Fighting against bribery and corruption
Consequences of corruption and bribery
Christian can respond by
Affluence — having a lot of material possessions and a luxurious standard of living. Poverty is a state of lack of the basic necessities
Illegal means of acquiring wealth include fraud, grabbing public land, selling narcotic drugs etc.
Factors that have contributed to poverty
Measures to eradicate Poverty
A. Fair distribution of wealth / resources
Teaching on wealth
Christian teaching on poverty
Careful management of resources, finances, income and expenditure of a family, a business enterprise, community or a country. The economy of a country is to be well managed if it has the ability to meet the social economic needs of her members. Development - it’s measured by the healthy of its economy in the provision of health, education, housing, sanitation, employment longevity of life, decrease of maternal and child mortality
Use of money as a means of exchange in economic activities e.g. banking, investment, insurance, payment of goods and services.
Reasons for money introduction
Impact of the introduction of money economy in traditional African society
Poverty was viewed as punishment or curse for wrongdoing. Other causes of poverty according to African Traditional Society were: -
-Places that were communal include grazing land, rivers, and watering places
-Laziness was ridiculed through songs, riddles and proverbs.
a) Wealth: — accumulation
Examples of currencies in the world are
Causes of poverty
Drug abuse has become a global problem. Remedies or solutions include:-
Christian criteria for Evaluating the use of Leisure
Criteria — criterion —is a principle or standard for judging something.
How does a Christian determine whether a certain leisure activity is lawful, acceptable before God — criteria for evaluating the use of leisure
EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL
Effects of drug abuse
Drug abuse poses danger to the health of a person, affects family, society in general
Effects of drug abuse are:-
A drug is any substance which when taken may alter or cause changes in the normal functioning of the body.
Types of drugs
Cocaine from coca leaves
Importance of leisure Leisure is necessary in various ways
Uses of leisure
Leisure can be used for:-
Misuse of leisure today
Leisure time can be misused through various activities e.g.
Christian teach that
Ways Christian use their leisure time
Leisure activities that were communal include:-
Meaning of Leisure
Forms of leisure
Active leisure — there is use of physical energy
Examples of activities of passive leisure are
What is leisure is used for?
Active leisure enables a person to
Leisure activities should be planned for - Leisure activities can also be economic, income generating activities.
When people are capable and willing to work but are unable to find a viable income or occupation it is referred to as unemployment.
Response of Christians to issues of unemployment
Examples Small businesses enterprises
Disadvantages of child labour
Children are not yet mentally and physically prepared to do adult jobs. This leads to
Causes of child labour and reasons why children work
Wages and industrial action (Strikes)
A wage is payments for work done. Payment is in modern times done according to hours, weeks or days that one works.
Christian teachings on wages
Also commonly called Strike’ this is an effort by workers to stop work in protest by boycott go-slow sit — ins or refuse to work. There has been increase of industrial action in the recent past in most countries of the world,
Reasons for industrial actions
Results of workers strikes (industrial / action)
Christian approaches towards strikes
What is a Virtue?
Moral Duties and Responsibilities of Employers and Employees
Who is an employer?
An employer is an organization or a person who employs people
Examples of Employers
Government, non — governmental organization, private sector — individuals, company, self employment.
Employers have several duties and responsibilities towards their employees. They are: -
Rights of the employer
Employers have a right to / are entitled to
Moral duties of the employees
Rights of the employees
Definition of Terms
Roles of Professional Ethos, Ethics and Codes in the Society
The Christian teaching on work is based mainly on the interpretation of the bible, the teachings of Jesus and the teachings of the apostles. Some of the teachings are: -
What is a family?
i. Nuclear Family
ii. Polygamous family
b. Traditional African family values and practices
(2) pouring libations; and
(3) giving the dead decent burials
(4) providing basic needs to their children
(5) bringing up children to be morally upright individuals.
(2) providing responsible parenthood, which is the process of bringing up children to become all round or self reliant persons
(3) educating children in all aspects of life.
Christian understanding of the family
a) Dictatorship /authoritative / autocratic — the parents is the final authority, imposes decisions
b) Permissive or liberal style — also referred to as «Laissez faire” the children do as they want
c) Democratic style — parents discuss with their children on family issues. This is the best style
Problems related to family life today
Families are faced with numerous problems such as:-
Traditional African approaches to problems related to family life today
Christian’s approaches to problems related to family life today
a. Definition of marriage
Forms of marriages
Secular approaches to marriage
Factors that lead to a stable, healthy and successful marriage
People are different and they understand their roles differently.
Here am giving you a few suggestions. Discuss with your study companions and come up with other suggestions.
b. Christian Teaching about Marriage
c. Courtship in African Traditional society (A.T.S)
Legal reasons for divorce
e. Celibacy as an alternative to marriage
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