Religion: Wealth & Poverty
Religion: Wealth & Poverty (i) Outline Catholic teaching on wealth and poverty. A catholic is someone who has been baptised into the faith of Catholicism. 'Catholic' originating from the word Cataholis which is from the Greek language meaning 'all are welcome'. That is exactly what the church do, they are meant to reach out to people of all languages and welcome them into there way of life. The love of money is the root of all evil, money will eventually turn into an obsession which follows on by evil because an obsessed person will do anything to get what they are obsessed about at any cost. The catholic teaching on wealth and poverty is the people who are wealthy are to use there wealth not only to help themselves but to help others as well who are not as fortunate as them. For a catholic to become a person of wealth, they must acquire this wealth by lawful and just ways the reason for this is when acquiring wealth the wealth must not be taken from less fortunate people. The apostles led a life of poverty but led a truly Catholic life, living a life of poverty does not mean to give up everything you possess but to share the wealth you have with the people who need it. Living a life of poverty is seen as shameful in this day and age but living a life of poverty is more than giving up possessions. It proves a sort of mental strength, meaning you don't need money to live
I was disgusted to read the letter from Mr I Amok, and the points he made on poverty. Where he said, "poverty isn't that bad, only a few people are really poor". I think that he hasn't studied countries enough because countries in Africa
Dear Editor, I was disgusted to read the letter from Mr I Amok, and the points he made on poverty. Where he said, "poverty isn't that bad, only a few people are really poor". I think that he hasn't studied countries enough because countries in Africa have people that can't even afford food, clean water and clothing as it is stated in the booklet where it said, "our water hole dried up". Where he said people just want us to "feel sorry for them", they just want us to help them because it was our fault in most cases that they got in that situation, because when we were a empire they were self dependent but we told them to grow cotton but as the years have gone on the cotton market has crashed and they are no longer self dependent. He also said "charity begins at home because not everyone can afford a car". A car is not important compared to food. People can live without cars, but people cant live without food it is not possible. World poverty is a growing issue I think mr I. Amok should be educated more on this situation. He may not realise all factors that are involved. In my opinion poverty is a massive factor in the third world countries and everywhere else that it affects and mr I. Amok does not understand it as he has shown in the letter. He goes that he heard somewhere that there is enough food in the world to feed everyone, this is true but the problem is the 20% of rich
Tearfund Tearfund is a UK relief and development charity which is passionate about the role of the local church in transforming the lives of people in poverty. Tearfund funds and enables partner organisations around the world who work through and with local churches to bring justice and transform lives - overcoming global poverty. Tearfund works with its partners in advocacy, disaster prevention and response and community development. It is a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee. Tearfund's ten-year vision is to see 50 million people released from material and spiritual poverty through a worldwide network of 100,000 local churches. o History May 1959 - May 1960 was designated World Refugee Year by the United Nations. As a result, many evangelical Christians in the UK sent donations to the Evangelical Alliance (EA) in order to help work with refugees. The EA set up the Evangelical Alliance Refugee to handle donations. Donations to the fund increased, and in 1968 the decision was taken to go public under the leadership of the Rev. George Hoffman, a Church of England minister. The organisation was renamed The Evangelical Alliance Relief Fund (Tear Fund). The name no longer functions as an acronym, giving the current name Tearfund. Rev. Hoffman was awarded the Order of the British Empire (or "OBE") for his stewardship of Tearfund in its early years. In 1974 TEAR Fund
Analyse and Explain the work of one Muslim Agency working for world development
Aiii) Analyse and explain the work of one Muslim Agency working for World Development In this section of coursework I will write about the work of a Muslim agency, a Muslim agency is an organization dedicated to reducing poverty and reducing the suffering of poor people around the world. There are many different Muslim agencies situated in different parts of the world but the one I will be looking into is 'Islamic Relief (IR)'. Islamic Relief (IR) is an international relief and development charity, which aims to reduce the suffering of the world's poorest people. It is an independent Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) founded in the UK in 1984 by Dr Hany El Banna. IR currently has field offices in Afghanistan, Albania, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Chechnya, China, Egypt, Kosova, Indonesia, Mali, Pakistan, Palestine, and Sudan, and carries out further projects in Ethiopia Jordan, Kenya, India, Iraq Somalia, and Yemen. Islamic Relief responds to disasters and emergencies i.e. Short-Term Aid. They also provide Long-Term Aid for many countries across the world, which will last for a long time, providing people with many things and means of survival. As a Muslim Agency, Islamic Relief believes: "Whoever saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind" Qur'an 5:32 Also the Prophet (s.a.w) said: "Best people are those who are useful to others." This hadith shows that
Religious studies - Wealth and Poverty
Coursework Wealth and Poverty Ai. Outline the Christian teaching, and the teaching of one other religion on wealth and poverty. All religions worldwide have different views and arguments on wealth and poverty, even within Christianity. Most Churches themselves are full of wealth, such as The Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church. Many Christians also have personal fortunes. In fact there are even some churches that preach that the more wealth you have the more loved you will be by God, this is very common especially in. Yet there have always been Christians who have chosen to live in poverty in some of the poorest parts of the world. They believe that this is right, because even Jesus led a pure and simple life within poverty. This is also shown in the Bible when Jesus said; "It is much harder for a rich person to enter The Kingdom of God than for a camel To go through the eye of a needle." ....Mark 10.25 All Christians believe that the world and everything in it has been created by God, so nothing in the world is evil itself. So money id neither good nor bad, what does matter is what we use it for, and how we share it. If Christians are unsure that what they are doing is right, they turn to the Bible for help. There they will find that Jesus lived in a world, which some people were very rich and other were extremely poor. Jesus announces at the beginning
Describe and explain how Christians might apply the beliefs you have identified in the modern world.
