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1 GCSE Religious Studies Topic 9: Religion, poverty and wealth (revision)

2 Topic 9: Religion, poverty and wealth (revision) What you need to know Topic Learning outcomes Key words Textbook 9.1 Christian beliefs about the causes of hunger, poverty and disease Describe the causes of hunger, poverty and disease in the world Explain Christian attitudes to these causes Evaluate the Christian responses to the causes of hunger, poverty and disease MEDCs LEDCs Trade restrictions Heinemann pp Religious views of poverty and wealth Explain Christian teachings on wealth Explain the Christian philanthropic response to poverty Evaluate the Christian attitude to wealth 9.3 Concern for others Explain Christian teachings on caring for others Explain how these teachings are put into practice Evaluate the Christian attitude to caring for others 9.4 Religion, poverty Explain why some jobs are and wealth immoral for Christians Explain why some jobs are good ones for Christians Evaluate the moral/immoral distinction Philanthropist Ecumenical Compassion Tithe Charity Moral Immoral Heinemann pp Heinemann pp Heinemann pp

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4 Topic 9: Religion, poverty and wealth (revision) 9.1 Christian beliefs about the causes of hunger, poverty and disease Hunger this is caused by the greed of certain countries at the expense of others. Poverty this is caused by charging unreasonable rates of interest to countries this is the sin of usury. Natural disasters traditional view: this is punishment for lack of faithfulness to God. Modern view: test of faith, or caused by humans (e.g., climate change) Disease Traditional view: disease is the result of sin. Modern view: this is caused by poverty, and the exploitation of the poor/week this is wrong.

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6 Topic 9: Religion, poverty and wealth (revision) 9.2 Religious views of poverty and wealth (1) Jesus taught that focusing on wealth can lead people away from God: (2) Jesus taught that we should pursue spiritual wealth rather than financial wealth. You cannot be the slave both of God and money. (The Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 6) Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven. (The Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 6) A man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions. Anyone who stores up things for himself is not rich toward God. (the Parable of the Rich Fool, in Luke 12) 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. (in Matthew 19) (3) St Paul The love of money is the root of all evils. 1 Timothy 6 (4) Roman Catholic Catechism True happiness is not found in riches or well-being, in human fame or power, or in any human achievement, but in God alone. Other church teachings 1. Wealth is not in itself a bad thing. (It can be used for good or evil.) Christian philanthropists (eg Thomas Barnado use money for good). 2. Christians should not seek money for its own sake. 3. Christians have a duty to make money so as to provide for their family. 4. Money should only be earned in moral & lawful ways (i.e., not from exploitation, sex or gambling industries). 5. Many Christians tend to oppose gambling as it can ruin lives, and winners get something for nothing. 6. In business, Christians should act fairly and properly (e.g., never cheat customers).

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8 Topic 9: Religion, poverty and wealth (revision) 9.3 Concern for others Bible teachings - New Testament Jesus teachings St Paul Roman Catholic Catechism What the Churches Say (Ecumenical publication) Faith in the City (Protestant publication) I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me. Then the righteous will answer Him, Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you? And the king will answer them, Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me. Parable of the Sheep and the Goats (Matthew 25) Rewards to those who look after something by passing on more to the next generation Parable of the Ten Minas (Luke 19) Help others, wherever they are Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10) Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven... The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3) We are all equal in the eyes of God - God has no favourites God blesses those that come to the aid of the poor. selfishness is wrong Men and women are to be stewards, not exploiters [of God s Creation]. The Church should concern itself first, and indeed second, with the poor and the needy... All Christians follow Jesus example and fight against injustice. Poverty is one example of injustice. They can use their CONSCIENCE to guide them.

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11 Topic 9: Religion, poverty and wealth (revision) 9.4 Religion, poverty and wealth Christians decide whether a job is suitable using these teachings: The Ten Commandments The Golden Rule Treat others as you would like to be treated (Jesus) The Greatest Commandments (i) Love God (ii) Love your neighbour (Jesus)

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