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Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger

Moving from Affluence to Generosity

by Ronald J. Sider

Do you want to make a true dif­fer­ence in the world? Dr. Ron Sider does. He has, since before he first pub­lished Rich Chris­tians in an Age of Hunger in 1978. Despite a dra­mat­ic reduc­tion in world hunger since then, 34,000 chil­dren still die dai­ly of star­va­tion and pre­ventable dis­ease, and 1.3 bil­lion peo­ple, world­wide, remain in abject pover­ty. So, the pro­fes­sor of the­ol­o­gy went back to re-exam­ine the issues by twen­ty-first cen­tu­ry stan­dards. Find­ing that Con­ser­v­a­tives blame moral­ly rep­re­hen­si­ble indi­vid­ual choic­es, and Lib­er­als blame con­stric­tive social and eco­nom­ic pol­i­cy, Dr. Sider finds him­self agree­ing with both sides. In this new look at an age-old prob­lem, he offers not only a detailed expla­na­tion of the caus­es, but also a com­pre­hen­sive series of prac­ti­cal solu­tions, in the hopes that Chris­tians like him will choose to make a difference.

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