Alleviation Of Poverty Essay

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Poverty is more than the lack of income and resources to ensure a sustainable livelihood. The manifestations of poverty include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and skill training and other basic social services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision-making (UMC, Book of Discipline 2012). The “United Nations” report on “Sustainable Development” states that over seven million people still live in extreme poverty of which majority of this population live on less than 1.9 dollars daily in Southern Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. About 70% of the global total of extremely poor people account for this million population (UNDP 2016). The report further states that extreme poverty is caused by unemployment, social exclusion, lack of access to education and skill training.
The Social Principles of the United Methodist Church affirms the alleviation of poverty as a means of impacting its members in every society in the world.
[…] As a Church, we are called to support the poor and challenge the rich. To begin to alleviate poverty, we support policies as: adequate income maintenance, quality education, descent housing, job training, meaningful employment opportunities, adequate medical and hospital care…to protect creation’s
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Again, the Church is not speaking as the voice of the poor and needy women of the community to local and national government. These policy-makers affirmed their acts as “mistakes” and “unequal treatment” done to women not only in Yelequelleh, but also to most rural areas of the
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