Course Tag: mission leaders

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Charity and Justice [MS]

Facilitator Information To get the most out of this session, which includes a pre-activity Bible Study, Game/Debrief, and a Personal Reflection on what was covered, we recommend 2-2.5 continuous hours (plus set-up time). There is also a portion after the debrief where we encourage more personal learning and reflection, that should take about an hour. …

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The Paradigms of Poverty [MS]

What is poverty?  Isn’t it just people who are too poor to buy things? Can’t they get a job or work a bit harder and then they will have enough money?  Most people from well-resourced nations such as Australia, North America or the United Kingdom may have seen people living in poverty but few have …

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Understanding Culture [MS]

When we think of culture, most of us think of the behaviours in culture which we witness. We think of things like food, dress and dance – and they are definitely an important part of culture, but anthropologists (people who study culture) and sociologists (people who study societies) have different ways of understanding culture. We …

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From Orphanage Manager to Family-Based Care Advocate: The Cambodian Context [MS]

Working and volunteering in orphanages is a common story that you may have heard from people in your community or you may have even spent some time working in an orphanage.  Over 1.5 million people every year around the globe volunteer in orphanages, pouring $2.6million into orphanages every year.  While most people may have a …

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Ethical Communication [MS]

When in low-income communities, our use of photography and social media can easily become exploitative. We can unintentionally act as tourists, capturing and consuming the materially poor’s images and stories as if they were a show to be observed. Further, we can capture images as a way of getting an emotional reaction from viewers in …

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