Poverty is a tragedy that the world cannot accept in any place on the globe. With wealthy countries and peoples turning a blind eye to the plight of the poor, the homeless, the starving and the suffering, there can be no doubt that this is a prime example of man’s inhumanity to man.

All life is interconnected. What affects one of us, affects us all. For the wealthy to believe they have no personal responsibility to the man, woman or child who suffers the affliction of poverty, is to live a life in delusion.

Atenism believes that everyone is responsible to make their way in this world, never living off the hard work of others, but at the same time, it is everyone’s responsibility to care for those who truly cannot care for themselves.