WHAT TO DOWITH WORLD NEED         AND POVERTY?                   CCL Open Night 5
EXODUS 22: 20-2820   "Whoever sacrifices to any gods, except the LORD alone, is to be set apartfor destruction.   21   "Yo...
1. THREE BIBLE CAMEOS2. GRAPPLING WITH PROBLEMS:     a) Near vs. far     b) Wicked problems     c) Not about class     d) ...
EXODUS 22:20-2820   "Whoever sacrifices to any gods, except the LORD alone, is to be setapart for destruction.   21   "You...
LEVITICUS 19:10 10   You must not strip your vineyard bare or gather its fallen grapes.Leave them for the poor and the for...
   Based in createdness
 Based in createdness Based in community
 Based in createdness Based in community Based in God’s character
 Based in createdness Based in community Based in God’s character All phrased as strong commands
 Based in createdness Based in community Based in God’s character All phrased as strong commands a bigger goal: worsh...
AMOS 4:1-21 Listen   to this message, you cows of Bashan who are on the hill ofSamaria, women who oppress the poor and cru...
„AMOS 5:8-138   The One who made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns darkness intodawn and darkens day into night, who summo...
AMOS 8:4-84   Hear this, you who trample on the needy and do away with thepoor of the land,   5   asking, "When will the N...
   A particular social situation. Inequities of wealth    have become translated into inequities at law.
 A particular social situation. Inequities of wealth  have become translated into inequities at law. Note this ancient l...
 A particular social situation. Inequities of wealth  have become translated into inequities at law. Note this ancient l...
2 CORINTHIANS 8:7-97   Now as you excel in everything-- in faith, in speech, in knowledge,in all diligence, and in your lo...
2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-15 6   Remember this: the person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly,and the person who sows gen...
2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-15 (CONTINUED)12   For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of thesaints, but is...
 Does not rely on laws and  commands Relies on createdness,  community, character of God
 Does not rely on laws and  commands Relies on createdness,  community, character of God Pivots on Jesus‟ act to releas...
 Does not rely on laws and  commands Relies on createdness,  community, character of God Pivots on Jesus‟ act to releas...
2. GRAPPLING WITH PROBLEMS:        a)Near vs. far        b)Wicked problems        c) Not about class        d)Not about gu...
a) Near vs. far                  p.12 Thursday, March 17, 2011 . Opinion SMH
Galatians 6:10 „Therefore, as we have opportunity, we must work for thegood of all, especially for those who belong to the...
Galatians 6:10 „Therefore, as we have opportunity, we must work for thegood of all, especially for those who belong to the...
Mrs JellybyCharles DickensBleak House’ BBCProduction 2005
Galatians 6:10 „Therefore, as we have opportunity, we must work for thegood of all, especially for those who belong to the...
b) Wicked problems …
b) Wicked problems … colonial histories corruption past and present, including some current  corporate practices market...
b) Wicked problems … colonial histories corruption past and present, including some current  corporate practices market...
JOB 24:1-14Why does the Almighty not reserve times for judgment? Why do thosewho know Him never see His days?             ...
JOB 24:1-14 (CONTINUED)9   The fatherless infant is snatched from the breast; the nursing child of thepoor is seized as co...
c) Not about class …d) Not about guilt …e) ‘Self-aborption’ …
“Tis not contrary to  reason to prefer thedestruction of the wholeworld to the scratching      of my finger".           Da...
3. A SECULAR PROVOCATEUR
   globalised society causes harm to the poor    at rest
 globalised society causes harm to the poor  at rest disagrees with Jesus teaching about  giving in private
 globalised society causes harm to the poor  at rest disagrees with Jesus teaching about  giving in private favours a u...
 globalised society causes harm to the poor  at rest disagrees with Jesus teaching about  giving in private favours a u...
 globalised society causes harm to the poor  at rest disagrees with Jesus teaching about  giving in private favours a u...
