Module 1 - Global Issues

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Who is your neighbour? Anyone in need
What is meant by world poverty? The majority of the world's population living in conditions of extreme need
What does CAFOD stand for? Catholic Agency For Overseas Development
What is exploitation? People being used at their own expense to benefit others
What is a Just War? A war that the christian war defines as acceptable
What is the key term that describes the increase in nuclear weapons? Nuclear proliferation
What is the term to describe the view that all countries should destroy their weapons at the same time Multilateral disarmament
What is the term to describe the view that countries should get rid of their weapons without waiting for others to do the same? Unilateral disarmament
What is the belief that war is always wrong? Pacifism
What is terrorism? Individuals or groups using the threat of violence to achieve their aims
What in the Bible commands a Christian to help the poor? The Bible commands a Christian to love their neighbour as themselves
According to Luke's Gospel, why was Jesus sent. (Links to the Christian duty to help the poor) Jesus was sent "to preach the good news to the poor"
What did a Pope call the poor and who was this Pope? Pope John Paul II called the poor "our brothers and sisters in Christ"
What Parable links to helping the poor? The Parable of the sheep and goats
What happens in the parable of the sheep and goats? Jesus days that the Christians who will "inherit eternal life" (go to heaven) will do the following for Christ: ~~next flashcard~~ The Christians ask when they saw him and did these things. Jesus says "whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me"
What did Jesus mention we can do to help the poor in the parable of the sheep an goats? (6 things) 1. I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. 2. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. 3. I was a stranger and you invited me in. 4. I needed clothes and you clothed me. 5. I was sick and you looked after me. 6. I was in prison and you came to visit me.
What four things does the parable of the sheep and goats teach Christians today? ~ If they help people in need they are also helping Christ. ~ Christ is within everyone - especially those in need. ~ Christians have the duty to help all people in need. ~ If Christians help people i need they will receive eternal life - go to heaven
What could Christians today do to live out the message of the Parable of the sheep and goats? ~ Visit and look after the sick ~ Welcome stranger - such as immigrants ~ Give to those that are hungry and thirsty through charities or those begging ~ Clothe those who are naked - donate old clothes to charity ~ Visit those in prison
What are the seven possible causes of poverty? 1. Environment 2. Healthcare 3. Conflict/war 4. Poor leadership 5. HIV/AIDS 6. Debt 7. Trade
What are the five basic needs as defined by the United Nations? 1. Food 2. Water 3. Education 4. Health 5. Work
How do Christians respond to poverty? 1. Prayer 2. Charity 3. Campaign for change eg. make poverty history
What short term aid does CAFOD provide? Food, emergency houses or medicine when there has been an emergency such as earthquake or flood
What long term aid does CAFOD provide? Education, training for jobs, building wells etc. "If you give a man a fish you can feed him for a day, but if you give him a fishing rod you can feed him for a lifetime."
Give an example of a campaign for change Fairtrade Fairtrade is NOT a charity
What is fairtrade? Fairtrade tried to prevent the causes of poverty by making sure workers and farmers get a fair price for the products that they sell
What does the Catholic say in respect to Fairtrade? "paying unjust salaries... is stealing"
Which of the ten commandments relates to Fairtrade? "You shall not steal"
How may Christians support Fairtrade? ~ Try and buy fairtrade products even though they are more expensive and sometimes harder to find ~ Write to government, protest or sign petitions to also ask for change
What is war? Large scale conflict that lasts for more than 60 minutes
What can war be caused by? (4 points) 1. Peoples greed for power 2. Country boarders 3. Over natural resources such as oil 4. Arguments over religious belief
What did Pope John Paul II say about war? "War is the most barbarous and least effective way of resolving conflicts"
What quote in Matthews gospel refers to war? "Put your sword back in its place," Jesus said to Peter, "for all who draw the sword, die by the sword." Matthew 26:52-53
Who developed the Just war theory? Thomas Aquinas
What are the five points in the criteria for a Just War 1. Must be a last resort 2. War must be for good, and against a serious threat of evil (not for money/land) 3. There must be some chance of success 4. Weapons must be used proportionately - not excessively 5. Decision must be made by lawful authority
What is CND? The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, an organisation that supports unilateral disarmament
What is the Balance of Terror and how is it an argument in favour of nuclear weapons? If both sides have nuclear weapons then they will not use them because of the fear that the other side would then use their weapons against them. This would then act as a deterrence.
Which Pope commented on nuclear weapons and what did he say? Pope Benedict called for the "complete elimination" nuclear weapons, deeming them a source of tension and mistrust
What are the causes of terrorism? (3 points) 1. Religious conflict 2. Social inequality 3. When groups feel that they are not being listened to politically. Violence gets them heard.
Why are the Roman Catholic church against terrorism? (3 points) It teaches that terrorism prevents reconciliation It causes people not to trust one another Its leads to suffering and harm
Which Christian denomination are against all violence? Quakers
Which two influential members of society were pacifists? 1. Gandhi 2. Martin Luther King
What quote from the Beatitudes teaches about pacifism? "blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God"
What two quotes from Jesus link to pacifism? "turn the other cheek" "all who draw by the sword will die by the sword"
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