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  1. Should cannabis be legalized?

    If cannabis was to be made legal, the government could educate possible users about responsible use, or the effects cannabis can have. This would also allow the supply of cannabis to be regulated, as cannabis is often contaminated with inert or toxic components which cause more harm than the cannabis. A legal supply would be pure and therefore safer. This would stop many people's futures being needlessly destroyed, not just by the mental and physical effects of using cannabis, but at the moment, by achieving a criminal record.

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  2. Poverty+Christianity

    Therefore, if you live without wealth you will probably much happier than a rich man who has got the wealth, but is always worrying about his money. In addition, if a rich man's income declines then he will have to suffer the consequences of his actions. There are many examples of this. There is a famous Bible story about a poor man and a rich man who live next to each other.

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  3. Free essay

    christian teachings on wealth and poverty

    Jesus always taught that wealth cannot lead you to true happiness and wealth leads to egoistic and self-indulgent people. "Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions" Luke 12:15. Many biblical teachings infer that if you have the wrong attitude towards money, you can be slowly led away from God. In the Parable of the Rich Fool (Luke 12:13-21) Jesus told a story about a rich farmer who had a good harvest and decided to build bigger barns in which to store his extra grain. When he had done this, he thought to himself, 'you have plenty of good things laid up for many years.

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  4. Christianity and Wealth & Poverty

    They should not exploit those in such a bad position and take advantage of those in poverty. Therefore a Christian will be against issues such as third world debt and sweatshops. Solomon also said some very wise words concerning poverty. Proverbs 14:31 reads, 'he oppresses the poor reproaches his maker, but he who honours him has mercy on the needy.' This teaches Christians to treat the poor fairly because if they did not, it is like treating God unfairly. It is similar to the teaching in Leviticus. Proverbs 21:13 says that 'whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor will cry himself also and not be heard.'

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  5. RSE coursework word1

    Quran to those acquiring knowledge and pursuing to become Islamic scholars * To ultimately make the world a better place * To support the believers in marriage, social problems and bring the lost ones back to the path of the righteous The Mosque is funded by Muslims and the government of London, everything the staff in the Mosque does is entirely voluntarily supported by religious faith. People are invited to work with the Mosque or can basically go to the regulator of the Mosque and ask to become staff so they can help the Mosque with its services.

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  6. Explain why there is a need for world development

    Medicine is great development of the world, and is an aspect of life that is successfully developing further. It is a great wonder of the science nature, as it is the ability to cure illness - a main factor of suffering in the world. However, this great discovery is not available to everyone in the world. In countries such as the United Kingdom, there is easy access to Medical help, because of the National Health Service set up for the UK citizens. Regardless of the fact whether a free health service is provided or not, in western countries we are reassured that the hospital environment is clean and safe.

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  7. A Stick of Dynamite

    Dynamite is capable of great good when its power is utilized in the right way. This fact can be applied to the power of young people. Like the dynamite, their spirited nature and their eagerness can be used to pave the way for positive new developments in society, to build bridges and link people together for a common cause, to construct highways so that there is a faster more efficient route in attaining dreams and to create numerous other projects that will benefit mankind.

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  8. Free essay

    This essay examines attitudes and teachings on wealth and poverty from the perspective of Christians and Muslims.

    This happens with monks and nuns who take vows of voluntary poverty. This means they give up all wealth and live life without the need of money. Christians believe that they should love their neighbours as they love themselves. This is because in the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus tells the story of a Jewish man, who is attacked but is then helped by a Samaritan - a person of a race that was hated by Jews.

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  9. Christian Aid and the EU

    The diagram to the above shows what Christian Aid spend (per year) on projects, emergencies, campaigning, fundraising and governance. 47% of their funds are being spent on long term development projects. That means just over �39 million! The diagram shows us that a lot of money is needed for the different projects. This diagram is an easy reassuring way to know that our money is going to the right place. Who do we help? Christian aid aims to help people all over the world build the life they deserve.

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  10. Religion GCSE Coursework - Poverty

    I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." > Matthew 10:42 - "And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward." In the Old Testament, there is more of a meaning to it, because the Old Testament is before Jesus was born.

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  11. In what way might christianity help people who are suffering?