“Now a confirmed atheist, I have become convincedof the enormous contribution that Christianevangelism makes in Africa, sh...
“The Christians were always different. Far fromhaving cowed or confined into converts, their faithappeared to have liberat...
4. FAIR TRADE
Goals of fair trade …         1)   Help producers …
Goals of fair trade …         1)   Help producers …         2)   Help the environment …
Goals of fair trade …         1)   Help producers …         2)   Help the environment …         3)   Help children …
Goals of fair trade …         1)   Help producers …         2)   Help the environment …         3)   Help children …      ...
Goals of fair trade …         1)   Help producers …         2)   Help the environment …         3)   Help children …      ...
Coffee …   Supply outstrips demand   Second most traded commodity   25 mill producers   70% on less that 25 acres   F...
Chocolate …    three corporations control 83%    family farms produce 70%    child labour to compete    1500 farms in ...
Fair trade positives   no inflationary effects of „middle men   producers earn e.g. double market   floor price guarant...
Fair trade criticisms Standard economics … (… see Wikipedia, „Fair Trade‟) Implementation rorts
Wikipedia, „Fair trade impact studies‟“Fair trades higher prices increase gross householdincome … Participation in fair tr...
5. MOVING AHEAD Challenge your generosity envelope Factor in some research time  Children: UNICEF www.unicef.org  Refuge...
CCL Open Night - What to do with World Need?
CCL Open Night - What to do with World Need?
CCL Open Night - What to do with World Need?
CCL Open Night - What to do with World Need?
CCL Open Night - What to do with World Need?
CCL Open Night - What to do with World Need?
CCL Open Night - What to do with World Need?
CCL Open Night - What to do with World Need?
CCL Open Night - What to do with World Need?
CCL Open Night - What to do with World Need?
CCL Open Night - What to do with World Need?
CCL Open Night - What to do with World Need?
CCL Open Night - What to do with World Need?
CCL Open Night - What to do with World Need?
CCL Open Night - What to do with World Need?
CCL Open Night - What to do with World Need?
CCL Open Night - What to do with World Need?
CCL Open Night - What to do with World Need?
CCL Open Night - What to do with World Need?
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  1. 1. WHAT TO DOWITH WORLD NEED AND POVERTY? CCL Open Night 5
  2. 2. EXODUS 22: 20-2820 "Whoever sacrifices to any gods, except the LORD alone, is to be set apartfor destruction. 21 "You must not exploit a foreign resident or oppress him,since you were foreigners in the land of Egypt. 22 "You must not mistreat anywidow or fatherless child. 23 If you do mistreat them, they will no doubt cry toMe, and I will certainly hear their cry. 24 My anger will burn, and I will kill youwith the sword; then your wives will be widows and your children fatherless. 25"If you lend money to My people-- to the poor person among you, you must notbe like a moneylender to him; you must not charge him interest. 26 "If you evertake your neighbors cloak as collateral, return it to him before sunset. 27 For itis his only covering; it is the clothing for his body. What will he sleep in? And ifhe cries out to Me, I will listen because I am compassionate. 28 "You must notblaspheme God or curse a leader among your people.
  3. 3. 1. THREE BIBLE CAMEOS2. GRAPPLING WITH PROBLEMS: a) Near vs. far b) Wicked problems c) Not about class d) Not about guilt e) „Self-enclosure‟3. A SECULAR PROVOCATEUR4. „FAIR TRADE‟5. MOVING AHEAD
  4. 4. EXODUS 22:20-2820 "Whoever sacrifices to any gods, except the LORD alone, is to be setapart for destruction. 21 "You must not exploit a foreign resident oroppress him, since you were foreigners in the land of Egypt. 22 "You mustnot mistreat any widow or fatherless child. 23 If you do mistreat them, theywill no doubt cry to Me, and I will certainly hear their cry. 24 My anger willburn, and I will kill you with the sword; then your wives will be widows andyour children fatherless. 25 "If you lend money to My people-- to the poorperson among you, you must not be like a moneylender to him; you mustnot charge him interest. 26 "If you ever take your neighbors cloak ascollateral, return it to him before sunset. 27 For it is his only covering; it isthe clothing for his body. What will he sleep in? And if he cries out to Me, Iwill listen because I am compassionate. 28 "You must not blaspheme Godor curse a leader among your people.
