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Aug 29, 2017

Helping Without Hurting?

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Edited: Aug 29, 2017

 

When dealing with issues we are not directly affected by, how do we fight injustice without further immobilizing those who are oppressed, and how can we better work for true restoration that empowers people? How can we make sure that any work we do is serving a need for others and not a need within ourselves? Thinking especially related to short-term mission trips.

Bennett Forkner
Aug 31, 2017

A really helpful book for this is "When Helping Hurts" as the title suggests. It talks a lot about really getting in to communities that need help and understanding how they work before you move into helping. It's a good read and I would highly suggest it!

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