Five Top Christian Philanthropists

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Five Top Christian Philanthropists

Do you own a toilet? If so, then you are better off than 50% of the people on earth.

Shocking statistics like this have led many top earners to give huge percentages of their income away to bettering the world.

For example, The Giving Pledge, started by Bill and Melinda Gates asks top American earners to pledge to give the majority of their wealth away. Mark Zuckerberg, George Lucas and Michael Bloomberg are among the signatories.

Motivated by Jesus' teaching on money, many Christians give generously as an act of faith. Rick Warren’s policy of reverse tithing (giving away 90% and keeping 10%) at the time caught the imagination of many by taking this to an extreme.

But who are the UK-based Christians leading the way in generous giving today?

Many of them go unnoticed. Quietly keeping their local churches and charities alive. Others through their wealth or celebrity status attract more attention. Here we list just five people helping to make a difference in today's world:

Peter Vardy - Inheriting his father’s highly successful business, Peter says he has been “blessed beyond measure”. He believes that with this blessing comes a responsibility. Giving millions away every year, Peter has funded the building of schools with the aim of providing “long term employment and regeneration in areas of high deprivation.” A committed evangelical Christian, Vardy attracted controversy in 2002 when it was claimed by Tribune Magazine that the Emmanuel Schools Foundation Peter had set up was teaching creationism. Peter later won a case in the High Court against the magazine for suggesting this. He donated the damages to charity…obviously.

Bono - One of the most famous people on the planet, the U2 lead singer has been been involved in countless charitable initiatives including Band-Aid, Live Aid and Live 8. Often meeting with world leaders, Bono has pleaded with presidents and prime ministers to remember the poor. Has he put his money where his mouth is? Opinion is divided, with some arguing the singer should give more of his own money to the causes he supports. He's also been accused of tax avoidance. Opinion is evenly divided about his faith, with Christians often asking ‘is Bono a Christian?’. Bono himself responded to critics with his best selling book of conversations Bono on Bono.

Bob Edmiston - The founder of Christian Vision Bob Edminston is said to be worth over £500m. The charity, which was set up in 1988 uses radio, TV, internet and mobile phone technologies to spread the gospel. Lord Edminson made his millions through importing cars and property sales. He donates a percentage of both his IM Group and IM Properties to fund new schools in the Midlands.

John Wates - The Wates family has a heritage in philanthropy, with John’s father setting up the Wates Foundation in 1966. Spurred on by their Christian values, the Wates's have promoted family values, community work and the environment. Awards have ranged from helping to keep a struggling village shop open to financing the salary of a church youth worker in Northolt.

You. Yes, you. - In a 2009 report titled Why Christians Give it was found that on average, Evangelical Christians donate 11.5% of their household income to both churches and charities. The Church of England alone receives £750m from churchgoers. Daniel Jones from Stewardship says “You often hear the phrase ‘Christians give what is right, not what is left’…For many, giving is the first line on the budget, as important or more important than the other big expenses like rent, mortgages, utilities and tax”.      

To learn even more about the life-changing generosity of Christian philanthropists, Give the Best Away tells the story of Rosemary Lancaster. Born to a poor family in the North West of England, Rosemary knew the struggles of not having enough. Decades later, this understanding pushed Rosemary and her husband John to use their hard-won wealth to start Lancaster Foundation.

To discover more of their amazing story, you can order your copy of Give The Best away here

Maybe you'll be moved to change someone's life through your own generosity? 

