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How you can help? »

The Villages of Hope site offered the following suggestions that have application to our dreams for bringing the Kingdom to Africa: You, your prayer group, your church, your business or place of employment can: * Sponsor a child * Sponsor a cottage of 8-10 children * Sponsor a Children’s Village, with the name of a […]

A Great Interview »

A FamilyLife Today Interview Intro: Bob: Living and working in West Africa, Kathleen and Benedict Schwartz have seen devastation, poverty, and death all around them. (see Villages of Hope) Benedict: One young fellow, Albert, was 10 years old, and his parents died, and his uncle sold him as a slave. So he became a slave […]

Tim Keller on Justice »

Great Ideas: Playpumps »

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Classic Article: Principles for Helpers by Robert Lupton »

Principles for Helpers Those who work with and for the poor often wonder if they are doing anybody any good and, worse, if they are actually doing more harm than good. Veteran urban worker Robert Lupton offers what… by Robert D. Lupton in URBAN PERSPECTIVES (September 2007) Hippocrates (460 – 377 B.C.), the father of […]

A Picture Worth Contemplating »

Thus says the Lord . . . to Israel . . . they sell the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of sandals. (Amos 2:6) activism, Africa

Blogging the Summit: More on Partnerships »

Again, the HIV/AIDs Summit continues to emphasize the role of partnerships. Rick Warren speaks of a three-legged stool which stands on “cooperation” among the public, profit and parish sectors. To effectively partner, we–the faith/parish sector in the West and/or the Western church–must move forward with humility and teachability. It’s not about us. The more invisible […]

Blogging the Summit: Partnerships »

If we were to rate ourselves on effective partnerships in Africa, the scorecard would measure: Sustainable Impact over Short-Term Impact Extended Relationships over Short-term Relationships (You can’t partner until you’re friends.) Corporate Success over Individual Success The Smaller Leading over The Bigger Leading Measured Outcomes over Anecdotal Measures Indigenous Ownership, Perspective, Leadership over Non-indigenous Ownership, […]

Blogging the Summit: More on Starting »

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke Good people do nothing because they can’t do everything. That’s the wrong response. Everyone can start if: He or she knows what to do. He or she knows whom to trust. activism, how to start, partners

Effective Partnerships »

I see it over and over. Movements that bring change depend on partnerships. Working together is a Trinitarian expression. God lives in community, in relationship, in a heavenly dance–modeling the cooperation he intends for us as families, as churches, as organizations. Satan’s strategy is always to divide. Unfortunately, over the last 200-300 years, the intense […]