The renewed emphasis in evangelicalism on social involvement has led to more involvement by Christians and churches in ‘mercy ministries’, helping those in need at home and abroad. Christians are giving their money, time, efforts and skills to such work. In itself, this is admirable, but it raises essential questions about how best to provide help and who it is, precisely, who needs that help and why.
WHEN HELPING HURTS How to alleviate poverty without hurting the poor ... and yourself By Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert. Moody. 274 pages. £8.99 ISBN 978 0 802 457 066
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