In another episode in the "Helpers" series, Danny is joined by Dr. Elizabeth Mansley, Criminology professor at Mount Aloysius College. Dr. Mansley discusses her work in local prisons, including hosting book clubs, and "Inside/Out" classes. Learn about some of the problems with the American penal system, and how bringing a touch of humanity addresses some of those problems. What can the humanities offer someone who is incarcerated? How does having college classes inside prison change the perspectives and lives of traditional undergraduates? How can someone get involved with serving the prisoners in their own area? All this and much more.
As a part of our ongoing series, "The Helpers," Danny sits down for a brief chat with some Mount Aloysius College students from Saudi Arabia about some of their charitable efforts in Central Pennsylvania. MAC's Saudi student club has undertaken a very moving and inspirational effort to assist those in need around Christmas here in America. What motivates these Muslim students to reach out to their Christian neighbors? Listen and learn about these wonderful people.
An article about the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, as mentioned in the show.
In the first episode of Sectarian Review’s series “The Helpers,” Danny welcomes Christa Lee-Chuvala and Elizabeth Grady-Harper to talk about Lazarus at the Gate, a small-group study curriculum designed to encourage giving. Unlike some financial programs popular in American churches, Lazarus emphasizes generosity from the beginning of financial planning, not as just a long-term goal. How has consumerism corrupted our vision of finance? How can the friendship of small-group study help us be more generous?