Seeking Shalom: How Reimagining Charity Can Transform Lives and Restore Communities

The Lupton Center, 2016.


This 6-session, web-based curriculum brings together biblical scholars, community leaders, seasoned practitioners and those who experience poverty to "transform the charity paradigm.”


interactive material; stories; biblical insights; personal experience; practical suggestions

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Varies per service

Practical Applications

  • Explore an approach to charitable giving that enhances dignity and mutuality, beginning with this study.
  • Answer questions such as What is Poverty? Why isn't Charity Working? and How Do We Seek Shalom?

About the Contributor

Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming was a contract resource consultant for the Center for Congregations. Her consulting practice includes congregation-based Permaculture Design and equipping congregations for creation care.

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