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CST #4

Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
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Quinn Curl

on 9 February 2010

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CST #4
Option for the Poor and Vulnerable Point of View
Young Man Purpose

•To think about the rights of the poor and vulnerable
•To think about the responsibilities of the more fortunate people
Implications and Consequences

•We must be conscious of everyone around us
•We all have a responsibility to those around us
Question

•What are the rights of the poor and vulnerable?
•What are the responsibilities of everyone else in society?
Assumptions

•All people have the right to a quality life
•The rich should help the Poor
•The Strong should help the Vulnerable
•The Poor and Vulnerable desire the help of the Rich and Strong
Information (on the Poor)

•35.9 million people live below the poverty line in America, including 12.9 million children.

•According to UNICEF, 25,000 children die each day due to poverty

•At least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day

•The working poor are also an extremely vulnerable group


Concepts

•Equality
•Worth
•Rights
•Responsibility
•Economics
•Moral Obligation
Interpretation and Inference
•The “Haves” should certainly help the “Have Nots” in American society
•America should show the rest of the “Have” Nations how to help the “Have Not” Nations
Definitions Poor – having little or no money, goods, or other means of support; dependent upon charity or public support

Vulnerable – capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt; open to moral attack, criticism, temptation, etc.

Assistance – the act of assisting; help; aid; support.

Concern – to relate to; be connected with; be of interest or importance to; affect

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