Good intentions are not enough.
When Helping Hurts offers a different framework for thinking about poverty and its alleviation. Rather than simply defining it as a lack of material things, the book addresses the roots of the issue: broken relationships with God, self, others, and the rest of creation. Online videos included.
Join together as a class or small group to explore how to help the poor without hurting them.
The Small Group Experience, an ideal training resource for small groups, faith formation classes, and service ministries, utilizes free online video lessons to unpack the basic principles of poverty alleviation in an accessible way. Each of the six lessons includes discussion questions, application exercises, and materials for further learning. Join the many ministries and churches that are already implementing these ideas, transforming their culture of poverty alleviation, and moving toward helping the poor without hurting them.
While the authors come from a Protestant background, this outstanding program is based in core Christian values that can be found in papal documents and Catholic social teaching. In fact, the central insight of broken relationships can be found in Laudato Si', Pope Francis latest encyclical. The principles outlined here—largely from the asset-based community development (ABCD) model—are utilized by many of our Catholic Charities and other social service organizations.
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