    Christians create these organisations because they have put their Christian believe into action. Mother Theresa was one of the very famous and honest people who have put their belief into action. At the age of twelve, mother Theresa realized her vocation to help the poor therefore, she decided to train for missionary work. Mother Teresa taught at St. Mary's High School in Calcutta, but the suffering and poverty she saw outside the convent made such a deep impression on her that she had to leave; she started an open-air school for homeless children and founded her own organisation "The Missionaries of Charity" Later, she won plenty of prizes and became very famous.

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  12. Why is there a need for world development?

    In South Korea children are now educated (97.9% of the population are literate) meaning the cycle of poverty was broken and their economy is now on par with other MEDCs such as the UK, the USA and Japan. Healthcare is LEDCs is also atrocious, in Kenya there is roughly 10 150 people to every one doctor, this then leads to extremely high levels of infant mortality (75 babies die per every 1000). In relation to the US where there are only 390 people per doctor and infant mortality rate are far lower.

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  13. AO1) Describe and explain the work of CAFOD

    150 million young people don't have food today and it is CAFOD's mission to change facts like this. CAFOD's mission is to use funds from the Church, the government and donations to help people in need regardless of their race, gender, religion or politics, to bring about change through development and relief programmes overseas. They also work to raise public awareness of poverty and injustice. Cafod raise about �30,000,000 every year which they use to help people in poverty. This money pays for things like fish to stock a village pond, an emergency kit following a disaster, a bicycle, counselling and support for a family living with HIV/AIDS or exercise books for people, to help improve literacy.

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  14. Poverty Essay

    Christians have many opportunities to support global poverty. Pope John Paul Second said in his world day of peace message 2001, It is not just a question of giving what we have left over to those in need, but of "helping entire countries who are excluded to have a chance of economic and human development. For this to happen, we need a change of lifestyles, of models and of the established structures of power which today govern societies".

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  15. Explain what Christians believe about their responsibility for the poor. Use Bible passages and Christian Church teaching to support your answer.

    The king then condemns those on his left to h**l, as they did not help him. This parable shows that it is a Christian's responsibility to look after the poor. If they have helped out somebody, it is as though they are doing it for Jesus himself. These good actions could be things such as giving money to charity, giving clothes to a charity, helping out with charity work, teaching the work of Bible and many other things. Another parable that teaches about helping the poor is the parable of the Rich man and Lazarus.

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  16. Coursework Citizenship

    Contently the country ends up spending more money on translators. In the daily mail the writer says that the government is giving out money for free. This is shown in the Daily Mail when the writer sayes"According to the home office, 5500 are now in receipt of handouts such as tax credit". The word "handouts" gives the reader the impression that the government is giving out money for free. To that purpose the word "handouts" is bias. Similarly people also think that immigration is bad for Britain because it is overcrowded in housing and Universities, in certain towns where there is no work.

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  17. Religion and Poverty

    Christians would believe that helping someone who is in need is the same as helping Jesus himself. The Bible says 'whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' There are other stories from the new testament, for example The Story of the Sheep and the Goats. This tells the story of Jesus separating the good people from the bad, as he does the sheep and goats. He puts the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

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  18. A01 - Explain What Christians Believe About Their Responsibility For Other People

    The Good Samaritan helps a Jew and takes him down to the nearest inn and pays for him to stay there. This shows he is a loving and caring person. Jesus recognises this and rewards the Good Samaritan. The person the Samaritan helped is most likely to be a priest or a person of the religion but no it is a Jew somebody less likely to get help by a Good Samaritan. We all as Christians have a duty to strive for the common good.

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  19. 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.

    The developed countries such as England and America are trying there hardest to help these Developing countries. Developed countries are in the north (England and USA) and the developing countries are in the south (South Africa, Zimbabwe). The North or the developed world holds over 80% of all of the world's wealth, leaving a low 20% for the developing countries. Cafod and Tearfund are looking at long-term aid to help these countries. They are seeking to clear all debts by 2013. Poverty is the main problem faced.

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  20. The Dorothy Project

    The project involved everyone, including the teachers, pupils and even governors. We all worked as a team even though we were all competing to get most votes. Students worked well with teachers, which brought us all closer together. It allowed us to share our different ideas and opinions on each other's thoughts. The Dorothy Project is a good example of Active Citizenship, as you are getting up and doing something about the situation rather than just sitting and discussing. We produced ideas and presented them, we did not just talk about it. It is all about getting involved and working together as a team.

