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GCSE: Charities, Poverty and Development

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  1. Does the developed world have a moral responsibility towards the under developed world?

    SCIAF's campaigns looks at debt relief and structural adjustment while other organisations like Fairtrade focuses on only making the underdeveloped world have a fair wage for their work so that they can slowly crawl its way out of poverty. Many people are now in favour of Fairtrade. In the 1970s fair trade coffee was regarded by many as poor quality and drunk by only by the hippy generation but in today's world, with more than 850 products now carrying the Fairtrade mark of quality and all major supermarkets selling Fairtrade goods many are buying the products.

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  2. Describe the Teachings of Christianity About The Way in Which Christians Should Treat People who are Less Fortunate than Themselves.

    Christianity teaches us that wealth is not what you need to enter heaven. To enter heaven you must be caring and share your riches with the poor and needy. However, the bible also teaches us that to have wealth is not necessarily a sin, as long as it is used for good. Many Christians may have riches whilst they do donate some of it to the poor. This is not against the teachings of Christianity. Christians must be aware of the needs of others. The second great commandment which Jesus gave to his disciples is the core of Christian teachings of poverty: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.

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  3. Explain Why despite Government Efforts, there is Still Inequality in Britain Today

    Weather they claim means tested benefits or not e.g. income support. Weather they have the ability to afford a 'basket' of key goods and services. These methods may help the government, but even these new methods have problems which may cause them to make inaccurate judgements. At one point in time a person may have a large amount of saving and investments which they make money off.

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  4. English: Sight Savers media unit I will be analysing a charity leaflet - Sight Savers,

    He is holding a stick, so he could be playing; yet no other children stand with him. The reader's first impression is that the boy could be an orphan, as he is standing alone, yet it is not yet clear. Using a child as their central figure and main focal point is clever because readers of the leaflet feel more sympathetic towards a child than an adult, because they are innocent and defenceless. One of the main impacts of this section of the leaflet is the layout - the way the white words are positioned in the middle of a black canvas.

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    In Exodus 20:17, the bible the tenth commandment also says: "You shall not covet your neighbour's house. You shall not covet your neighbour's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbour." In Luke 18:25 Jesus taught that: "...it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." Also in Matthew 25:35-36 he taught that: "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

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  6. Wealth and povertyWhat does the Bible say about wealth and poverty?

    You must not lend him money at interest or sell him food at profit. When Jesus began his teaching, according to Luke's gospel he made a statement in which he quoted from the Old Testament, telling everyone why he had come, and what he was planning to do: The Spirit of the Lord is on men, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.

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  7. As an aftermath of the tsunami tidal wave that took place in the Indian Ocean on the 26 December 2004, caused many countries all over the world to rally together and help the assigned countries and islands hit which were:

    Immediate short term aid included getting clean, fresh water, shelter and supplies to the survivors of the tsunami as the people who had survived had the job of clearing up the wreckage and debris from many islands with the hopeful help of many aid workers including the Australian army but we have to remember that these remaining people had to face the daunting prospect of trying to find and identify any friends and family they had lost in the process of this disaster.

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  8. The poor have a very special place in Jesus life and teachings, as he shared their lifestyle and could therefore identify wit

    For example the Roman Catholic Catechism, Vatican documents and the Bible all contain many passages encouraging Christians to be responsible for other people. Christians believe that the Bible is the word of God. When the early Christian community began it kept the Jewish scriptures. They are based on God s law. They stated the Jewish belief that all men and women are created in the image of God and are equal in his sight. The beliefs about caring for others have been passed down through the Old Testament.

