Religion Wealth And Poverty Revision

Edexcel GCSE RS Wealth And Poverty Christian And Muslim Perspectives
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Christian views on wealth(Pg 142-143)
Wealth can be used for good or evil. They should make themselves rich in spiritual thingsChristians should only gain money in moral (good) ways.
Muslim teachings on wealth(Pg 144)
Wealth is something to be shared.Muslims will not be involved in the following businesses:-gambling- alcohol
- exploitation (E.g. prostitution)
Christian views on stewardship(Pg 148)
Stewardship means sharing out the Earth's resources fairly.Jesus taught to share what you have with those in need.

Causes of World Poverty(Pg 156-158)
WARS (money spent on weapons and destruction left).
DEBT (money borowed for development but with huge interest to repay)
NATURAL DISASTERS (LEDCs are less able to prepare for and cope with disasters)
HEALTH (Aids and other diseases cause huge death rates in LEDCs - this reduces the workforce)
TRADE RULES (The world is set up to help keep rich countries rich - E.g not allowing LEDCs to import some goods)

The need for world development(Pg 159 - 160)
1. Parts of the world are very poor. E,g 1.2 billion live on less than $1 per day.

2. Article 25 of the declaration of human rights sayd everyone has the right to a right standard of living.

3. We are interdependent, Rich nations RELY on poorer nations.
4. Poorer countries may turn to TERRORISM if they feel left out.
Christian Aid - Why it was set up (pg 161)
In 1945 after WORLD wAR 2 to help refugees.
Works in over 50 countries
Christian Aid - It's fundraising (pg 161)
In May Christian Aid week is held.
Has raised £ 15 million
Receives GOVERNMENT grants
Christian Aid - An example of emergency aid (pg 12)

Helping Bangladesh following floods. Sending food and medical equipment.
Christian Aid - an example of a campaign (Pg 163)
Jubilee 2000 was set up to encourage governments to cancel debt for the most poor countries.

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