  5. 5. LEVITICUS 19:10 10 You must not strip your vineyard bare or gather its fallen grapes.Leave them for the poor and the foreign resident; I am the LORD yourGod.LEVITICUS 23:2222 When you reap the harvest of your land, you are not to reap all theway to the edge of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest.Leave them for the poor and the foreign resident; I am the LORD yourGod."
  6. 6.  Based in createdness
  7. 7.  Based in createdness Based in community
  8. 8.  Based in createdness Based in community Based in God’s character
  9. 9.  Based in createdness Based in community Based in God’s character All phrased as strong commands
  10. 10.  Based in createdness Based in community Based in God’s character All phrased as strong commands a bigger goal: worship and honour God alone.
  11. 11. AMOS 4:1-21 Listen to this message, you cows of Bashan who are on the hill ofSamaria, women who oppress the poor and crush the needy, who sayto their husbands, "Bring us something to drink." 2 The Lord God hassworn by His holiness: Look, the days are coming when you will betaken away with hooks, every last one of you with fishhooks.
  12. 12. „AMOS 5:8-138 The One who made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns darkness intodawn and darkens day into night, who summons the waters of the seaand pours them out over the face of the earth-- Yahweh is His name. 9He brings destruction on the strong, and it falls on the stronghold. 10They hate the one who convicts the guilty at the city gate and despisethe one who speaks with integrity. 11 Therefore, because you trampleon the poor and exact a grain tax from him, you will never live in thehouses of cut stone you have built; you will never drink the wine fromthe lush vineyards you have planted. 12 For I know your crimes aremany and your sins innumerable. They oppress the righteous, take abribe, and deprive the poor of justice at the gates. 13 Therefore, thewise person will keep silent at such a time, for the days are evil.
  13. 13. AMOS 8:4-84 Hear this, you who trample on the needy and do away with thepoor of the land, 5 asking, "When will the New Moon be over so wemay sell grain, and the Sabbath, so we may market wheat? We canreduce the measure while increasing the price and cheat withdishonest scales. 6 We can buy the poor with silver and the needyfor a pair of sandals and even sell the wheat husks!" 7 The LORDhas sworn by the Pride of Jacob: I will never forget all their deeds. 8Because of this, wont the land quake and all who dwell in it mourn?All of it will rise like the Nile; it will surge and then subside like theNile in Egypt.
  14. 14.  A particular social situation. Inequities of wealth have become translated into inequities at law.
  15. 15.  A particular social situation. Inequities of wealth have become translated into inequities at law. Note this ancient law: Exodus 23:3-6: 3 Do not show favoritism to a poor person in his lawsuit. … 6 You must not deny justice to the poor among you in his lawsuit. Leviticus 19:15: You must not act unjustly when rendering judgment. Do not be partial to the poor or give preference to the rich; judge your neighbor fairly.
  16. 16.  A particular social situation. Inequities of wealth have become translated into inequities at law. Note this ancient law: Exodus 23:3-6: 3 Do not show favoritism to a poor person in his lawsuit. … 6 You must not deny justice to the poor among you in his lawsuit. Leviticus 19:15: You must not act unjustly when rendering judgment. Do not be partial to the poor or give preference to the rich; judge your neighbor fairly. The poor not extra-special … But power often thinks it is extra special!
