Do you think Christian subscribe to the voluntary principle?
For Shaftesbury, the appropriate response to poverty was achieved primarily though the adoption of the voluntary principle: Christians working together in voluntary societies. This was at the heart of his vision for both economy and society. He was driven by a sense of a deep calling from God, though he also suffered from introspection that bordered on the depressive. –For the Least of These: A Biblical Answer to Poverty
Can Christians work together in voluntary societies? Can they work together across denominations? Will they go to their neighbors or to the street to serve?