Holy Humanitarians

Thursday, January 24, 2019
Heather D. Curtis

History Matters presents: 

Author Heather D. Curtis 

to discuss her new book Holy Humanitarians

On January 24, 2019, at 4 p.m., the Library will host Heather Curtis as we discuss her new book, Holy Humanitarians: American Evangelicals and Global Aid. This book tells the little-known but important story of American evangelicals, the media, and their response to human suffering. Holy Humanitarians shows how, a century ago, evangelical Protestants took on the troubles of the world, building a network of what we now call faith-based international aid agencies, an effort that rivaled the achievements of secular groups like the American Red Cross. But like so much international aid, the results were far from simple or straight-forward. Curtis's book provides a thoughtful, nuanced look at the origins of today's debates about the politics of poverty and international aid. We can't wait to explore it with this knowledgeable historian. Please join us!

The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.

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