10th July

July 10th, 2018 - Posted & Written by The Editor

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CAN WE TOGETHER REVEAL THE UNIVERSE TO ENHANCE THE FAITH OF THE FAITHFUL Let us together teach the World community about heavenly bodies and the people's faith will increase. People are amazed to see what God has put in space and compare God's might and power. Please help me to get this idea moving. AND WHO AM I I am a retired civil servant. In Uganda, this means a government officer after being in the delivery of Government services to the public and attaining a mandatory age to take rest. I now sit in my personal office with a computer, WIFI, and several visitors every day who wish to learn to learn something new. INTRODUCTION God World Research Station operates under the TAGIM (The Almighty God is Mercyful) Industries, that is registered no. 8933190 by Uganda Registration Services Bureau ( the station coordinator is a co-Directors of TAGIM). We focus on making the heavenly scenario more common to the population on Earth, utilizing Modern science and technology tools. A Planetarium is an amusing scientific innovation that can be accustomed to and replicated in all parts of the Earth accompanied by texts on Universe formation, composition, and characteristics including highlights about the Architect. THE CURRENT CHALLENGE At the scale of everything in existence millions of humans are not conscious about their position on Earth. But at home, we are a unique race. We are consciously aware that we shall one day die, and that this Earth will remain. We have always been the consolation in producing offspring and being proud that they will be us after we die. But who can tell us the name or show us a photo of the 100th pair of his / her grandparents? They too shared great and low moments, happy and sad times as well as having power and affluence on this Earth like we have today. They have no share of pride at all in your current happiness, power, hard condition, or your success. The Earth has remained unbothered, the same with the Sun and trillions of other solar systems abounding in the Universe. The only intellect they have in them is to maintain their orbit lines. They share no love or bitterness, they don't have development plans nor do they share any objective to change for the better. They have never thought of God or a planned worship session. But despite their oblivion, they are the ones living "forever," and we are certain, they will be here even tomorrow. On the other hand, even with our excelling intellectual capabilities we certainly die one day at 70, or 90., or 100 years. We need to pay more attention to the myriads of these bodies in space and derive a learning and logic of our common creator. Humans put their heads together, pray and praise God, share material and compassion write development plans, but die. On the other hand, the Earth and the Sun live forever - from the perspective of Humans. And for almost five billion years the Earth has not visited her neighbor or the Sun whispering to her sister about weather or having a party next month. However, these two have seen days and will continue for approximately another 5 billion years when all of us now talking and intelligent will have long been forgotten! - except living in God's Kingdom - will be another chapter. THE PROJECT DESCRIPTION With the modern equipment of science and Technology, we can gather knowledge of the Universe and get a glimpse at the creator's mind. As an objective, it is useful to humanity to popularize the whole rather than only the Earth and ourselves. We found here the programming introduced as formal education, governance, and work systems, and have not ventured to look beyond the Horizon. Does the answer lie in spirituality/religion? Are we not aware that even though widely acknowledged the spiritual sector has not been accorded serious research, to evolve new information? This is exemplified by Galileo battling with religious leaders who argued that the Earth was the center of the Universe and stationary as late as the seventeenth century! We are inviting you to join our humble God World Research investigations today. We are in the beginning focusing on making the heavenly scenario more common to the population on Earth. Modern science and technology have made things practical, and achievable. A Planetarium is an amusing innovation that needs to be repeated in all parts of the Earth accompanied by texts about its (Universe) formation, composition, and characteristics including a hint about its Architect. Presently appearing as an academic training tool in the field of Astronomy and also in other instances as a source of entertainment, Planetariums can revolutionize human learning about the Divine. Starting with our amusing home solar system, we see here below the "Quora" text description picked from the internet: "The sun is middle-sized, there are suns that are massive compared to it, but there are far more that are smaller and live longer. The sun makes us 99% of the mass of the solar system. So think about that, 99% of all mass in our solar system is the sun, and the other 1% is everything else, including you and I. If you want quantification rather than comparison, it is about 1.3 million times larger than Earth (you can fit that many Earths inside it), and about 333000 times heavier than the Earth. Yes, it's massive, beautiful, and the reason for all life and everything that happens nearby". We may not deny it. God occupies part of the lives of the majority that have ever lived on planet Earth. People have through ages gazed amazed at the Sun, even to the extent that others called it a god. Searching for God started a long time ago when humans thought the Earth was the giant of creation. All religions that we have heard about started on Earth and talk about God. Beginning with Abraham. He is from the lineage of Noah who is talked about in the Bible for surviving the flood when he made the (Noah's) Ark. Noah was from the line of Enoch, also a man talked about in the Bible as having been taken alive to God. Enoch was the seventh in the lineage of Adam. Adam was the first man made by God. Abraham had sons: Ishmael and Isaac. From the descendants of Ishmael came Prophet Muhammad who founded Islam, and from Isaac was Jacob also called Israel whose descendants are the Jews and they founded Judaism. King David was a famous king of Israel and a Jew from the tribe of Judah. From the lineage of David, Mary was born and was the mother of Yeshua (Jesus) Christ who is the origin of Christianity. ISLAM, JUDAISM, AND CHRISTIANITY are the three Abrahamic religions. Judaism followers are waiting in the hope of receiving a Messiah who should free them from all their burdens. Christians embrace Yeshua (Jesus) Christ as the promised Messiah and one through whom all the people of the Earth have salvation from the sin of death. Both the Moslems and Christians wait for a final judgment before the gift of eternal life. There also are HINDUISM followers stating that those who are very sinful in their Earthly life undergo different types of punishments after death, on different planets, and then the sinner takes on beastly life - life of worms, insects, flies, elephants, cows, etc., before getting back to this life, born as an ugly person (hunchback, dwarf, etc.) BUDDHISM teaches that humanity is wandering from life to life through countless rebirths suffering consequences of actions past and present. But salvation is through liberation by attaining cessation of passion and desire - no pain, no fear, no love, no hate, no want, etc. TAOISM and CONFUCIANISM of China are based on human wisdom and reasoning. that there is a natural and correct way to do everything and that everything and everyone has a proper place and proper function. The SHINTO of Japan turned their Emperor into a god being called the descendant of the Sun-goddess. THE LOGIC AND INTERPRETATION From the foregoing summary, humanity has always lived with a desire to get into a relationship and learn more about the entity that initiated their existence. Our search for God relates to the observation of marvelous existence in space. The investigation of the enormous sizes of those bodies, abundance in numbers, and the "eternity" of their existence tells us the story and interpretation. Science and technology are readily available to serve us and derive an understanding of the characteristics and nature of bodies in the Universe and a reflection of the initiator's mind. This is the illustration that we are Better equipped now to search for God more vividly and obtain a more accurate understanding of the Deity than our ancestors did. Our work is not to dismantle the invaluable ancient findings about God but to enrich everything in light of the current society's science and technological information advancement Please help the God world research station venturing in searching for God, in the background of the current pace of knowledge. Your willingness to cooperate and contribute can be written or electronic materials to reach us and enrich our understanding of God. Also, it can be technological material or appliances to equip the planetarium, or financial resources to enhance the unit. All your cooperation will be acknowledged on time and appreciated with respect. Bruce Rwampunda Coordinator God World Research station

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