  17. 17. 2 CORINTHIANS 8:7-97 Now as you excel in everything-- in faith, in speech, in knowledge,in all diligence, and in your love for us-- excel also in this grace. 8 Iam not saying this as a command. Rather, by means of thediligence of others, I am testing the genuineness of your love. 9 Foryou know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ: although He was rich,for your sake He became poor, so that by His poverty you mightbecome rich. …
  18. 18. 2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-15 6 Remember this: the person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly,and the person who sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Eachperson should do as he has decided in his heart-- not out of regret or out ofnecessity, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make everygrace overflow to you, so that in every way, always having everything youneed, you may excel in every good work. 9 As it is written: He has scattered;He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever. 10 Now the Onewho provides seed for the sower and bread for food will provide and multiplyyour seed and increase the harvest of your righteousness, 11 as you areenriched in every way for all generosity, which produces thanksgiving to Godthrough us.
  19. 19. 2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-15 (CONTINUED)12 For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of thesaints, but is also overflowing in many acts of thanksgiving to God. 13Through the proof of this service, they will glorify God for your obedience tothe confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing withthem and with others. 14 And in their prayers for you they will have deepaffection for you because of the surpassing grace of God on you. 15 Thanksbe to God for His indescribable gift.
  20. 20.  Does not rely on laws and commands Relies on createdness, community, character of God
  21. 21.  Does not rely on laws and commands Relies on createdness, community, character of God Pivots on Jesus‟ act to release sinful people into friendship with God.
  22. 22.  Does not rely on laws and commands Relies on createdness, community, character of God Pivots on Jesus‟ act to release sinful people into friendship with God. Pictures us mirroring God‟s generous, free grace
  23. 23. 2. GRAPPLING WITH PROBLEMS: a)Near vs. far b)Wicked problems c) Not about class d)Not about guilt e)„Self-enclosure‟
  24. 24. a) Near vs. far p.12 Thursday, March 17, 2011 . Opinion SMH
  25. 25. Galatians 6:10 „Therefore, as we have opportunity, we must work for thegood of all, especially for those who belong to the household of faith.‟
  26. 26. Galatians 6:10 „Therefore, as we have opportunity, we must work for thegood of all, especially for those who belong to the household of faith.‟ Far Neighbor Near Neighbor Work Family
  27. 27. Mrs JellybyCharles DickensBleak House’ BBCProduction 2005
  28. 28. Galatians 6:10 „Therefore, as we have opportunity, we must work for thegood of all, especially for those who belong to the household of faith.‟ Far Neighbor Near Neighbor Work Family
  29. 29. b) Wicked problems …
  30. 30. b) Wicked problems … colonial histories corruption past and present, including some current corporate practices market distortions, based in current global trade arrangements
  31. 31. b) Wicked problems … colonial histories corruption past and present, including some current corporate practices market distortions, based in current global trade arrangements lack of education and infrastructure levels of inertia, passivity and distrust in some cultures war geographic and climate challenges
  32. 32. JOB 24:1-14Why does the Almighty not reserve times for judgment? Why do thosewho know Him never see His days? 2 The wicked displace boundarymarkers. They steal a flock and provide pasture for it. 3 They driveaway the donkeys owned by the fatherless and take the widows ox ascollateral. 4 They push the needy off the road; the poor of the land areforced into hiding. 5 Like wild donkeys in the desert, the poor go out totheir task of foraging for food; the wilderness provides nourishment fortheir children. 6 They gather their fodder in the field and glean thevineyards of the wicked. 7 Without clothing, they spend the night naked,having no covering against the cold. 8 Drenched by mountain rains,they huddle against the rocks, shelterless.
  33. 33. JOB 24:1-14 (CONTINUED)9 The fatherless infant is snatched from the breast; the nursing child of thepoor is seized as collateral. 10 Without clothing, they wander about naked.They carry sheaves but go hungry. 11 They crush olives in their presses;they tread the winepresses, but go thirsty. 12 From the city, men groan;the mortally wounded cry for help, yet God pays no attention to thiscrime. 13 The wicked are those who rebel against the light. They do notrecognize its ways or stay on its paths. 14 The murderer rises at dawn tokill the poor and needy, and by night he becomes a thief.
