NACSW Publications

Audio File - When Helping Hurts: Key Ideas and Issues for Poverty Alleviation
Steve Corbett, M.Ed.
Podcast. | Date Posted: 60, 1485 | Date Recorded: February 23, 2015
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Abstract:   In this session, the presenter suggests that in responding to Christ's call to, "Open your hearts and hands to the poor among you," we often mobilize and act with good intentions. But good intentions are not enough. It is possible in our efforts to help people who are poor to actually do harm to the very ones we seek to help. This session will look at the importance of defining poverty appropriately and will explore 3 key principles for engaging in effective poverty alleviation.

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