Learn more about the issues of poverty and development with these resources from Episcopal Relief & Development and well-known experts in the field.
InterAction Policy Paper: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): The Road Forward for the U.S.
We recommend the following books to help raise awareness about the importance of development in addressing poverty and disease worldwide:
An American Awakening: From Ground Zero to Katrina the People We Are Free to Be by Courtney Cowart
Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire by William T. Cavanaugh
Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance by Atul Gawande
The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It by Paul Collier
Compassion Fatique: How the Media Sell Disease, Famine, War and Death by Susan D. Moeller
Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen
Food and Faith: Justice, Joy, and Daily Bread edited by Michael Schut
Globalization and Its Discontents by Joseph Stiglitz
Lifting Women's Voices edited by Margaret Rose, Jenny Te Paa, Jeanne Person and Abagail Nelson
Micah's Challenge: The Church's Responsibility to the Global Poor by Marijke Hoek and Justin Thacker.
Microfinance: Evolution, Achievements, and Challenges (Key Writings on Microfinance) edited by Malcolm Harper
Money & Faith: The Search for Enough edited by Michael Schut
Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali by Kris Holloway
Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor (California Series in Public Anthropology) by Paul Farmer
Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag
Simpler Living, Compassionate Life: A Christian Perspective edited by Michael Schut
The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good by William Easterly
Please note that Episcopal Relief & Development does not necessarily endorse or agree with all statements, perspectives and arguments offered by the authors. The readings are suggested to spark discussion about these critical issues.