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  1. Explain what christians beleive about their responsibilities in helping th poor

    The book of Amos is found in the Old Testament. The prophet Amos preached a message of social justice. He would tell people that unless they treated the poor and weak with care, God would send the terrible punishments. He also teaches that worship is not valued in the eyes of God if people are ignoring the poor. So Prophet Amos is also saying that it is a Christian's responsibility to care for the poor. There is a parable that can be found in the Old Testament.

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  2. The State of the World Today

    that don't belong Nations droppin' bombs Chemical gasses fillin' lungs of little ones With ongoin' sufferin' as the youth die young So ask yourself is the lovin' really gone So I could ask myself really what is goin' wrong In this world that we livin' in people keep on givin' in Makin' wrong decisions, only visions of them dividends Not respectin' each other, deny thy brother A war is goin' on but the reason's undercover The truth is kept secret, it's swept under the rug If you never know truth then you never know love...

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  3. WEALTH AND POVERTY

    The living conditions are also very poor as there are many people living in shacks made by others rubbish or if not in over crowded and unsafe conditions. Health services are very poor as there is very less of it and is located at far distances. In Christianity it is taught that caring for the poor is an obligation and not an option for those who love God. In the Bible, the main theme of the teachings is to treat people in need.

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  4. Free essay

    Citizenship Coursework

    going out with family, going shopping etc all these things again could stop the coursework from going further. Other problems could consist of that between us we could have an argument and dispute and then everyone stops with their part of the coursework this would be bad as then the coursework would just stay unfinished. Aims and Purpose The activity I have chosen to do for my citizenship coursework will be to do a "Guess How Many Sweets In A Jar" competition.

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  5. Different people through out the world have different lives. This may mean some people are poorer than others and have less food and water. Christians try to help people less fortunate than themselves in many ways. Christians are taught to

    For every 1000 people in Haiti, there are 16. A woman in the UK can expect to live to 79 years. In Bangladesh, she had expected to reach 57. Mali, in western Africa, uses only 8 litres of water for each person each day. In the UK, this amount is used every time someone flushes the toilet. World poverty is an enormous problem although people do try and help. Christians believe 'Blessed are the merciful for they shall be shown mercy'. This means that if you show mercy to other people God will show u mercy in return.

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  6. ai) Outline Catholic teaching on wealth and poverty

    the parable of the Good Samaritan. The parable of the sheep and goats (Matthew 25:31-46) tells Christians of the final judgement which describes Jesus separating the righteous, on the right, who 'feed him when he was hungry, clothed him when he was naked, sheltered him when he was a stranger and quenched him of thirst when he was thirsty' and will have eternal life in heaven, from the sinful on the left who will have eternal punishment in h**l, like a Shepard separating his sheep's from goats.

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  7. WEALTH & POVERTY IN THE WORLD

    There are many important leaders and teachings in Hinduism, but Hindus don't follow the teachings of any one person. Hindus worship God or Brahman through gods and goddesses. Hinduism has many beliefs but most Hindus say that the great power can be seen most easily through the gods and goddesses. Hinduism also has a lot of thoughts on wealth and poverty. Hindus believe that wealth is a good thing as long as it has been gained by lawful means. Hindus believe that there are four basic aims in life and that pursuing wealth is one of them. Hindus believe that the four basic aims in life are dharma (religious and social duty), artha (gaining wealth), kama (enjoying the good life)

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  8. World Poverty Coursework - Are A Christians Attitudes Towards Charity right? And Do They Work?

    This shows that he was fighting against poverty by creating equality for all in education as well as other things, so that everybody would have opportunities to live a good life by working for it, rather than live in poverty. Mother Teresa was a Nobel Peace Prize winner, dubbed 'the saint of the gutters' because of her life long devotion to helping the 'poorest of the poor'. She also founded an order of nuns, known as Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, giving others the opportunity to dedicate themselves to helping others, just as she did.

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  9. Give the response of Christianity and one other religion to wealth and poverty.