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  9. Explain How Christian beliefs can effect the Christian attitude to wealth and poverty

    The poorest people of the world (The South) * $573 spent on health per person * 79% of the population with toilet facilities * 98% of women and 99% of men able to read * 18 in every 100 children die before fifth birthday * Only $2 spent on health per person * Only 9% of the population with toilet facilities * 29% of women and 55% of men able to read * 176 in every 1000 children die before fifth birthday Facts of death related to poverty: * 35,000 people die every day as a result of hunger * More money is spent on armaments in one

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  10. Is world hunger the product of nature or politics

    The countries which are home to those most affected by hunger lack the social safety nets that people in the developed world can rely on, such as soup kitchens, welfare benefits and social services. When a family within a third world country cannot grow food, or does not have money to buy food, there is nowhere for them to turn. World hunger is a huge problem, but who or what is responsible for it and how do we eradicate it.

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  11. Hindu Teaching on Wealth and PovertyGoddess Lakshmi means Good Luck to Hindus. The word 'Lakshmi' means 'aim' or 'goal', and she is the goddess of wealth and prosperity, both material and spiritual

    Wealth can be defined in several ways - e.g. non monetary, i.e. Spiritual wealth, a wealth of knowledge, etc. In relation to poverty, wealth is the state of being rich and affluent; having a plentiful supply of material goods and money; a commodity which, according to the rich doesn't bring happiness though according to the poor, it brings something quite closely resembling it. Hindu Teaching on Wealth and Poverty Goddess Lakshmi means Good Luck to Hindus. The word 'Lakshmi' means 'aim' or 'goal', and she is the goddess of wealth and prosperity, both material and spiritual.

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  12. 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.

    There is a parable in the Bible that tells us about what we should do with our money. In this parable it compares money to talents; it is called the Parable of the Talent (Matt C18 :v24) and it is a story about a rich man giving his talents away to his servants. This is significant in this question because the rich man rewarded the servant who made the most of his talents so the rich man is symbolic of God and he is giving talents (money)

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  13. 'Charity begins at home'Do you agree?

    The sacrifice which they make is personal to them and will not mean the same to anybody else. The word 'home' can be read by some to mean the physical building that they live in and the people and things which are in it, where as to others it would mean the whole worlds population. There are also people who could take 'home' as different sized areas such as your town, county, country and continent. Some people may think that if somebody said they thought of home as their house, they are selfish and not bothered of what is going on in other parts of the world.

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  14. Explain why there is a need for world development.

    However, whilst all this is taking place, across the globe, there are more millions of people indulging in a variety of food, clothes, housing and other luxuries. These countries are known as "more economically developed countries" or M.E.D.C's. These countries are lucky enough to have the money and the wealth to look after their country and the citizens living in it, a different story for people living in the likes of Africa. There are many examples of M.E.D.C's, such as England, France, Spain and Germany, who all have the money to live a happy and healthy life.

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  15. Livable Wages to American Citizens

    Necessary wages for essential needs, provides self- sufficiency standards for everyone in America. It uses costs of basic survival needs like housing and food and takes into account family size, composition and location. This approach allows more variation than the official poverty measure. It assumes that all adults in the household work, recognizes that childcare costs vary with age of child, and incorporates regional cost differences not addressed by the official measure of poverty. Everyone needs enough income to pay for the basic necessities of daily living: shelter, food, clothing, and transportation.

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  16. 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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  17. Reality Television

    If a younger audience viewed the episode, they would interpret wealth as a desire and an ambition to achieve. The suggested target audience for this episode would be young adults, as the values and attitudes of wealth, would liked to be gained by those who are beginning in the business field. In an episode of q***r Eye of the Straight Guy, "Never too late to celebrate", wealth is achieved through a person's area of expertise, where the person is most likely to succeed highly in it. Wealth has been promoted throughout the episode in different ways. This includes the expensive suits and clothing from designer brands such as "Prada" and "Levis" and the episode was produced in New York City, USA.

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  18. Explain why there is a need for world development. In modern day, there is a very sharp divide between the rich and the poor countries in the world

    This is a very unfair and unbalanced split between the population and the use of resources, which has resulted in world poverty. The initial identification and realisation of this world poverty was made in 1980 by a German chancellor, named w***y Brandt. Brandt chaired a commission that was set up to look into the issue of world poverty and the divide between the developed and the developing countries. The list of causes and factors to the world poverty of today seems endless but there are some particular factors that play a much greater role than others.

