Toxic Charity

Written By Robert D. Lupton
Toxic Charity
  • Publsiher : HarperOne
  • Release : 02 October 2012
  • ISBN : 9780062076212
  • Pages : 208 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 2 reviews
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Download or read book entitled Toxic Charity by author: Robert D. Lupton which was release on 02 October 2012 and published by HarperOne with total page 208 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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 in “turning my people into beggars.” In Toxic Charity, Lupton urges individuals, churches, and organizations to step away from these spontaneous, often destructive acts of compassion toward thoughtful paths to community development. He delivers proven strategies for moving from toxic charity to transformative charity. Proposing a powerful “Oath for Compassionate Service” and spotlighting real-life examples of people serving not just with their hearts but with proven strategies and tested tactics, Lupton offers all the tools and inspiration we need to develop healthy, community-driven programs that produce deep, measurable, and lasting change. Everyone who volunteers or donates to charity needs to wrestle with this book.

Toxic Charity

Toxic Charity
  • Author : Robert D. Lupton
  • Publisher : HarperOne
  • Release Date : 2012-10-02
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780062076212
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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 ...

Toxic Charity

Toxic Charity
  • Author : Robert D. Lupton
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-10-11
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780062076212
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Summary : Veteran urban activist Robert Lupton reveals the shockingly toxic effects that modern charity has upon the very people meant to benefit from it. Toxic Charity provides proven new models for charitable groups who want to help—not sabotage—those whom they desire to serve. Lupton, the founder of FCS Urban ...

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Radical Charity
  • Author : Christopher Marlin-Warfield
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-06-05
  • Total pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9780062076212
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Summary : Right now, there is a movement in churches and nonprofits arguing that charity is toxic, that helping hurts, and that the entire nonprofit sector needs to be reformed to truly lift people out of poverty. These charity skeptics are telling Christians that traditional charity deepens dependency, fosters a sense of ...

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  • Author : David Eberding
  • Publisher : Lennex
  • Release Date : 2013-04
  • Total pages : 46
  • ISBN : 9780062076212
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Summary : In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some ...

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  • Author : Scott George
  • Publisher : By George Books
  • Release Date : 2015-09-16
  • Total pages : 314
  • ISBN : 9780062076212
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  • Publisher : Food, Health, and the Environment
  • Release Date : 2018-02-18
  • Total pages : 360
  • ISBN : 9780062076212
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Summary : Occupy hunger -- The charity trap -- The politics of corporate giving -- The conflicted nature of SNAP -- Federal food programs as engines of economic democracy -- Who's at the table shapes what's on the menu -- Innovation within the anti-hunger movement -- Innovative models from outside the anti-hunger ...

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  • Author : Robert D. Lupton
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2015-07-07
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780062076212
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Summary : The veteran urban activist and author of the revolutionary Toxic Charity returns with a headline-making book that offers proven, results-oriented ideas for transforming our system of giving. In Toxic Charity, Robert D. Lupton revealed the truth about modern charity programs meant to help the poor and disenfranchised. While charity makes ...

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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018-05-02
  • Total pages : 190
  • ISBN : 9780062076212
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Summary : The ministry is difficult. So much is asked of you, and expectations are high. It's hard to please everyone, and hurt can fester and grow, especially when matters stay unresolved. In The Learner, young pastor Christopher Ek confronts the challenges of leading his church, while trying to become a better ...

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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-19
  • Total pages : 168
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-12-22
  • Total pages : 332
  • ISBN : 9780062076212
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Summary : This volume explores the links between the rapidly growing phenomenon of social entrepreneurship (SE) and the international tourism and hospitality industry. This unique industry is particularly ripe for transformation by SE and the book’s authors delve deeply into the reasons for this. The book has three parts. The first ...

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  • Publisher : Encounter Books
  • Release Date : 2015-11-03
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780062076212
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Summary : What is social justice? For Friedrich Hayek, it was a mirage—a meaningless, ideological, incoherent, vacuous cliché. He believed the term should be avoided, abandoned, and allowed to die a natural death. For its proponents, social justice is a catchall term that can be used to justify any progressive-sounding government ...

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Total pages : 760
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  • Author : Sharon R. Hoover
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-25
  • Total pages : 193
  • ISBN : 9780062076212
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Summary : Sharon Hoover brings her years of experience in local church missions to bear on thorny questions every church faces. Should we prioritize evangelism or works of service? Local ministries or overseas missions? And what about short-term missions trips? Hoover approaches each question with nuance, helping us plot our church's unique ...

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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2016-05-20
  • Total pages : 210
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  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-07-01
  • Total pages : 305
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