  34. 34. c) Not about class …d) Not about guilt …e) ‘Self-aborption’ …
  35. 35. “Tis not contrary to reason to prefer thedestruction of the wholeworld to the scratching of my finger". David Hume
  36. 36. 3. A SECULAR PROVOCATEUR
  37. 37.  globalised society causes harm to the poor at rest
  38. 38.  globalised society causes harm to the poor at rest disagrees with Jesus teaching about giving in private
  39. 39.  globalised society causes harm to the poor at rest disagrees with Jesus teaching about giving in private favours a universalised standard of giving
  40. 40.  globalised society causes harm to the poor at rest disagrees with Jesus teaching about giving in private favours a universalised standard of giving knows poverty not fixed just by handouts
  41. 41.  globalised society causes harm to the poor at rest disagrees with Jesus teaching about giving in private favours a universalised standard of giving knows poverty not fixed just by handouts suggests we should push charities to study how their work helps
  42. 42. “Now a confirmed atheist, I have become convincedof the enormous contribution that Christianevangelism makes in Africa, sharply distinct from thework of secular non government organisations,government projects and international aid projects.These alone will not do. Education and training alonewill not do.In Africa Christianity changes people‟s hearts, itbrings spiritual transformation.The rebirth is real. The change is good…
  43. 43. “The Christians were always different. Far fromhaving cowed or confined into converts, their faithappeared to have liberated and relaxed them.There was a liveliness and curiosity, an engagementwith the world, a directness in their dealings withothers that seemed to be missing from the traditionalAfrican way of life.They stood tall.” Matthew Parris
  44. 44. 4. FAIR TRADE
  45. 45. Goals of fair trade … 1) Help producers …
  46. 46. Goals of fair trade … 1) Help producers … 2) Help the environment …
  47. 47. Goals of fair trade … 1) Help producers … 2) Help the environment … 3) Help children …
  48. 48. Goals of fair trade … 1) Help producers … 2) Help the environment … 3) Help children … 4) Help the consumer …
  49. 49. Goals of fair trade … 1) Help producers … 2) Help the environment … 3) Help children … 4) Help the consumer … 5) Change the system …
  50. 50. Coffee …  Supply outstrips demand  Second most traded commodity  25 mill producers  70% on less that 25 acres  Fair trade certified: about 670,000 smallholder family farmers (old figures)
  51. 51. Chocolate …  three corporations control 83%  family farms produce 70%  child labour to compete  1500 farms in 4 countries 284,000 used machetes 153,00 applied pesticides (no protection) 64% under 14 40% were girls
  52. 52. Fair trade positives no inflationary effects of „middle men producers earn e.g. double market floor price guaranteed less anxiety about crop „social premium‟ increased education and healthcare good for consumer
  53. 53. Fair trade criticisms Standard economics … (… see Wikipedia, „Fair Trade‟) Implementation rorts
  54. 54. Wikipedia, „Fair trade impact studies‟“Fair trades higher prices increase gross householdincome … Participation in fair trade reduces householdsdebt and enhances their economic options …“Extra capital from fair trade can generate importanteconomic ripple effects within communities, providingadditional employment even for nonparticipating families.However, fair trade is not a panacea, and it does not bringthe majority of participants out of poverty.“Demand for fair trade products must increase dramaticallyin order to augment the economic benefits for such smallfarmer families and allow the system to include many moreproducers of coffee and other commodities around theworld.” Michigan State Uni academic Daniel Jaffee on Mexico
  55. 55. 5. MOVING AHEAD Challenge your generosity envelope Factor in some research time Children: UNICEF www.unicef.org Refugees: UNHCR www.unhcr.org Fair Trade: Tribes and Nations: www.tribesandnations.com.au Get help, offer help : TEAR www.tear.org.au World Vision Australia www.worldvision.com.au Compassion Australia www.compassion.com.au Anglican Aid www.anglicanaid.org.au

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