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Encountering God in the margins

Author: Aidan Donaldson
Publisher: Dublin : Veritas, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Encountering God in the Margins takes the reader into the world of the marginalized - the slums, villages and other abandoned spaces in the undeveloped world - and allows their story to be told through the incidents, images, sounds and smells that the author has encountered and experienced. The book is an attempt to restore a voice to the voiceless through allowing them to share their life, their hopes, fears and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Donaldson, Aidan.
Encountering God in the margins.
Dublin : Veritas, 2010
(OCoLC)761864198
Named Person: Aidan Donaldson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aidan Donaldson
ISBN: 9781847302205 1847302203
OCLC Number: 640086204
Notes: Subtitle on cover: Reflections of a justice volunteer.
Description: 224 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Our topsy-turvy world --
Entering into Immersion : An invitation to immersion ; Over the railway lines to the St Lawrence Centre ; Never judge a book by its cover ; Irene: a real hero in a world of shallow celebrities ; More lessons: an encounter with Br Jacek --
Confronting the false world of consumerism : 'Bubbles' ; The inhumanity of our modern human society ; The magical power of money ; Living with HIV/AIDS: people in denial, people in hiding ; Jesus and the marginalised --
Charity or justice? Poverty tourism, 'voluntourism' or immersion? : 'Voluntourism': the latest western fad to hit Africa ; A brief encounter with some of the boys ; A mother's plea: 'Leave my child alone!' --
Becoming fully immersed: experiences in Mapepe : Off the beaten track to Mapepe ; The widow's offering and the generosity of the poor ; Are they poor because we are rich ... and are we rich because they are poor? ; Joinourworld.com: an invitation to enter the 'Kingdom' --
Conclusion: So where is immersion leading us?
Responsibility: Aidan Donaldson.

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Encountering God in the Margins takes the reader into the world of the marginalized - the slums, villages and other abandoned spaces in the undeveloped world - and allows their story to be told through the incidents, images, sounds and smells that the author has encountered and experienced. The book is an attempt to restore a voice to the voiceless through allowing them to share their life, their hopes, fears and struggles.

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