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Foreign Aid

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Monica Prendergast

on 18 January 2016

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Foreign Aid
Monica Prendergast
The Good Samaritan
Life and dignity of the human person
Call to family, community and participation
Rights and responsibilities
Option for the poor and vulnerable
Catholic Social Teachings
If we refuse to take in Syrian Refugees, is it any different than refusing to save Jews in the Holocaust?
Tale of St. Louis and its 907 German Jews on display in Stellarton
The Syrian Refugee Crisis
The St. Louis at Hamburg, Germany, prior to its departure for Cuba in May, 1939. (U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum)
Refugee Family's Long Journey to Canada
Canadian Forces member proceeds with a biometric test during the refugee screening process at the SOFEX facility during a visit in Jordan on November 29, 2015.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomes Syrian refugees to Canada at Pearson International airport
"Love your neighbor as yourself" (Luke 10:27)
Why Globally instead of Domestically?
Where does the money go?
The experience of contrast
What Happens to all that money?
clean drinking water
health care
relief after natural disasters
One ring for a million dollars or 117 schools in a third world country?
it only cost $8 500 to build one school in a third world country
Myths About Foreign Aid
Foreign aid is money, food, or other resources given or lent by one country to another.

Canada spent $4.9 billion in 2014 on foreign aid, which is only 0.24% of our gross national income
What is Foreign Aid?
The World's Richest
Discussion Questions
What lengths should we go to, to help other countries?

What do you think of the amount that Canada spends on foreign aid?

Do you think that there are other ways of helping other countries besides giving money?
Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein was a Jewish refugee from Germany during WWII. He is the perfect example of great contribution that refugees can make.
Steve Jobs
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