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Short-term missions in Time magazine

Interesting article in Time suggests that the short-term missions movement goes far beyond the Christian realm.  A tide of overseas volunteerism is rolling in.  The article asks such questions as, “Is it motivated by guilt?”  Check out this website for more on  trends in v…
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes

Interesting article in Time suggests that the short-term missions movement goes far beyond the Christian realm.  A tide of overseas volunteerism is rolling in.  The article asks such questions as, “Is it motivated by guilt?” 

Check out this website for more on  trends in volunteer tourism.

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  • While in Granada, Nicaragua this past week, we met person after person who was there for altruism and volunteering. People from Liberia, America, Croatia, and other countries.

    I believe some guilt comes into play when people get into third world countries, but adventure and altruism, along with boredom at home drive a fair amount of volunteer tourism.

    Interestingly, some of the volunteer tourists seem to be participating in pedo-tourism as well there. So in this case, what is the driving factor? What a dichotomy.

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