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Global Poverty Resources

We strive to use best development practices. If you're interested in learning more about global poverty, radical generosity, or the church's role, we have compiled some resources to get you started.


Poverty, Inc. 

Michael Matheson Miller

From Toms Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. agricultural subsidies, drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, this 90-minute documentary unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore.


Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert

Poverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it. When Helping Hurts shows how some alleviation efforts, failing to consider the complexities of poverty, have actually (and unintentionally) done more harm than good.


Richard Stearns

Is our faith only about going to church, studying the Bible, and avoiding the most serious sins? Or does God expect more? Have we embraced the whole gospel or a gospel with a hole in it?


Robert D. Lupton

Veteran 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. Now... Toxic Charity shows us how to serve the needy and impoverished members of our communities to lead to lasting, real-world change.


Bryant L. Myers

Bryant Myers shows how Christian mission can contribute to dismantling poverty and social evil. Integrating the best principles and practice of the international development community, the thinking and experience of Christian nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and a theological framework for transformational development, Myers shows what is possible when we cease to treat the spiritual and physical domains of life as separate

and unrelated.


Oxford Multidimensional Poverty Index Information

Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative

The global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is an international measure of acute multidimensional poverty covering over 100 developing countries. It complements traditional monetary poverty measures by capturing the acute deprivations in health, education, and living standards that a person faces simultaneously.

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