    Muslims also believe that you should give to charity. Islam teaches that wealth is something given by God for the benefit of humanity, and therefore is something to be shared. Sharing your wealth is commanded by God in the religious pillar of Zakah. Zakah means purification. Many Muslims believe that giving Zakah money purifies it, and stops any harm coming to you. They also believe that you will be rewarded if you give to charities. "Those who in charity spend of their goods by night and by day, in secret and in public, have their reward with their Lord" Qur'arn 2:274.

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  10. Outline Christian teaching and the teaching of Islam on wealth and poverty.

    People who grow up in poverty don't usually get the education they need to succeed in later life. 'The ruin of the poor is their poverty' Proverbs 10:5 The Christian church is one of the richest institutions in the world. A reason for this may be that the Church refuses to give poor people money, arguing that poor people are not Christians., so the Church does not have to give them money. The Muslim teaching Muslims believe that it is their duty to help those less fortunate than themselves. Muslims are expected to be caring, kind and compassionate.

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  11. Explain how the teachings of Christianity and one other religion on wealth and poverty could help relieve poverty.

    This story shows how God does not pity those who are unfortunate but in response to their ill treatment, he helped them by removing them from that situation. This would teach Christians to have the initial respect for people worse off than them and so if they were called upon to help these people, they would treat these people as their own and help them in every way possible. The effect of this story upon Christians is to make them realise that by following the example set by God of helping the poor; Christians are taught to regard poor and helpless people as their fellow-men.

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  12. Poverty and Wealth: a Christian Perspective.

    These are the leading questions that this essay endeavors to shade some light on. Though poverty is a relative concept, it is a multidimensional problem, encompassing not only the material aspects of human life but also its social, physical, mental and spiritual dimensions. The purpose of this essay is threefold: Firstly, to create an understanding of the concept of poverty and wealth in both the economic and Biblical-Christian perspective by analyzing the multiple dimensions of their definitions, causes and measurements. Secondly, to analyze the ethics of economics, the discipline whose jargon has largely influenced and provided the basis of the many contemporary approaches to the problem of poverty and the creation of wealth.

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  13. Religion, wealth and poverty.

    When man lacks in any of the fore mentioned it causes poverty. Now I will be discussing with you mans basic needs individually. Health Health is one of the main basic needs of man. Most deaths are caused due to ill health or in the third world countries no access to health services and that, which means 'no treatment'. 70% of the world's population in the third world countries do not have access to any organised health care and 90% of child deaths are linked with malnutrition, contagious diseases, unsafe water, poor sanitation and unhygienic living conditions.

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  14. Wealth and Poverty

    When Christians gain money they believe it is not theirs alone due to it being a gift from God, and therefore one should not have the wrong attitude to money as it can lead you away from God. People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. - 1 Timothy 6:9-10 When one has money to spare one must use it wisely and be careful not to be consumed by greed and temptation.

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  15. Values - Wealth and Poverty

    Consequently the Americans tried to find Bin Laden in Afghanistan; they bombed many places such as caves and consequently many innocent people were killed. And then, America and the whole world are against the Taliban group. This means that war will nerve stop, unless one side make peace with the other, but that at the moment is definitely impossible. Jealousy can be either a good thing or a bad thing. It is good because it can make people to want to reach higher and be better than other people.

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  16. How far were changing attitudes towards the poor between 1834 – 1900 due to the work of individuals?

    Concern about the condition of the working classes arose out of the publication of evidence resulting from more 'scientific' investigations of poverty that began to appear in the 1800's. Charles Booth, a shipping Magnate, published details of his investigation into the London District of Tower Hamlets in 1887. He believed that it was possible to categorise society on the basis of employment, income, and life styles. Through his investigation he found that London society consisted of 8 categories. Category A were the occasional workers, the 'savages and barbarians', category B were the casual low paid workers who were capable of bettering themselves.

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  17. Christians and Jews want to care for the planet because they believe that this is GODs creation so we should not harm it

    So we can eat meat and experiment on animals as we are using them for our own advancements which are allowed as GOD wanted us to survive while using the animals as resources. Christians and Jews will think that they can do anything they want as they are the rulers of the planet because GOD made them in charge but extreme orthodox Christians and Jews say it?s wrong to abuse power because ? With power comes responsibility?. This is why they believe that caring for the Earth is a good thing and why it will help the human race.

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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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