What I’ve been reading by Peter Rowan , OMF UK National Director:
What is the basis of Christian social responsibility? This brief collection of essays explores the ways love and hope are each used to sustain Christian social action.
The title of the book tells you in which of these Stephen Williams thinks social action is best grounded. I’ve appreciated the way Williams addresses the relationship between evangelism and social action.
‘If discipleship is a goal of evangelism and neighbour-love is crucial in discipleship and social action is taken to be a form of neighbour-love, then evangelism and social action cannot be rivals at heart.’
There’s a connection here with the overarching framework of the Cape Town Commitment - that of love.