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Ecumenical Response to Poverty

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Not Angels But Agencies: Ecumenical Response to Poverty

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Not a penny for the missionaries. Keep politics out of it. Why do you fund guerrillas? Are you Oxfam with hymns? These are some of the characteristic doorstep responses that have been and are still made to Christian Aid, especially during its great fund-raising activity of the year, Christian Aid Week. They indicate that there is a good deal of ignorance and confusion about the way in which Christians respond to poverty. This book attempts to provide some basic information, in an attractive way, about how churches and church organizations around the world have tried to make an effective response to the poor over the past half-century. It discusses the main issues in a thematic way, looking in particular at controversies that surround church-related aid, relief, mission and development agencies in the first world. Among the topics treated, using case studies and ecumenical statements, are the wholeness of Christian mission, the links between personal action and political action, and the ambiguities of power.Other contemporary challenges addressed are doubts about aid in the persistence of poverty, the scale of emergencies in Africa and the churches' ability to respond to them, competition or free market charity and compassion fatigue. In conclusion the book suggests what it means to respond to poverty in a Christian and ecumenical way and draws out some implications for the future. Published in collaboration with the World Council of Churches. Michael Taylor was Director of Christian Aid.

Not Angels But Agencies: Ecumenical Response to Poverty by Michael Taylor was published by SCM in December 1995. The ISBN for Not Angels But Agencies: Ecumenical Response to Poverty is 9780334026242.

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Page last updated 31st March 2015
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherSCM (December 1995)
Weight220g
Number of Pages184
Thickness9 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
ISBN9780334026242
ISBN-100334026245
Product Code33889
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