A02- Religion Coursework Describe and explain how Christians might apply the beliefs you have identified in the modern world. Trocaire is an organisation which was set up in 1973 by Irish Catholic Bishops. Trocaire's aim is to support the world's poorest people and to give assistance in improving their lives. Trocaire believes that, 'it is only by changing the structures that perpetuate poverty and injustice, that we can have a real impact on the lives of the poor.' We know this from Joanne Cleave. Some of the problems people face in the Less Economically Developed World would be war; aids; hunger and unclean water. For example, the civil war in Sudan left millions homeless. Christian Aid and Oxfam however have helped in the suffering. Darfur in Western Sudan has faced the worst humanitarian disasters in the world. Thousands have been killed, mutilated, raped and abducted. The people of Darfur were left homeless and without food, Trocaire however provides major relief to the thousands of people still suffering. This is called Long term aid which is brought about by Christian projects. According to Joanne Cleave Long term aid is, "Spread over many years with the goal of self-reliance to those receiving it." Trocaire provides 'basic equipment' and tools are given to farmers and they are then taught modern farming methods so they can grow different crops rather than what
Did all Americans share in the boom?
Did all Americans share in the boom? Dear President Herbert Hoover, "One of the oldest and perhaps the noblest of human activities has been the abolition of poverty...we in America today are nearer to final triumph over poverty than ever before in the history of any land." Herbert Hoover, 1928 In your speech, poverty in America is no longer a major problem, which is true to a certain extent. Since World War I, American has been the richest country in the world, American's economy boomed immensely in the early 1920s, mainly due to new industries such as cars, telephones and electric lightings. Average salary increases through out America and many Americans have cars, radios, telephones and fridges. Americans are now having a better quality of life than ever before. As we can see, the average annual industrial wages rose from $1158 (in 1919) to $1304 (in 1927), furthermore, the number of millionaires increased from 7000 (in 1914) to 35000 (in 1928). The key to American's prosperity is foreign trade and new industries, America exported $500 million worth of goods, while imported 400 million worth of goods during 1926-30. As America earning more money, factories produce more, industrial production has increased by almost 80% since 1921. Less people are now living in poverty
Christians believe strongly in world equality, as they feel that they have a responsibility to care for the poor and needy. These responsibilities are based upon the five key Christian ideas
Religious Education Coursework Topic 9 - Religion, Poverty and Wealth TASK 1 Christians believe strongly in world equality, as they feel that they have a responsibility to care for the poor and needy. These responsibilities are based upon the five key Christian ideas . Stewardship Genesis (1: 28 - 31) In this story God creates Adam and Eve. He builds a beautiful house and a beautiful garden with trees laden with ripe and delicious fruit for them to live in. 'Pick the fruit and eat it freely,' God told them, 'but do not eat the fruit from the tree in the middle as it is evil, and if eaten you will die.' One day a cunning snake persuaded Eve to eat a piece of fruit from the forbidden tree. After much persuasion Eve reluctantly took the fruit and ate it. God was furious that someone would go against his word, so he banished Adam and Eve from the beautiful house with the beautiful garden, and out into the human world. The moral of this story is to not go against God's word. One of God's teachings is 'Love thy neighbour', by Christians helping poverty suffering communities around the world, then they are 'loving thy neighbour'. 2. Biblical cautions Kings (21: 1 - 25) The King and The Vineyard In this story the King is determined to purchase a specific vineyard, he promises the vineyard owner another vineyard or the King would give him the equivalent in money. The man
Looking at poverty.
The world includes less developed countries and developing countries. Less developed countries are countries considered to be poor and often contain many people who are in absolute poverty. Developing countries are countries like India, which are gaining in wealth. There are two types of poverty within the world. Absolute poverty is where people don't have enough money to provide standard living conditions for themselves and characteristics of substandard lives are disease, malnutrition, and low-life expectancy. Relative poverty is where a person is considered poor in relation to the average wealth held in their society. Poverty is a major problem within the developing world. The developing world holds 75% of the world's population yet only 20% of the world's wealth. This presents a problem and the shortage of money leads them into the vicious circle of poverty, where one factor leads to another and eventually the situation spirals to terrible extents. Natural disasters plunge developing world countries and less economically developed countries. For example the heavy flooding that wreaked havoc on the inhabitants of Mozambique and the Gujarat earthquake disaster of early 2001. The disasters cause poverty because these countries are often weak financially and cannot afford to restore their country after extensive damage. Therefore due to lack of resources the situation gets
Are all the problems of the Developing World caused by greed and selfishness?
Are all the problems of the Developing World caused by greed and selfishness? The problems of the Developing World are not just caused by Greed and Selfishness, there are many other reasons for problems like lack of Education. Education is one of most important basic need for developing a country. But in most developing countries there are only four adults in ten who can read and write and less than one in four children go to secondary school. Without education people can't work properly, but work can give us identity,security and meet many of other basic needs. Today world un employment stands at around 500 millions, 300 millions of there are in the less-developed countries. Lack of clean water, again this is a basic need for developing countries, water is essential for life, without clean water people are hard to stay alive. Clean water vital for the control of diseases such as diarrhoea, typhoid and cholera, about 80% diseases are from dirty unsafe drinking water. If a people get caught by diseases, they are also hard to stay alive because in most of very poor developing countries, they are facing lack of medical cares. If a person sick by a serious disease he has to travel thousand miles to find a local hospital, but for most the time when people got there, the disease is all ready developed more seriously, and beacuse the lack of right medical equipments, after all