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"Hunger & Poverty" (Article 39) WS (pgs 194-201)
Junior year, cst, Mr. Berge
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How many people suffered from hunger in 2010? What percent of the world's population is that?
925 million; 1/7 world's population
How many people live in extreme poverty? What percent of the world's population is this?
1.4 billion; 1/5 world's population
What is the definition of extreme poverty? How much does the average US citizen live on per day?
How many US citizens live below the poverty line? What is the poverty line in the US?
1/8; $21,756 for family of four
From the viewpoint of CST, what are the primary causes of poverty & hunger?
Human sin that is supported by sinful social structures
Is there enough food in the world today to feed everyone?
How much more would be needed to be spent to meet basic needs of the world's poorest people?
$13 billion a year
Are widespread poverty and hunger inevitable?
A policy by which a nation maintains or exerts its control over a foreign territory or country
What happened after colonial countries gained their independence?
Pattern of an elite group governing the country had been established and was often continued by powerful native people
What says CST say about democracy?
Endorses democracy as one part of the solution to poverty & hunger
What are examples of the catholic church working against poverty?
- Almost every diocese in US has charities agency that serve poor
- Saint Vincent de Paul societies serve those in need through secondhand stores, food pantries, & emergency funds
- Many religious communities specifically dedicated to serving the poor
What is Catholic Relief Services? What are some of its projects?
One of the largest non-governmental international aid organizations in the U.S; donation program called Operation Rice Bowl and Lenten poverty awareness
How does a lack of infrastructure lead to poverty?
In a country lacking a strong system of public education, the majority of people will be illiterate and lack education to determine their own destiny; needed to build a life with dignity
Define development. What does CST say about development?
To help provide the social structures that are necessary so a person or group of people can build a life of dignity and respond to their vocation according to God's call; strongly advocates development as a goal to help alleviate poverty & hunger
What is the gap between rich and poor in the US? Worldwide?
Top 20% received 50% of nation's total income, bottom 20% received only 3.4% of total income; top 1% earns 40% while half earns 1%
What is the primary cause of this wealth gap?
Greed and lack of social structures to prevent this unequal distribution of earth's goods
How is this wealth gap perpetuated?
Wealthy people have the resources to influence economic systems and governments in ways that favor them and enable them to maintain their wealth
Does CST teach that everyone should receive same wages?
What does CST say about a just wage?
If all people had work that paid a just wage, poverty would be greatly reduced
What commandment is a just distribution of wealth connected to?
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