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Just Generosity: A New Vision for Overcoming Poverty in America

por Ronald J. Sider

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Just Generosity calls Christians to examine their priorities and their pocketbooks in the face of a scandalous tendency to overlook those among us who suffer while we live in practical opulence. This holistic approach to helping the poor goes far beyond donating clothes or money, envisioning a world in which faith-based groups work with businesses, the media, and the government to help end poverty in the world's richest nation. This updated edition includes current statistics, policy recommendations, and discussions covering everything from welfare reform, changes to Medicade, and the Social Security debate. "Sider's most important book since Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger."--Jim Wallis, author, God's Politics "Sider knows how to lift up people in need.... [An] important and challenging book."--John Ashcroft, former Attorney General of the United States… (mais)
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"Just Generosity calls Christians to examine their priorities and their pocketbooks in the face of a scandalous tendency to overlook those among us who suffer while we live in practical opulence. This holistic approach to helping the poor goes far beyond donating clothes or money, envisioning a world in which faith based groups work with businesses, the media, and the government to help end poverty in the world's richest nation.

"Sider's most important book since Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger."Jim Wallis, author, God's Politics

"Sider knows how to lift up people in need. . . . [An] important and challenging book."John Ashcroft, former Attorney General of the United States. (Amazon)

"Readers will find his discussion insightful and his proposals for change resonant."--Library Journal

"Ron Sider knows how to lift up people in need, transform their lives, and liberate them from material and spiritual poverty. The answers are in this important and challenging book."--John Ashcroft, former attorney general of the United States (John Ashcroft, Former U.S. Senator)

"[An] honest assessment of . . . racism and the structural inequities which lock African Americans, Latino Americans, and minorities out of the 'system.'"(Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., senior pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago)

"Every politician, Republican or Democrat, now espousing faith-based solutions to our social problems; every social justice activist, liberal or conservative, seeking to apply religious truths to our contemporary moral challenges, should start by delving into Just Generosity." (Rabbi David Saperstein, director and counsel, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism)
  staylorlib | Oct 19, 2023 |
Things haven't changed in the past 20 years, only worse after the meltdown. Good book from a Christian perspective, but not much hope. ( )
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Just Generosity calls Christians to examine their priorities and their pocketbooks in the face of a scandalous tendency to overlook those among us who suffer while we live in practical opulence. This holistic approach to helping the poor goes far beyond donating clothes or money, envisioning a world in which faith-based groups work with businesses, the media, and the government to help end poverty in the world's richest nation. This updated edition includes current statistics, policy recommendations, and discussions covering everything from welfare reform, changes to Medicade, and the Social Security debate. "Sider's most important book since Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger."--Jim Wallis, author, God's Politics "Sider knows how to lift up people in need.... [An] important and challenging book."--John Ashcroft, former Attorney General of the United States

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