BC Bookmarks

Doing good

In America magazine, BC Professor of Theology Stephen Pope reviews the book Doing Good . . . Says Who?: Stories from Volunteers, Nonprofits, Donors, and Those They Want to Help by Connie Newton and Fran Early which uses the authors’ extensive experience of immersion and service to create a roadmap for “doing good” effectively. Through narratives, the authors highlight five guiding principles: Respect people and value their agency, build trust through relationships, do “with” rather than “for,” ensure feedback and accountability and evaluate every step of the way. Pope praises the book, writing that it is “packed with valuable insights for anyone engaged in service. It is a must-read for students or adults seeking to ‘do good’ either locally or overseas…especially valuable for service learning courses in high schools and colleges, parish and campus ministry retreats.”| Book review