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Concerned practitioners of Christian compassion face some vexing questions: how do we avoid a kind of "poverty tourism" or "slacktivism" in our response to suffering, particularly far from home? How do we respnd authentically and effectively in our strategies for solidarity with the poor and the underprivileged? Using personal anecdotes and stories as well as philosophical and theological reflection, Donald and James Dunson emphasize the power of moral argument and personal experience in addressing what can seem a daunting catalog of evils and suffering in the world.
Donald H. Dunson is pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Cleveland, OH. His is a former professor of moral theology at Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology in Wickliffe, OH. He is the author of No Room at the Table: Earth's Most Vulnerable Children and Child, Victim, Soldier: The Loss of Innocence in Uganda.
James A. Dunson III is assistant professor of philosophy at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, LA. His recent publications include articles in International Philosophy Quarterly and Idealistc Studies.
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