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					A rich man’s wealth is his
strong city; the poverty of the
poor is their ruin.
                 Proverbs 10:15
Recent increases in the price of
food have had a direct and adverse
effect on the poor and are expected
to push many more people – an
estimated 100 million – into
absolute poverty.
                         (United Nations, 2008)
For they all contributed out of
their abundance, but she out
of her poverty put in all she
had to live on.
                      Luke 21:4
22% of people in the UK live below
the poverty line.
                       (Get Fair Campaign, 2009)
For there will never cease to
be poor in the land. Therefore
I command you, 'You shall
open wide your hand to your
brother, to the needy and to
the poor, in your land.'
             Deuteronomy 15:11
Almost half the world (over three
billion people) live on less than
$2.50 a day.
             (Poverty Facts and Stats by Anup Shah, 2009)
The poor is disliked even by
his neighbour, but the rich
has many friends. Whoever
despises his neighbour is a
sinner, but blessed is he who
is generous to the poor.
              Proverbs 14:20-21
The poorest 40% of the world’s
population accounts for 5% of
global income. The richest 20
percent accounts for ¾ of world
income.
         (Poverty Facts and Stats by Anup Shah, 2009)
Whoever oppresses a poor
man insults his Maker, but he
who is generous to the needy
honors him.
                Proverbs 14:31
According to UNICEF, 25,000
children die each day due to
poverty.
         (Poverty Facts and Stats by Anup Shah, 2009)
For you know the grace of our
Lord Jesus Christ, that
though he was rich, yet for
your sake he became poor, so
that you by his poverty might
become rich.
               2 Corinthians 8:9
If current trends continue, the
Millennium Development Goals
target of halving the proportion
of underweight children will be
missed by 30 million children
         (Poverty Facts and Stats by Anup Shah, 2009)
Open your mouth, judge
righteously, defend the rights
of the poor and needy.
                 Proverbs 31:9
Number of children in the world
  = 2.2 billion

Number in poverty
  = 1 billion (every second child)
            (Poverty Facts and Stats by Anup Shah, 2009)
For you always have the poor
with you, but you will not
always have me.
                 Proverbs 31:9
Approximately half the world’s
population now live in cities and
towns. In 2005, one out of three
urban dwellers (approximately 1
billion people) was living in slum
conditions
            (Poverty Facts and Stats by Anup Shah, 2009)
For there will never cease to
be poor in the land. Therefore
I command you, 'You shall
open wide your hand to your
brother, to the needy and to
the poor, in your land.'
             Deuteronomy 15:11
“Poverty in an outrage
against humanity. It robs
people of dignity, freedom
and hope, of power over their
own lives.”
                 Daleep Mukarji
        Director of Christian Aid
POVERTY
www.cforl.org.uk

				
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