This work addresses the issue: How faith makes a difference in life and to society, and can contribute to changing the world for the better. It is often assumed that social action and religious faith are unrelated. Those with a passion for justice do not always see a place for faith, and those with religious conviction do not always see how it can impact society. Malcolm Duncan, demonstrates the vital connection between the two and highlights what this can mean to both individuals and communities in the effort to 'make poverty history'. This book is for all who are concerned to make a difference in society. It invites those of faith and those of none into a conversation, a journey, looking at how the world can be made a better place. Eminently practical, it goes to the heart of the radical Christianity which is Jesus' legacy.
"'Injustice and marginalization are wrong. In Building a Better World, Malcolm Duncan makes a heart-felt cry for greater understanding and co-operation between those who care about human dignity and the future of our society. This is not a comfortable read but it is a desperately needed rallying cry to those outside of the Christian faith and those within it to find a way of working together - to build a better world.' Jim Wallis, author of God's Politics and editor-in-chief of Sojourner's magazine 'Malcolm Duncan is one of the articulate progressive voices in the evangelical community and deserves serious consideration in this book.' Tony Campolo, Eastern University, Pennsylvania 'A desperately-needed rallying cry to those outside the Christian faith and those within it.' Jim Wallis - Author of God's Politics 'Malcolm Duncan's passion, pastoral heart and practical experience has equipped him to make a vital contribution to all of us who want to be in and build a better world.' Joel Edwards - General Director, Evangelical Alliance 'Malcolm Duncan pleads with the Church to recognise that we cannot change the world on our own. And he challenges those who have dismissed the teaching of Christ as irrelevant or obsolete to stop and take the time to think again.' Steve Chalke, from his foreword"