There is a lot of focus on models, practices, and programs when it comes to detoxifying charity - and rightly so. We need better ways of doing things! However, we can't forget the critical role that "posture" plays in ensuring that toxicity is removed from our charity efforts. Dr. Shawn Duncan, Co-Founder of EIRO, shares some words of wisdom from two Somali women who know what it is like to be on the receiving end of toxic charity.
Brian Bollinger is the Executive Director of Friends of Refugees, a collective of people and organizations in Clarkston, GA empowering refugees through opportunities for their well-being, education, and empowerment. Since Clarkston is an epicenter of refugee resettlement in the Southeast, it has also become an epicenter for church outreach and mission teams. This has brought forth initiatives across the toxic-to-responsible spectrum. Brian shares with the Charity Detox community three things he would say to anyone that wants to participate in mission in his community.