Poverty Alleviation

Poverty alleviation is the ministry of reconciliation: moving people closer to glorifying God by living in right relationship with God, with self, with others, and with the rest of creation…

…Because every one of us is suffering from brokenness in our foundational relationships, all of us need ‘poverty alleviation,’  just in different ways. Our relationship to the materially poor should be one in which we recognize that both of us are broken and that both of us need the blessing of reconciliation.  Our perspective should be less about how we are going to fix the materially poor and more about how we can walk together, asking God to fix both of us.

-Excerpt from “When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor and Yourself”

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