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Berrys Thani! HNGR 112: FINAL EXAMINATION ESSAY G RADING MATRIX ASSIGNMENT Poss Pts Pts Theme and Context i ific contexvexample of poverty |. F 4- 2. Discussion ‘What has propelled it? What has sustained it? What are some of the major challenges in confronting. itt rte Analysis 3. From your one example, discussion of juggemaut and development/change/glodaiization “4. How does this apply to the idea and implications of “relationship” between North and South, from Thomas-Slayter Reflection and Integration 5. Reflection From Bishop David Zac Niringiye’s Chapel address, how do “we” approach poverty? Integration: Niringiye’s challenge about the emphasis of our conversation Niringiye’s challenge to “me” about how I live. Technical 7. Formai, length, composition, spelling Use of text and supporting material (careful, explicit, and referenced) TOTAL POINTS 20 Ganyn - M hap lps, prdfand, offtoe Pool cee stm Viry waut dere. Gibbet! @ Truman! Lanyon Truman CPO 3088 HNGR-112 20 Dec. 2012 (11 pt font) = Inthe fictional but applicable story of Okonkwo jn Things Fall Apart the Igbo tribe faces poverty, - a famine and a social reconstruction, When a drought takes place during farming season, the tribe's main source of income and nourishment, yams, fails to produce. Soon thereafter, when white Christian A ¢ : v Urn risionries come 1 evarglizg, the Igbo tbe is tom apart when globalization and an impesiion ofa", ‘new religion reign. In this story, the Igbo tribe's failure to diversify their livelihood strategy leads to. wr oe famine and poverty. The tribe was also caught in several traps. The conflict wap was evident with their cyclical pattems of violence and internal and external conflicts with their missionary neighbors. aye — a ‘Additionally, the tribe was also stuck inthe “being landlocked with bad neighbors trap” in which case the ‘missionaries were imposing their norms, values and customs on the tribe, Similarly, many societies and individuals slike such societal or macro-level standpoint, many countries are also confined to the conflict, natural resource, and cycle of poverty. From a other traps. Many countries in the Global South have been victims of pattems of violence and war. Often ‘times, the most impoverished and poverty stricken nations are those that are victims of civil wars, such as South Sudan. These internal and external conflicts have proven to be a road block in the development of these countries. o ee ‘On the other hand, poverty can be viewed as an individual dilemma, Lack of formal education, large families, and low levels of healthcare contribute to the individual poverty people in the Global South face. A major challenge is that these countries conditions act as a perpetual motion machine in an — ‘endless cycle of poverty. Inaccessibility to nutritious food, clean water, and pollution stem from. individuals poverty and as a result these factors lead to disease and inability to work. The end result being a continued cycle of poverty The implication the quote from Nectar and the Sieve has is negative and bitter. Rukmani views e the tannery as the end of the rural and agricultural life she knew, even ifthe tannery was developing her a See eee EEE een tae ‘qruman society and providing jobs for the men. Similarly, in many countries of the Global South, industrializatiO™ ‘and globalization has been the end of the country's way of life and livelihood, Nations from the Global case, globalization) and exploitation of the poorest nations by the richest ones. In other words, the gap is ‘widened when countries from the Global North exploits the Global South. However, the Global North may view their globalization from a “modemization” perspective, the view that states thet global if stratification results from a failure of poor nations to have the beliefs, values, and practices necessary for industrialization and rapid economic growth (Thomas-Slayter), Choosing the correct theory is not of importance rather, the results of the relationship between the Global North and Souths, As Mahbulb ul Haq put it in The Poverty Curtain “ A poverty curtain has descended right across the face ofthe world, dividing it materially and philosophically into two different worlds... one embarrassingly rich and the other desperately poor.” Furthermore, change does not always lead to progress. Changes in the family structure can po i ‘accentuate inequality and even if cooperation increases, the benefit may be only for few (Thomas- oH Slayter). Moreover, change in migrant labor, laws and other economic changes may not be to the advantage of the Global South; rather, these changes benefit the Global North. pe Poverty is such a large and global issue that it must be simplified down to simple terms in order ae to find a solution. Bishop Niringiye does jut that. By approaching poverty as a personal isue rather than J oe eo or, ’ 7 a social issue, we are more able to combat this problem. Often times, society believes they must as en gent, issue head on, but Niringiye proposes that we look introspectively so we may fix the problem atthe root. oi 1 “Let's not talk to the poor about their poverty, but o the rich about their greed.” Is one of the er ‘most profound statements I have heard at my time here at Wheaton. Oftentimes we tend to blame the yg poor for being impoverished, or the homeless for being lazy. Yet, if we ae to combat this problem, we ‘must start with ourselves. We must rid ourselves of our greed and idolatry. We must put the lives of others before our own, just as Christ did for us. A quote from the worship pastor Joel Houston, “We see pererrests eee ae cere Truman} . thse imbalances, and we SY “Tha ot igh, that's ot fac” But al oo oe tats a that we do. 7 Desauto for uso do anymore is actualy going to cost us something. Andi thas where it cas, perhaps to say that when we ignore the prostituted child, we actually lend our hand to thet sbuse. oor ‘That when we ignore the widow and the orphan in hee distress that we actully add to thi pain. When then ‘we ignore the slave that remains captive that it's us who is entrapping them. That when we forget the Tefigee that it's us who is displacing them. That when we choose not to help the poor and the needy, that“ ‘we actually rob them. Perhaps the only fair thing to say is that when we forsake the lives of others, we actually forsake our own.” We must go above and beyond simple rhetoric describing the awful things we ‘that happen in this world, but rather, we must act. And that action is going to cost us something, Itis ‘when we pay that cost, and give up the greed will we see a change in this world, First off, I must live knowing that change will not happen over time, rather it will bea long and difficult process. Having that in mind, if change is going to take place, it starts with personal action. It starts where the problem begins, with my selfish and greedy actions and desires. There needs to be a change in the way I live and witness as a follower of Christ. Beginning with the way I reflect Him in my life. This poem by Brian McCormack encompasses the new motto and strategy I hope to live on my new journey to fight poverty. “AIL I say is this: Things will change, starting with me. My life. My priorities. My time. My family. My ministry. It all must change. Now.