Beyond Tolerance Lecture
March 5th 7:00pm –Sill Board Room
urban activist Robert Lupton reveals the shockingly toxic effects that
modern charity has upon the very people meant to benefit from it.
Toxic Charity provides proven new models for charitable groups who want
to help-not sabotage-those whom they desire to serve. Lupton, the
founder of FCS Urban Ministries (Focused Community Strategies) in
Atlanta, the voice of the Urban Perspectives newsletter, and the author of Compassion, Justice and the Christian Life, has been at the forefront of urban ministry activism for forty years. Toxic Charity will show us how to start serving needy and impoverished members of our communities in a way that will lead to lasting, real-world change.
Lupton is a Christian community developer, an entrepreneur who brings
together communities of resource with communities of need. Through FCS
Urban Ministries—a non-profit organization which he founded—he has
developed three mixed-income subdivisions, organized two multiracial
congregations, started a number of businesses, created housing for
hundreds of families, and initiated a wide range of human services in
his community. In addition to his latest book Toxic Charity, he has authored of four other books: Theirs Is the Kingdom; Return Flight; Renewing the City; and Compassion, Justice and the Christian Life).
Co-Sponsored by Campus Ministry, The NetVue Grant, The Politics Department and the
Center for International Education