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  19. Outline Catholic teachings on wealth and poverty The Catholic Church bases its teachings on wealth and poverty on their interpretations of various scriptures

    Jesus' teaching gave a very different message to this view. In Matthew's Gospel, the parable of 'The Sheep and the Goats' shows how Jesus identified himself with the poor, so that caring for the poor is the same as caring for Jesus, and ignoring the poor is the same as ignoring Jesus. According to the New Testament, riches must be used for the help of others, especially the poor. This why Christians believe that all humans are equal in the eyes of God and that all the good things of the earth have been given to humans by God to use help each other and this is why Christians are not just concerned about the poor in Great Britain.

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  20. To what extent do the practices of charitable organisations comply with charity laws and standards?

    Among the sources used are Internet articles, online publications, newspaper reports and email interviews with personnel from international charity-regulatory bodies. 1.0 BACKGROUND Firstly, the term 'charitable organisation' is defined followed by explanation of its types and also the charity laws and standards to provide a better understanding of the terms that will be used in this investigation. 1.1 Definition of charitable organisation The Internet defines a charitable organisation as a tax-exempt organisation which operates exclusively for any philanthropic, benevolent, educational, religious, patriotic, social welfare, public health, environment conservation and other accepted purposes (Nonprofit Hub n.d.).

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  21. Federal poverty line

    If someone cannot afford this, are they truly in poverty? To this I answer no. When considering what persons should be allocated benefits based on their poverty level, they should be considered at an absolute poverty level. It is at this point where survival and well being is threatened, and additional resources are of the utmost importance. To determine my approximate line for absolute poverty I have composed the following table: Monthly Expenses Criteria Data Collection Procedure Monthly Cost Yearly Cost Rent/Mortgage 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, air conditioning window units.

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  22. Explain how Christians might help support those who are poor throughout the world.

    This long-term aid is Tr�caire also provides immediate relief to those affected by natural disasters or war. Tr�caire does not discriminate against anyone and support is provided to anyone regardless of race, gender, creed or political persuasion. Thus with the aid of organisations such as Tr�caire (in Ireland) and CAFOD (in England) Christians can support the poor in many ways. Christians can make donations to Tr�caire; they can do this either through donating their own money or through fundraising activities.

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  23. Poverty Project There are so many things we've seen or heard about poverty. We have heard stories, read about it in newspapers, and mo

    Years, weeks, and days have passed with someone dying because of poverty or someone looked down upon because of poverty. What is the society's definition of poverty? Who are the poor in our country today? Well, the original definition of poverty is: 1. the state of being poor; lack of the means of providing material needs or comforts. 2. unproductiveness; infertility: the poverty of the soil.

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  24. Analyse and explain the work of one Catholic Agency working for World development

    This is a result of devotion of the catholic communities of England and Wales. To try and combat poverty, CAFOD works with more than 500 organisations worldwide. CAFOD and its partners are making lasting change. This is down to listening to needs and finding out how best to meet them. CAFOD is working to improve lives and livelihoods. ''Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day - teach him to fish you feed him for life.'' "What you are giving us is worth so much more than money. You are helping us to stand on our own feet" Vicente Gomez Gutierrez, Coffee farmer, Chiapas, Mexico CAFOD believes that all human beings have the right to dignity and respect.

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  25. Outlining Muslim teachings on wealth and poverty and explain why there is a need for world development.

    Zakah is the third pillar of Islam making it a religious duty among the Muslims. Zakah means 'to purify or clean'. Zakah is a compulsory payment of 2.5% a year on savings which exceed a particular value called Nisab. This rate applies to bank savings, gold and silver. The rate for cattle and agricultural products are different. Also Zakah has to be spent under headings like helping the poor, needy, payment of salaries to its collectors to free captives and debtors, for travelers in need, to win over hearts of new converts and for the cause of Allah.

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