When Helping Heals: An Economist and Political Scientist Affirm Global Service

Is it possible to work in international development without hurting those we are helping?

Professors Kuperus and Hoksbergen examine this question, reviewing both secular (e.g. The End of Poverty, Dead Aid) and Christian scholarship (When Helping Hurts, Toxic Charity). In response to a growing skepticism regarding global service, they challenge the perspective that suggests "helping always hurts" with insights that promote realistic, transformational development. In this session, Kuperus and Hoksbergen share nine lessons they have learned about how to be a healing presence in our efforts to promote the development of communities and persons around the world.

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