The lexicon of charity is complex but through altruism to eleemosynary and philanthropy to dole runs a common thread; a love of humanity. Charity is a practical response to suffering and want which takes place within a social and a political context. The following articles offer different perspectives on aspects of charitable giving and, courtesy of Charles Dickens, the taking.
‘Muslim Charitable Giving’, Muhammad Bari
‘The Begging –Letter Writer’, Charles Dickens