Today, October 17th, is designated to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries, particularly in third world and developing countries. At the Millennium Summit world leaders committ to cutting the number of people living in extreme poverty, by half by the year 2015.
Here are some fantastic resources for the R.E. classroom courtesy of the Dublin Diocese Website for teaching about Poverty.
The Dublin Diocese also have their own YouTube Page. Here you will find a Poverty Playlist. Make sure to subscribe for more resources.