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Brian Fikkert—When Helping Hurts

We know Jesus wants us to help people who are suffering in poverty. But the reality often feels complex and overwhelming.

Dr. Brian Fikkert and the organization he founded, The Chalmers Center, provide a redemptive framework and equip churches and Christian non-profit organizations to think about and respond to people living in poverty. His book, When Helping Hurts, outlines effective principles for how to help low-income people, moving beyond good intentions to lasting change.

Get equipped to help foster real change in San Diego!

Please join us to hear Dr. Fikkert teach us about the root causes of poverty and the proven methods that actually help people move forward. After the presentation, Hope for San Diego’s affiliates will be available to help you connect to healthy and effective service opportunities right here in San Diego.


Here is a recording in case you missed the evening!

Tuesday, September 27 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

About the Event

Dr. Brian Fikkert





Dr. Brian Fikkert is a Professor of Economics and Community Development and the Founder and President of the Chalmers Center for Economic Development at Covenant College. He is coauthor of the best-selling book When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself. Dr. Fikkert earned a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University, specializing in international economics and economic development. He is the author of numerous articles in both academic and popular journals. Prior to coming to Covenant College, he was a professor at the University of Maryland—College Park and a research fellow at the Center for Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector.