The Dark Side of Charity



The holiday season is almost here, and so is what one community organizer calls “the compassion industry.” It might feel good to hand out free turkeys or write checks, but how do those on the receiving end really feel?


Listen to Maureen’s interview with Bob Lupton from November 2011.


From Victim to Victor


Michael Lapsley was sent to South Africa in 1973 at the height of apartheid. He spoke out against racial segregation for decades, even after being exiled. As a result of his activism, he was sent a letter bomb which destroyed his hands and one eye. Then he began a new journey.

ON Interfaith Voices | November 20, 2012 | 12:00 pm

The Problem with One Way Giving & Fr. Michael Lapsley

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The Dark Side of Charity



The holiday season is almost here, and so is what one community organizer calls “the compassion industry.” It might feel good to hand out free turkeys or write checks, but how do those on the receiving end really feel?


Listen to Maureen’s interview with Bob Lupton from November 2011.


From Victim to Victor


Michael Lapsley was sent to South Africa in 1973 at the height of apartheid. He spoke out against racial segregation for decades, even after being exiled. As a result of his activism, he was sent a letter bomb which destroyed his hands and one eye. Then he began a new journey.

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