Reflections Of Christianity

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It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. This shows us it is more important to be healthy, and keep healthy and therefore live longer than to spend a short lifetime earning money, because money will not make your life any longer.
In Hinduism wealth does not belong to one person, but to the whole
family, it is also passed down in generations, so the more money you
earn the better a life style your grandchildren will lead. Hindus are
expected to give away wealth that they do not need to the poor,
especially in countries such as India where begging is a common
activity. Giving money to the needy means that you will improve your
karma and gain merit in your next life. As a person grows older, and
moves beyond the householder period, they need their wealth less and
less. They give their wealth away either through temples in the areas
of a town where there is a lack of money or through organizations such
as the Swaminarayan Hindu mission in the UK. Aii. Explain why there is a need for World Development.
In certain countries of the world there is definitely a need for world
development. People in countries, which face 'absolute poverty' means
that they do not even own the basic amenities to sustain life.
Countries like this are mainly found in the Southern part of the
World, and are in desperate need for development. These countries can
sometimes be called "Third World" countries. 'Relative poverty' means
that people in a certain area of a country are poorer than those
living around them. The Northern part of the World mainly consists of
highly developed countries with a better standard of living. Overall
the population of the more developed countries is less than of the
undeveloped ones. Developing countries can also be known as "First
World" countries. Even though not all countries in the North are rich,
this may mainly be due to the fact that they have suffered through
harsh political events or wars. These countries are known as "Second
World" countries.
You can easily tell how developed a country is by looking at how many
people in the country are malnourished. This is mainly because people
in less developed countries depend on primary jobs, such as farming
and fishing, which means that at the same time the people are
harvesting to feed their family, but also to sell to bigger firms and

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therefore make money.
The only way an ELDC can make enough money for their debts is to grow
cash crops, which are grown for sale rather than consumption. This is
a very sad idea, because many people who live next to a field of corn
could easily take a handful and bake some bread, but instead they have
to grow the food and starve to death.
The distribution of wealth and food is unequal throughout the world.
Nearly a fifth of the world's population live in absolute poverty.
These people are malnourished and suffer from high infant mortality
and low life expectancy. They also lack education, employment,
sanitation and safe water, access to health services or transport.
They are trapped in extreme poverty. More people have died as a
consequence of hunger in recent years than have been killed in all the
wars, revolutions and murders for over a century. Poverty is a problem
for every country in the world. In developing countries like Ethiopia
and Mozambique, hunger and poverty are widespread and threaten whole
communities with starvation and disease. This situation should not be
allowed to continue. The conditions are well beneath anything that
could be considered a reasonable level and are an insult to human
dignity. The world needs development because most of the deaths from
poverty could be prevented. With help, developing countries could
become more self-sufficient and individuals would be able use their
skills and abilities and so fulfil their potential.
CAFOD is the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development. It is the official overseas development and relief agency of the Catholic Church
in England and Wales. CAFOD has been fighting poverty in developing countries since 1962. CAFOD believes that all human beings have a right to dignity and respect and that the world's resources are a gift to be shared
equally by all men and women, whatever their race, nationality or
religion. Those who work with CAFOD believe that all people are equal
in the sight of God. "The goal of CAFOD is to promote development and social justice in witness to Christian faith and Gospel values."
CAFOD mission statement As all Christians, including Catholics, believe that loving your neighbor as yourself is essential to the good life, and as love
involves helping people when they are in trouble, CAFOD tries to
assist people, whose lives have been damaged by natural disasters,
injustice and war. They will help with emergency relief, but
Christians also believe that human dignity is important, so they help
people to help themselves by giving them long-term aid so that they
develop as self-reliant communities and individuals. Christians also
believe that justice and love cannot be separated, so they try to help
the poor of the world to fight against injustice. This makes them give
aid to those who have suffered through war and oppression, and they
also campaign for justice for the poor, for example, working for Fair
Trade in which the poor get a good price for their goods.
CAFOD believe that it is good to help others, so they try to help poor
people to help other poor people. For example, they give a village
some goats and later, when they have bred more goats, they want them
to pass some goats on to another poor village, and so the cycle of
good goes on. Christians believe that community is a very important
part of people's lives, and so CAFOD will work to develop strong
communities among the people whom it helps. They do this by helping
people to work together rather than against each other and helping
them to stay together rather than drift to cities to work. This can
involve developing projects in the local area. Christians believe that
the sick should be healed, so CAFOD work against sickness and disease,
providing medicines and training to help in the fight.
CAFOD raises funds from the Catholic community in England and Wales,
the UK government and the general public so that it can promote
long-term development, helping people in need to bring about change
for themselves through development and relief work. It can also
respond to emergencies, providing immediate help for people affected
by conflict or natural disasters. CAFOD can also identify the causes
of poverty and raise public awareness of them, encouraging supporters
and the public to challenge the structures, policies and attitudes
that reinforce inequality. It can also speak out on behalf of poor
communities, explaining the underlying causes of poverty and
challenging governments and international bodies to adopt policies
that promote equality and justice. CAFOD may also promote human
development and social justice in witness to Christian faith and
Gospel values. "It is the determined work of agencies like CAFOD that has helped put third world poverty at the heart of the political agenda at the start
of the new millennium. CAFOD is aiming to achieve to make all people live in world in which the good things of creation are cherished, developed and shared by all and in which the rights and dignity of each person are respected,
discrimination is ended and all are gathered into a single human
family from which no one is excluded. They also aim for the voice of
the poor is heard and heeded by all, and lives are no longer dominated
by greed. But mainly all people should have access to food, shelter
and clean water and to a livelihood, health and education.
This long-term development work includes ensuring reliable food
supplies for vulnerable communities, providing education and
job-skills training, improving nutrition, healthcare and sanitation,
building irrigation and safe water supplies. And also developing
better farming methods and crop yields, supporting people living with
HIV and AIDS, creating employment and income opportunities and also
promoting fair and peaceful societies. In most cases, development
programs are planned and run by local organizations with in-depth
knowledge of the communities in which they work.
Many people in the First World believe that "Education for all", but
in some Thirds World countries, education is a luxury. In rich countries, people have an average of ten years of schooling; in developing countries the average is four. Education, is not just attending a good school, it has many aspects, which are mean to help us when we grow up and are looking for a decent job. Main aspects of education may include reading, writing and arithmetic are an important foundation for people to understand their rights and improve their standard of living. Job-skills training: improvements in vocational training such as carpentry or tailoring can increase productivity and improve income. Personal development: developing people's potential, knowledge and attitudes improves their quality of life. But in poor countries this cannot be offered to all
because the family is poor and parents cannot afford the costs. Even
if schooling is free, children are often needed to work to help the
family income. Also because there is poor provision of school
facilities in rural areas; poor transport and long distances to school
make it more difficult to attend. Refugees and people displaced within
their own country by war or famine are unable to send their children
to school. Also in some cultures fewer girls than boys attend school
because social traditions may not encourage education for girls.
My refection of religion is not just about praising God. It is also about helping one another. The poor, the sick, the helpless, the needy, the young, the old. All who are our brothers and sisters. Jesus set an example, and I feel we must follow in his footsteps.
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