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  21. The Liberal Party failed to make any real progress in the fight against poverty.' Do you agree? Explain your answer.

    There were several points of success to these reforms. Children could be detected for illnesses early on, were given a better diet, and were protected improving their standard of living. Workers were relieved from medical costs, or unemployment due to sickness or a seasonal job. The elderly no longer had to worry about old age or about relying on their children for money, or even entering the workhouse. Firstly, Local authorities were not forced to provide free school meals to children, and were not given money to provide for them.

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  22. Free essay

    Pigrimage Should money be given to the poor or should it be used for maintaining the places of pilgrimage?

    So we should give money to the poor because at this time in their life they need our help and it is our duty to help them. This is why money should be given to the poor rather than places of pilgrimage because life is more important than buildings life is unique and special life is a gift from god.

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  23. English - A Cadillac Full Of Diamonds Analysis

    Told innocently, this story seems little more than an unorthodox way to bring enjoyment to the reader. Painted with absurd images of the man scrambling naked into his Cadillac and then forever circling his house as his wife carries food to him, the story is however a surprisingly influential metaphor of humanity's struggle to achieve power and influence. On a more symbolic level, the story seems to be a criticism of man's insatiable l**t for authority and affluence. The unidentified protagonist is a highly influential character upon the reader. The reader is helped to embrace the ubiquitous nature of humanity's greed by not being told the name of the man.

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  24. Outline Christian teaching on wealth and poverty. (Write about 300words)

    All Christians should help and give some money to people who are in poverty not just wealthy people everyone should but maybe the very wealthy people should give that little bit extra why they have more money than others. In the parables the sheep and goat and the Good Samaritan these teach Christians that in the sheep and the goat you should be more like the sheep because the sheep gives food it gives you a home and it would give you a drink the sheep is like when we give money to Christian aid we are helping people who

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  25. Charity Begins At Home

    However if something like that happened in a country in the poor south then poverty would be increased greatly as in they do not have the wealth or infrastructure to either give out benefits or provide re-training. If you go into supermarkets today you notice that there are organic and fair-trade foods.

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Religious Studies involves more than just study the world's great religions. In studying the subject you may end up covering how spirituality underpins our culture, how belief systems inform how we treat each other, animal life and the world around us, and the role religion plays in societies around the globe. Youll pick up some valuable skills along the way too: analytical thinking and critical judgement, the ability to work with others, skills of expression and discussion, and ways in which you can negotiate and resolve argument.

You will cover the major global religions (and specialising in one or two), ethics, crime and punishment, personal relationships and the family and the response of societies to issues like poverty in different parts of the world. You'll need to be able to clearly discuss relevantpoints in your assignments and Marked by Teachers have a comprehensive range of assessed RS essays, which you can access to build the skills you need.


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  • To What Extent Is the Welfare State Responsible For Creating a Culture of Dependency?

    "In conclusion, it would appear that if sociologists and politicians wish to understand the reasons why individuals do not give up a life on welfare for a job, the world of work needs to be examined. The government however, are doing very little to tempt people back into the workforce, therefore it could be said that the government are somewhat contributing to this dependency. It would then seem that in this instance that the government wants to have its cake and eat it."

  • THERE SHOULD BE NO RICH PEOPLE AS LONG AS THERE IS POVERTY IN THE WORLD" DO I AGREE? In this essay I intend to analyse the above statement and hope to come to a justified conclusion.

    "In conclusion my personal view , even though I am a Catholic ,is I do not think people should have to give excessively to charity. I feel that people should be made aware of those who suffer and as Christians should act and help them but not to the point where they themselves become unable to feed themselves. So charity in moderation would be my view. I do not think it is fair on those that have worked hard to give their money away however it comes down to a matter of personal choice. The teachings of the Catholic faith are clear - we must love others as ourselves and do unto others as we would want done to us."

  • Describe, analyse and explain the Christian teachings on wealth and poverty charitable giving and charity.

    "In conclusion, material wealth is unnecessary to get into heaven, in fact it is bound to ensure refusal to the Kingdom of God. It is important that we know this because for many people, going to heaven is their life's ambition, and so knowing how to do it is a key feature. Also, knowing ones churches views on poverty and their solutions can help one to lead a fulfilling life according to the religion they follow, and knowing other peoples religious views can help one to understand why people do what they do. Understanding other people is important for the development of society. Abbie Taylor"

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