The great joy of charity is that everyone doing charitable work or giving money to the pursuit of charitable aims does so voluntarily. They do it because they want to; because they want to make the world a better place in some way or other. This feels like the very essence of a morally good act: selfless, often to improve the lot of others, and certainly not primarily for personal gain.
And yet, in this speech, Dan Corry asks ‘Is giving and doing enough to make charity moral?’ He focuses on five aspects of the issue of morality in our mission-driven sector, touching on: impact; cause; alleviation versus prevention; public services and equity; and plurality.
- Find out more about the seminar here: The peculiar institution of charity: The morality of charitable giving and receiving.
- Check out the press release and story on Civil Society.
- Catch up on the discussions via this Storify summary by Roxanne Persaud.