Title

Safeguarding the dignity of my poor brothers and sisters : a reflection of Hong Kong Christian churches' financial assistance

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Asian Mission

Publication Date

2002

Volume

4

Article Number

2

First Page

267

Last Page

286

Publisher

Asia Graduate School of Theology

Abstract

With the emergence of welfare state and the dominance of Marxism, free market philosophy and citizenship on welfare analysis, Christian welfare ideology seems to play a minimal role in the contemporary welfare system. For example, the church as the conscience of the UK and the guardian of the UK’s conscience is “vague and seldom particularly convincing.”1 Two questions raised from this phenomenon are whether Christian welfare ideologies are inferior to that of other social theories on our understanding of the dynamics and practice of human welfare and whether the welfare practices of Christian churches are no longer effective on improving the quality of human life that lead to the decline of Christian welfare in the modern world. In addition, the differences among Christian churches on their welfare role further weaken the welfare activities of some churches. For example, the New Christian Right in the United States opposed against many social concerns that were viewed by some Christians as essential to social justice.

Print ISSN

01193228

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2002 Asia Graduate School of Theology. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Chan, C. K. (2002). Safeguarding the dignity of my poor brothers and sisters: A reflection of Hong Kong Christian churches' financial assistance. Journal of Asian Mission, 4(2), 267-286. Retrieved from http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/17676

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