Quest For Hope in the Slum Community
Humanity has existed on earth for thousands of years, yet we are just now beginning to experience a kind of community that has never before existed--the slum community. As the number of slum communities and those living in them continue...
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Humanity has existed on earth for thousands of years, yet we are just now beginning to experience a kind of community that has never before existed--the slum community. As the number of slum communities and those living in them continue to rise at an alarming rate, Christians need to examine their role in sharing the hope, joy, healing, and servanthood of Christ to those in despair.Quest for Hope in the Slum Community is a collection of the diverse dialog that exists in the area of urban transformation. Everything from housing to street children along with a healthy collection of articles around a theology of urban poverty is addressed. This material is designed to stimulate the imagination of those exploring the question of how to address with compassion and conviction the stark realities of urban poverty.
Scott Bessenecker is Director of Global Projects for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. He holds a Masters in International Development from William Carey International University.
Scott has written from a holistic Christian perspective for publications likeRelevant and Mission Maker magazines and edited the book Quest for Hope in the Slum Community. His active weblog is at www.thenewfriars.com.
He is currently writing a piece of fantasy fiction to portray the dichotomy of a privileged society living alongside impoverished people. Young characters who are radically committed to those at the margins have a central role in the book. These fictional protagonists are drawn from the actual people featured in Scott's Likewise book The New Friars: The Emerging Movement Serving the World's Poor. and How to Inherit the Earth: Submitting Ourselves to a Servant Savior.