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Poverty Tourism Pilgrimage

In its worst expression, poverty tourism is not just the exploitation of one group — the poor — it is the exploitation of two groups, those visited and those visiting.

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One of Satan’s favorite tactics is to make you feel impotent. To get you to believe that no matter what you do, it won’t make a difference.

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Poorism. Wealthy people paying money to go and look at poor people. But what if there is more to it than that?

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Feb 2 2009

Maintaining Dignity

Hello everyone. My name is Rick Carter, and I work for Compassion in Asia as part of the communications team.
My team is responsible for bringing you the stories that talk about our child development centers in Asia, such as A Day in the Life of a Child Development Center Worker or A New Beginning…

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Last weekend I saw the movie Slumdog Millionaire. Have you heard of it? If you haven’t by now, you surely will soon. Just this week it was nominated for several Oscars, including Best Picture. (By the way, in case you were wondering, I think it should win Best Picture.)
Slumdog Millionaire tells the story of…

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poverty tourism

Are we, through our exposure trips, simply promoting another form of poverty tourism?

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