This work addresses the issue: How faith makes a difference in life and to society, and can contribute to changing the world for the better. It is often assumed that social action and religious faith are unrelated. Those with a passion for justice do not always see a place for faith, and those with religious conviction do not always see how it can impact society. Malcolm Duncan, demonstrates the vital connection between the two and highlights what this can mean to both individuals and communities in the effort to 'make poverty history'. This book is for all who are concerned to make a difference in society. It invites those of faith and those of none into a conversation, a journey, looking at how the world can be made a better place. Eminently practical, it goes to the heart of the radical Christianity which is Jesus' legacy.
Malcolm Duncan is leader of Faithworks, set up by Steve Chalke to help churches contribute to their community and to change the public perception of the church.
Dedication; Acknowledgements; Foreword Steve Chalke; Introduction; Section One: Does faith have a place?; Chapter One Who Cares; Chapter Two What Difference Does it Make; Section Two: Christian Principles?; Chapter Three A Charter for Change; Chapter Four Positively Christian; Section Three: Personal Implications?; Chapter Five How Shall We Then Live?; Chapter Six Moving On; Postscript Just Us or Justice? A word to the Christian Community; Appendix What are the key ingredients for an effective Christian Social Movement?; More Information about Faithworks; Bibliography.