Podium: 'Altruism and Imagination Are Critical If Charity Is to Flourish' ; from a Lecture by the Principal of Westminster College, Cambridge, Given at Gresham College in the City of London
Orchard, Stephen, The Independent (London, England)
Consider how many of society's needs are now addressed from general taxation and the professional disciplines involved. Whatever the shortcomings of earlier philanthropy, the sheer scope and ambition of the services provided in early 19th-century London must attract our admiration.
James Sherman's Surrey Chapel offered a range of philanthropic activities including: the Benevolent Society for the Relief of the Sick Poor; the Auxiliary to the London Missionary Society; 10 Sunday schools and two ragged schools, in which 3,590 children were taught by 380 teachers; the Dorcas Society, for assisting poor mothers during their confinements; the Bible Association, for distributing scriptures; the Surrey Chapel Almshouses for 23 poor women; the School of Industry for girls; the Female Clothing Society; the Christian Instruction Association; the Maternal Association; the Young Men's Association; the Auxiliary to the London City Mission; the Christian Mutual Provident Society; the mission hall in the Waterloo Road; and a class for educating Jewish …
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Publication information: Article title: Podium: 'Altruism and Imagination Are Critical If Charity Is to Flourish' ; from a Lecture by the Principal of Westminster College, Cambridge, Given at Gresham College in the City of London. Contributors: Orchard, Stephen - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: May 5, 2005. Page number: 34. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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