Toxic Charity

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.

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  • Author : Robert D. Lupton
  • Publisher : HarperOne
  • Pages : 208 pages
  • ISBN : 9780062076212
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 2 reviews
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Toxic Charity

Toxic Charity
  • Author : Robert D. Lupton
  • Publisher : HarperOne
  • Release : 11 October 2011
GET THIS BOOKToxic Charity

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,

Toxic Charity

Toxic Charity
  • Author : Robert D. Lupton
  • Publisher : HarperOne
  • Release : 02 October 2012
GET THIS BOOKToxic Charity

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,

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Charity Detox
  • Author : Robert D. Lupton
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 07 July 2015
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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 donors feel better, he argued, it often hurts those it seeks to help. At the forefront of this burgeoning yet ineffective compassion industry are American churches, which spend billions on

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  • Author : Steve Corbett,Brian Fikkert
  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release : 24 January 2014
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With more than 300,000 copies in print, When Helping Hurts is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation. Poverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it. When Helping Hurts shows how some alleviation efforts, failing to consider the complexities of poverty, have actually (and unintentionally) done more harm than good. But it looks ahead. It encourages us to see the dignity in everyone,

Toxic Charity

Toxic Charity
  • Author : Robert D. Lupton
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 11 October 2011
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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 Ministries (Focused Community Strategies) in Atlanta, the voice of the Urban Perspectives newsletter, and the author of Compassion, Justice and the Christian Life, has been at the forefront of urban

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  • Author : Christopher Marlin-Warfield
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 05 June 2019
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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 entitlement, and erodes the work ethic of people who receive it. Charity skepticism is increasingly popular; and it is almost certainly wrong. Radical Charity weaves together research and scholarship on

Radical Charity

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  • Author : Christopher Marlin-Warfield
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 05 June 2019
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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 entitlement, and erodes the work ethic of people who receive it. Charity skepticism is increasingly popular; and it is almost certainly wrong. Radical Charity weaves together research and scholarship on

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  • Author : Gary Thomas
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release : 08 October 2019
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Your life's calling is too important to let toxic people take it away. When to Walk Away draws from biblical and modern stories to equip you to handle toxic people and live true to your God-given purpose. As Christians, we often feel the guilt and responsibility of meeting the needs of unhealthy people in our lives. Whether a sibling, parent, spouse, coworker, or friend, toxic people frequently seek to frustrate our life's calling. While you're seeking first God's kingdom, they're

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  • Author : Charity Ferrell
  • Publisher : Charity Ferrell
  • Release : 27 January 2016
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Take my advice. Never fall for your brother’s best friend. Bracken Casey. Our hometown’s playboy. My brother’s best friend. The man I love. He doesn’t do girlfriends. He doesn’t do commitments. And he doesn’t see me as anything more than his best friend’s little sister. Until one night changes everything. A drunken kiss leads to a drunken screw. Now he can’t keep his hands off of me, and I can’t say

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  • Author : Steve Corbett,Brian Fikkert
  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release : 22 September 2015
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When a low-income person asks your church for help, what do you do next? God is extraordinarily generous, and our churches should be, too. Because poverty is complex, however, helping low-income people often requires going beyond meeting their material needs to holistically addressing the roots of their poverty. But on a practical level, how do you move forward in walking with someone who approaches your church for financial help? From the authors of When Helping Hurts comes Helping Without Hurting

Renewing the City

Renewing the City
  • Author : Robert D. Lupton
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release : 08 July 2005
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Community developer and urban activist Robert D. Lupton looks to the Old Testament example of Nehemiah as a role model for community transformation and renewal.

Beautifully Toxic

Beautifully Toxic
  • Author : Charity Parkerson
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 25 May 2020
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A famous drummer. A homeless teen. It's hard to tell which one is the savior.When Jessie Thunder, a famous drummer, learns a homeless person had been sneaking into his home, Jessie decides to help him out. The eighteen-year-old "boy" is too old to go in the system and Jessie can't stand the thought of anyone going hungry. He also hopes rescuing Theo will ease his soul. Otherwise, there's nothing redeeming left of him. Even though Theo doesn't trust Jessie's

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Doing Good Better
  • Author : William MacAskill
  • Publisher : Guardian Faber Publishing
  • Release : 04 August 2015
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Almost all of us want to make a difference. So we volunteer, donate to charity, recycle or try to cut down our carbon emissions. But rarely do we know how much of a difference we're really making. In a remarkable re-examination of the evidence, Doing Good Better reveals why buying sweatshop-produced goods benefits the poor; why cosmetic surgeons can do more good than charity workers; and why giving to a relief fund is generally not the best way to help

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Three Cups of Tea
  • Author : Greg Mortenson,David Oliver Relin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 02 March 2006
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The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyard Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. Over the next decade he built fifty-five schools—