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Sharing God's Abundance

Sharing God's Abundance

God’s plan in the beginning was abundance – a good and fruitful world with enough for all to flourish. We know that even as our global population continues to climb, there is more than enough for everyone. The world produces more food per person than it did 50 years ago and per capita income and global wealth have been rising rapidly.  And yet 821 million people are suffering from hunger, and 10% of the global population still live in in extreme poverty.

Disturbingly the poorest half of the world’s population have control of less than 1% of global wealth. About the same amount that the world’s richest 147 people. This inequality is not just a global phenomenon, in Australia, despite our material prosperity, the poor and the young are increasingly finding housing unaffordable and 13% of Australians including 739,000 children live in relative poverty (in households on less than 50% of the median income)

The Current State of Play

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805 million people worldwide do not have enough food to eat.

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1.6 billion people live without electricity.

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Oxfam estimates that it would take $60 billion annually to end extreme global poverty, that's less than 1/4 the income of the top 100 richest billionaires.

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22,000 children die each day due to poverty.

Sharing God's Abundance Articles

Sharing God's Abundance Resources

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The End Of Greed – Book

“The End Of Greed” Baptist World Aid Australia has released a book and Bible study series called “The End of ...

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Apr

Coming Home – Book

“Coming Home” Coming Home provides something that is virtually non-existent in Christian literature: an articulation of biblical faith in the ...

Stream One: Financial Wellbeing

We need to replace the consumerist dream of having more, doing more, and wanting it all now with a desire for ‘enough’ and a joy that is rooted in our identity as Children of God.