It is our calling in mission to care for God's people holistically-soul, mind, and body. It is important for the church to be concerned with relief, development, and justice in the communities where the needs are greatest. The following resources will share with you best practices, inspiring projects and programs, and practical tools for how to engage in Christian community development.
BOOKS: TOP 5
Good News about Injustice: A Witness of Courage in a Hurting World by Gary Haugen
Models and tools for rescuing the oppressed based on hope in the God of justice and compassion.
The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence by Gary Haugen & Victor Boutros
Violence ruins lives, blocks the way out of poverty, and undercuts development. A gripping journey into the daily reality of the world's poorest.
God of Justice by Abraham George & Nikki A. Toyama-Szeto
IJM's practical Bible study on biblical justice including client stories and group questions.
The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today by Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter
Slaves are all around us hidden in plain sight. Slaves, slaveholders, traffickers, law enforment, rescue and support groups tell what private citizens can do to end this horrific crime.
Girl Soldier: A Story of Hope for Norther Uganda's Children by Faith J. H. McDonnell & Grace Akallo
The story of one of the 30,000 children abducted and brutalized by the LRA in northern Uganda. Insights and practical steps to end similar tragedies.