Comments about ‘Faith-based service impacts future of volunteers’

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Published: Sunday, Nov. 17 2013 5:00 a.m. MST

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Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Faith based service always seems to me to be less interested in true Altruism and more in the benefits to the provider than service provided by a secular organisation. In other words, faith based service is not only about 'how can I help' but also a certain amount of 'I felt compelled (or pressured) to be here', and 'this will get me brownie points with god' and 'in the midst of tragedy, a great opportunity to sell our message'. Service is a wonderful thing. But it is not exclusive to, nor a validation of, faith.

Hamath
Omaha, NE

Of course since people do "faith based" service for the wrong reasons at times, they sometimes learn... as this article showed... the right reasons for doing service. Isn't it great that faiths allow their selfish and human members to serve and give them opportunities to learn to want to do it for the right reason?

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