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If you are a Christian, the reality of our society’s vast wealth presents you with an enormous responsibility, for throughout the scriptures God’s people are commanded to show compassion to the poor. In fact, doing so is simply part of our job description as followers of Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:31-46). While the biblical call to care for the poor transcends time and place, passages such as 1 John 3:17 should weigh particularly heavily on the minds and hearts of Christians: “If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?”

 

This video-based course explores the nature of poverty and some basic principles of poverty alleviation in an accessible way. Each of the six units includes a video, reflection questions, application exercises and materials for further learning.

This is a free online course which involves meeting every other Wednesday evening, for six fortnightly sessions, beginning on Wednesday 5 May 2021.

To read more about the course content click here to visit the course website, or see below to watch an introductory video.

To sign up please click here