here as we should base things on the consequences. However if we viewed it then it might rule out some of the views in utilitarianism. Situation ethics is similar to utilitarianism but situation ethics is to do the most loving thing and so it is not for pleasure but for love. This is followed by Jesus' quote "Love others as I have loved you". We should help others as they have helped us rather than being selfish. We would get rewards by other countries for helping them. It's what Christian Aid love doing, helping others. However I believe the utilitarianism is the best view as we get our problems solved and problems in other countries to. It would make a lot of people happy. It is what would make people happy and this is the one. Many people would be happy if poverty was history, world hunger gone and many other things that go around the world. Helping others will help us to at some point. We will benefit more on helping the poor and needy rather than ourselves. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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