All faiths try to give guidance on issues of inequality in society. Many Hindus believe it is a duty to help those in need. Doing nothing for the poor would be against the principle of ahimsa.
What is absolute poverty?
When you have enough for food and clothing but not luxuries
When you are not as well off as most people in your country
When you do not have access to basic human needs
Why are countries LEDCs?
They have a great income due to technology and industry
They do not have enough industry or technology to make a living for their people
They have a lot of natural resources that they can make use of
Why are natural disasters particularly bad for people living in LEDCs?
These disasters create more natural resources that they can exploit
Other people do not try to help them after the disaster
They do not have any defence against these disasters
Why is being in debt bad for an LEDC country?
A lot of the money the country earns has to go into paying off the interest
The debt allows the country to invest in more industry
The country can buy weapons to defend itself
What is Fair Trade?
A movement to get fair prices for farmers in LEDCs
A movement to get large profits for the large international companies
A movement that gets people working for as little as possible
What does the Hindu concept of artha mean?
Earning wealth honestly
Earning wealth in any way possible
Not earning because wealth is wrong
Which of these is a reason why many Hindus try to help the poor?
They believe helping others is a waste of time
They believe helping others is one of the daily duties
They believe helping others is bad action
What does the Rig Veda say about hoarding wealth and being greedy?
It will lead to success
It will lead to ruin
It will lead to moksha
Which life stage involves giving up all material goods, including all possessions, money and your home?
The sannyasin stage
The householder stage
The student stage
Which famous Hindu said 'Earth provides enough to satisfy everyone's need but not enough for everyone's greed'?
Martin Luther King