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How Your Church Can Make Missions More Effective
How Your Church Can Make Missions More Effective
By: Barry Howard
Without any long-term objective to your church's mission strategy, your church could be encouraging a sense of entitlement that trends toward continual poverty. Here are five steps to break that cycle.
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The Kindest Way for Churches to Destroy People
The Kindest Way for Churches to Destroy People
By: Barry Howard
Does your church need to re-evaluate how to best use its resources for the poor and vulnerable? The author of "Toxic Charity" examines the ineffective approach taken by many churches and nonprofits.
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Are Charity Shops Becoming Too Pricey for Poor?
Are Charity Shops Becoming Too Pricey for Poor?
By:  James Gordon
Charity shops began as places where people with low incomes could find necessities for knock-down prices compared to the retail market. Are some of them becoming too expensive for the poor?
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Are Public Charity and Social Justice Different?
Are Public Charity and Social Justice Different?
The life of service includes both personal and communal acts of mercy as well as social justice and peacemaking. Why have some Christians given up on the latter?
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Atheists Aim to Change Image of Penny-pinching Scrooges
(RNS) If Dec. 10 had been an average day for Doctors Without Borders, its website would have logged 4,000 hits.
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U.S. Jumps to Top of Charity Index
WASHINGTON (RNS) Americans: the most generous people in the world. In this season of giving, that’s no idle gloat.
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St. Louis Church Channels Anger over Pujols for Good
ST. LOUIS (RNS) As members of The Gathering began to hear of the gnashing of teeth and rending of garments, they decided to act.
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Why We Need Less Charity, More Justice
Why We Need Less Charity, More Justice
We need more than charity if we want to make a meaningful difference to address poverty. When we work for justice, we can address the larger issues of taxation and education that keep poverty alive.
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Christian and atheist Groups in Race to Raise Money for Charity
(RNS) Christians and atheists are fighting again—this time over who can raise more money for charity.
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Some Religious Charities Receive More Despite Overall Drop
(RNS) Several of the nation’s largest religious charities reported increases in private support.
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Charity report: U.S. ties for fifth in global giving
(RNS) The U.S. tied with Switzerland for fifth place in a world giving index.
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Atheist Group to Raise Funds for Religious Charity
(RNS) An atheist foundation that seeks to foster charitable giving among nonbelievers is encouraging members to donate to a religious charity.
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Seasonal Charity: A Doorway to Biblical Justice
Seasonal Charity: A Doorway to Biblical Justice
Poverty won't yield to charity alone. There aren't enough soup kitchens and shelters in the whole country to begin to make a dent in America's poverty. To make a difference, we need a commitment to justice.
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The DNA of God: Charity
It is because we are never more Christlike, we are never more like the one who made us, than when our hearts truly and genuinely give out of love. May God grant us generous hearts so that in the world there might be a people that others could look at and say, I see God in them.
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America’s Nonprofits Are Running Out of Cash
America’s Nonprofits Are Running Out of Cash
Over 50 percent of nonprofits surveyed said the recession will have a “permanent negative financial effect on their organizations.”
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We Lost the Ideal of Collective Responsibility
We Lost the Ideal of Collective Responsibility
So long as we persist in holding on to the idea that government is some sort of alien power, is in fact our adversary, we will live as a nation divided against itself.
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When Can Donors Trust a Charity?
When Can Donors Trust a Charity?
Here are the questions I think need to be addressed by a charity to answer the question of their trustworthiness.
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Navigating Charity Options
As many individuals ponder their end-of-year giving, they are inundated with numerous cash-strapped charities making special requests. With the Salvation Army, Focus on the Family, various denominations and religious universities reporting budget deficits, there are plenty of places to give, but not all could be wise investments.
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Seasonal Charity and Biblical Justice
The holiday season from Thanksgiving to Christmas is the most intensely charitable time of the whole year. Church and civic groups gather clothes, food, and toys for needy families. Volunteers make their way to homeless shelters and soup kitchens. Busy shoppers dutifully drop their change into Salvation Army buckets.
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