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RE:QUEST

A space for resources to help RE teachers and their students explore the Christian faith

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Charity: Tearfund

An exploration of the work of Tearfund

 

Christians believe that they should help the poor and needy in the world. This is what the Bible states and was one of Jesus' key messages during his three years of ministry. One example is: 'Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said, “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.' Mark 10:21.

There are many ways in which Christians respond to the poor. They will pray for them, and they will often try to help in any way that they can. Giving money to charity, sometimes volunteering at local or international charities.

The first of these films looks at the work and vision of Tearfund and answers such questions as:

  • What does Tearfund hope to achieve through its work?
  • How does Tearfund work in local communities?
  • What is Tearfund's view of poverty?

The second film explores a Christian's view of poverty and how ethical shopping could be seen as one possible solution to the problem.

Click here to discover more about the work of Tearfund..