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The Resource Toxic charity : how churches and charities hurt those they help (and how to reverse it), Robert D. Lupton

Toxic charity : how churches and charities hurt those they help (and how to reverse it), Robert D. Lupton

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Toxic charity : how churches and charities hurt those they help (and how to reverse it)
Title
Toxic charity
Title remainder
how churches and charities hurt those they help (and how to reverse it)
Statement of responsibility
Robert D. Lupton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Public service is a way of life for Americans; giving is a part of our national character. But compassionate instincts and generous spirits aren't enough, says veteran urban activist Robert D. Lupton. In this groundbreaking guide, he reveals the disturbing truth about charity: all too much of it has become toxic, devastating to the very people it's meant to help. In his four decades of urban ministry, Lupton has experienced firsthand how our good intentions can have unintended, dire consequences. Our free food and clothing distribution encourages ever-growing handout lines, diminishing the dignity of the poor while increasing their dependency. We converge on inner-city neighborhoods to plant flowers and pick up trash, battering the pride of residents who have the capacity (and responsibility) to beautify their own environment. We fly off on mission trips to poverty-stricken villages, hearts full of pity and suitcases bulging with giveaways--trips that one Nicaraguan leader describes as effective only
Summary
Presents arguments against indiscriminate charitable giving, which often has undesired consequences, in favor of giving that tempers compassion with wisdom and focuses on community development
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10085971
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lupton, Robert D
Dewey number
361.75
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Charities
  • Charities
  • Poor
  • Community development
  • Charity
  • Social service
  • Church and social problems
  • Human services
  • Poor
Target audience
adult
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how churches and charities hurt those they help (and how to reverse it)
Label
Toxic charity : how churches and charities hurt those they help (and how to reverse it), Robert D. Lupton
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The scandal -- The problem with good intentions -- The anatomy of giving -- Needs vs. relationships -- Beyond us-based giving -- No quick fixes -- Wise giving -- Take the oath -- Service with dignity -- Getting started
Control code
20158666
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st HarperCollins pbk. ed.
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9780062076212
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Toxic charity : how churches and charities hurt those they help (and how to reverse it), Robert D. Lupton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The scandal -- The problem with good intentions -- The anatomy of giving -- Needs vs. relationships -- Beyond us-based giving -- No quick fixes -- Wise giving -- Take the oath -- Service with dignity -- Getting started
Control code
20158666
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st HarperCollins pbk. ed.
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9780062076212
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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