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WALKING WITH THE POOR
Principles and Practices of Transformational Development
Bryant L. Myers
The purpose of this book is to describe a proposal for understanding the principles and practice of transformational development (positive material, social, and spiritual change) from a Christian perspective.
07.01.99 | Link To Source
Tags: Books, Bryant L. Myers, Preparing To Serve, Global Citizenship, Poverty: Urban US & International
TATTOOS ON THE HEART
Stories of Hope and Compassion
Father Gregory Boyle
Father Greg Boyle was a KF Conference Keynote Speaker and is the well-known leader of Homeboy Industries. Through sharing stories of his work with ex-gang members, Gregory Boyle unveils the humanity of people often demonized by society, simultaneously reminding us of our own humanity. Father Greg doesn't have a hero complex about helping gang members in Los Angeles make a better life for themselves, and he doesn't give us a list of success stories. Instead he introduces Sniper, Carmen, and Bugsy as brothers and sisters to admire for deciding to make a change in their lives. Then he shows how our spirituality is deeply embedded in our ability to connect with each other. Through these stories, Father Greg offers a genuine boost of encouragement to anyone looking to sustain in service work. Purchase the book via Homeboy Industries link below, or feel free to read more reviews online.
03.01.10 | Link To Source
Tags: Books, Father Gregory Boyle, Peace & Reconciliation, Education, Poverty: Urban US & International
MOUNTAINS BEYOND MOUNTAINS:
The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World
Mountains Beyond Mountains takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia as Farmer changes minds and practices through his dedication to the philosophy that "the only real nation is humanity" - a philosophy that is embodied in the small public charity he founded, Partners In Health. He enlists the help of the Gates Foundation, George Soros, the U.N.s World Health Organization, and others in his quest to cure the world. At the heart of this book is the example of a life based on hope, and on an understanding of the truth of the Haitian proverb Beyond mountains there are mountains: as you solve one problem, another problem presents itself, and so you go on and try to solve that one too.
03.12.09 | Link To Source
Tags: Books, Tracy Kidder, Global Citizenship, Poverty: Urban US & International, Integrating Service As A Way Of Life
Integrating Service As A Way Of Life
Peace & Reconciliation
Poverty: Urban US & International
Preparing To Serve