ISSUES OF WEALTH AND POVERTY (Christian Aid (Christian Aid work towards a…
ISSUES OF WEALTH AND POVERTY
Martin Luther King
Although white people had committed atrocious crimes against black people at the time, King asked for reconciliation and forgivenees, not revenge.
James Earl assassinated the King in 1968.
Earl was a known racist who did not want equal rights for all races.
Believed that all humans were made equal by God and deserved equal human rights.
Black civil rights activist in America in the 1960s.
Christian Aid work towards a world where everyone can live full life, free of poverty.
They raise money through events like Christian Aid Week.
They provide short-term and long-term aid to those in need.
They work in over 60 different countries all over the world.
A charity that fight against poverty and injustice by redistributing wealth and resources to give some of the world's poorest people their basic human needs.
Ethics of using money
Some Christians 'tithe', which means they regularly give money to charity out of their salary or wage.
The Bible teaches the importance of sharing.
e.g. John the Baptist taught that those with two coats should share one.
Spiritual values are more important than material things.
Wealth should be used wisely and not wasted.
Those who have wealth have a duty and a responsibility to help those who don't.
Ethics of acquiring money
The Bible states
'the love of money is the root of all evil.'
Many Christians will try to work vocational jobs where they help others e.g. nursing.
Money should be earned honestly. This includes no gambling, lying, illegal action or immoral action.
Your afterlife is not dependent on the amount of wealth you have at death.
Material wealth isn't the most important thing in life.