Learning to Give

Learning to Give

As Part of Religious Education

1st Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Authors: Ken Russell, Joan Tooke
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483139166

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Learning to Give as Part of Religious Education attempts to answer the question: what is actually to go on in a lesson about "life" or "reality"? It takes as its starting point a sure ground of adolescent concern: the compassion for human suffering which is normally awakened and keenly felt in the middle teens. It then proceeds to inform this compassion: it explores the depth and shape of the need; it amasses the facts of the situation; it illustrates the human meaning of it, with quotation from biography and poetry and personal documents; it describes the efforts made, in active compassion, to relieve the need; and it makes suggestions of ways in which the young can share in the work of relief. Finally, it marches on to biblical and other statements about the human situation that set these specific agonizing points of suffering against the vast problem of evil, viewed in the light of a belief in a God who cares, thus lifting the human adventure from its sublunar situation on to a cosmic level.

Table of Contents


  • Acknowledgments

    Foreword

    1. Introduction

    2. Themes Integrated with Biblical Material

    Blindness

    Children

    Leprosy

    Refugees

    3. Organizations Furthering the Work of Well-Known Christians

    Anti-Slavery Society for the Protection of Human Rights

    Dr. Barnardd's Homes

    The Cheshire Foundation Homes for the Sick

    The Danilo Dolci Trust

    The Grenfell Associations

    4. Needs to be Met

    Addiction to Narcotics

    Alcoholics Anonymous

    Amnesty International

    The Samaritans

    5. Statutory versus Voluntary Giving

    Appendix: A Comprehensive List of Organizations and their Addresses, Followed by Suggestions for Themes

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  • No. of pages: 183
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2013
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483139166

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Ken Russell

Joan Tooke

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