13 episodes

Effective Compassion is an investigation into American poverty-fighting. WORLD editor in chief Marvin Olasky joins journalist Anna Johansen to report on what's really working in the fight against poverty and how thinking biblically aids in the restoration of human dignity. Hosted by WORLD features editor Paul Butler, this seasonal program is made for people who want to elicit real change because they know true hope. Season 2 releases in fall 2020.

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Effective Compassion is an investigation into American poverty-fighting. WORLD editor in chief Marvin Olasky joins journalist Anna Johansen to report on what's really working in the fight against poverty and how thinking biblically aids in the restoration of human dignity. Hosted by WORLD features editor Paul Butler, this seasonal program is made for people who want to elicit real change because they know true hope. Season 2 releases in fall 2020.

    Episode 12: Watered Gardens

    Episode 12: Watered Gardens

    Anna Johansen and Charissa Koh visit the winner of WORLD’s 2019 Hope Award. Watered Gardens is one ministry working to help the homeless of Missouri get back on their feet and find true hope for the future.
    If you have comments or questions, please email us at effectivecompassionpodcast@wng.org (mailto:effectivecompassionpodcast@wng.org)

    Episode 11: Epilogue

    Episode 11: Epilogue

    Housing First. Community First. Jesus First. Every organization has a different standard of success that shapes the way they combat homelessness. In this epilogue, Marvin Olasky takes a deeper look at the ministries we’ve visited so far, and offers insight on what works and what doesn’t.

    Episode 10: Community First Village

    Episode 10: Community First Village

    Just outside Austin city limits, hundreds of tiny homes and RV sites are scattered over 51-acres. The Community First Village is home to many formerly chronic homeless men and women. On the surface, it may look like just another housing initiative, but here, relationships transform simple houses into something much more significant. Anna Johansen and Charissa Koh visit with Alan Graham, the village founder.

    Episode 9: Housing First

    Episode 9: Housing First

    Downtown Austin. Anna Johansen, Charissa Koh, and Marvin Olasky visit two agencies fighting homelessness on the front lines. One agency focuses on short-term emergency shelter; the other on long-term housing. Both organizations are working to get people off the street. But should that be the primary standard of success?
    Effective Compassion is a production of WORLD. Learn more at wng.org (http://wng.org/).

    Episode 8: Sunrise

    Episode 8: Sunrise

    In the midst of political wrangling, thousands of small non-profits keep working to fight poverty and homelessness across the country. But what does that look like at ground level? Anna Johansen takes a closer look at the homeless communities of south Austin and talks with pastor Mark Hilbelink about how Sunrise Community Church became a sought after social service agency.
     
    Effective Compassion is a production of WORLD. Learn more at wng.org.
     

    Episode 7: Compassionate Conservatism

    Episode 7: Compassionate Conservatism

    In 1999, George W. Bush launched his presidential campaign as a Compassionate Conservative. Many of the policies he advocated came straight out of the playbook of 19th century poverty fighters. Soon, compassion tactics from 200 years ago were shaping national politics... and drawing criticism from all sides. This episode is about 19th century compassion versus D.C. politics.
     
    Effective Compassion is a production of WORLD. Learn more at wng.org.
     

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
168 Ratings

168 Ratings

425CCN ,

So worthwhile!

These podcasts are riveting and thought-provoking as we all struggle to serve others in an effective way. It is so helpful to understand what works and what doesn’t work from those who have devoted themselves to this cause.

Camelot199 ,

Great podcast!

I highly recommend this podcast. It highlights what does and doesn’t work in the area of helping homeless people, and it’s definitely worth listening to. Keep up the Good Work, Team!

Lizzie Kiesle ,

Fabulous

I love this podcast and have recommended it to several friends. Such a wonderful review of current poverty fighting and history and how they relate! Thank you for all your work and I look forward to the next season!

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