Day: February 22, 2014

The problem with ‘voluntourism’

Pippa Biddle has spent years working in different countries trying to make the world a better place. She has concluded that when it comes to helping the developing world, it might be best for middle-class white folks like her to stay home. She writes:

Commemoration of Eric Liddell

I don’t know about anybody else, but it makes me think I need to try a bit harder to live into that “saint” thing. … It takes work and training, and I think I’d better get busy. The finish line is getting closer every day. And also it reminds me to look around — I may be seeing the birthing process of a new saint for the calendar.