Beyond Witnessing

A New Way of Humanising the World

by Peter Chidi Okuma (Author)
©2013 Monographs 89 Pages


The Poor and poverty-related issues and questions are in vogue. Humanitarianism is in. Yet so many mouths are hungry and poor – even «more hunger» than never. What is responsible? Aren’t there enough theories to end poverty like that of Jeffery Sachs: The End of Poverty. How we can make it happen in our Lifetime? Or those of Dambisa Moyo and others? Are resources not really enough and those directly concerned not doing enough in «doling out» help? Are we not donating enough? This author has x-rayed the theories of poverty and world poverty in particular through the purview of Jeffery Sachs. The author discovered that we need to go beyond witnessing today in order to really make true and lasting impact on the lives of humans. As he suggests through a combination of what he calls the «Christian Metannarrative hermeneutics» and the Mother Teresa of Calcutta model: «We are called to live the love of God, not to feel the love of God. We live this love through prayer and action. Our work is the fruit of our prayer, so that if our work is not going well, we must examine our prayer life. If we neglect our work or are harsh, proud, moody, and angry, then we should examine our prayer life. We will see that something has gone wrong there.»


ISBN (Hardcover)
Publication date
2013 (September)
Economics Ehtics Spirituality International Business Sachs, Jeffery Mother Teresa model World Poverty
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. 89 pp.

Biographical notes

Peter Chidi Okuma (Author)

Peter Chidi Okuma is a priest of the diocese of Orlu (Nigeria). He holds a Diploma with Distinction in Freelance and Feature Writing in Journalism from The London School of Journalism (UK). He also holds three Masters degrees in Religious Studies, Education/Psychology, and Theology from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) where he obtained a certified doctoral training in Theology in 2005. He proceeded to obtain a doctorate in Theology at the LMU Munich (Germany) and a second doctorate in Social Science at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He has authored many national and international books and articles.


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