t is easier to identify the problems in our world than the solutions. And yet in many cases, there are solutions at hand. What is lacking is the will to apply them. In the heart of this book, Harmer identifies several problems: endemic poverty, homelessness, domestic violence, and inadequate health care. In each case the significant causes of the current problem are juxtaposed with an analysis of failed strategies which continue to be fostered in spite of their failure. She then reviews alternative approaches, strategies that work which are actually being used, and which involve the whole community. 'The Compassionate Community' is a wise and inspiring book that cuts through ideological polarities and political impasses and provides hope for a different future in this new millennium. It includes a helpful resource list of community organizations, many of them profiled here.
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 1st November 2005
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.2 x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.29