Thursday, May 23, 2013

Proxy Effort

James has linked to an excellent Christianity Today article by Rachel Jones, and provided commentary of his own. Key quote from her:
"A significant challenge for nonprofits and ministries remains recruiting people who will commit to serve long-term outside the United States." "I know there are a plethora of good reasons that concerned American Christians can't just uproot and leave the States, from family to health to finances. I know I simplify. But I have a theory about what is partly contributing to the dearth of young Americans willing to spend their lives on behalf of others." "They think they already are."
Key addition by him:
Minor financial adjustments such as buying fair trade coffee, and writing letters about safe working conditions at supplier factories are considered "being part of the fight": Words, and relatively painless giving will do the job.

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