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Define apathy

Lacking motivation to do something


Define charity

Giving to the needy, or an organisation that that does not work for profit and which usually works to help others


What is compassion?

A feeling of pity or sympathy that can lead to caring, usually for those less fortunate


Define debt.

A situation where a person, organisation or country owes more money than they possess


What is an excessive salary?

Also known as 'fat cat' salaries; large amounts of money earned, plus possibly bonuses and share options


What is housing benefit?

A system where the poor receive help to pay some or all of their rent


Define inheritance

When a friend or family member leaves a person money or property in their will when they die


What is minimum wage?

The legal lowest amount that must be paid to a worker. Currently £6.70 forr adults in the UK.


What is the national lottery/ Lotto?

A weekly gambling competition available to over-16s which offers large cash prizes for the few winners. Costs £2 to enter 1 ticket.


What proportion of Lotto money goes to charity?

Half to health and education, the other half split equally between heritage, arts and sports.


Define poverty

Being without money, food or other basic life necessities.


What is the difference between absolute poverty and relative poverty?

Absolute poverty (usually seen in developing countries) is when a person doesn't have the basic things they need for survival.
Relative poverty (seen in the UK) is when a person is poor in comparison to others in society.


What is the poverty trap?

When a person can not escape being poor, often due to debt, wasteful spending habits, location or unemployment.


What is voluntary service?

A person who chooses to work with the poor without being paid


Define wealth

Large amounts of money or investments


Give a biblical quote to show that laziness is wrong.

'Whoever refuses to work is not allowed to eat' -Thessalonians 3


Give a biblical quote to show that craving wealth is wrong.

'The love of money is the root of all evil' - Timothy 6


Give a biblical quote to show that loving money defies God.

'No-one can be a slave of two masters... You cannot serve both God and money' - Matthew 6


Give a biblical quote to show that the wealthy will not be rewarded.

'It is harder for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God than for a camel to go through the eye of a needle' - Mark 10


Give an Islamic quote to show that hard work is worthwhile.

'No-one eats better food than that which they have earned by their own labours' - Hadith


Give an Islamic quote to show that the greedy and ungenerous are wrong.

'He who eats and drinks while his brother goes hungry is not one of us' - Haddith