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Christian Globalism at Home: Child Sponsorship in the United States

Hillary Kaell


Child sponsorship emerged from nineteenth-century Protestant missions to become one of today's most profitable private fundraising tools in organizations including World Vision, Compassion International, and ChildFund. Investigating two centuries of sponsorship and its related practices in American living rooms, churches, and shopping malls, this book reveals the myriad ways that Christians who don't travel outside of the United States cultivate global sensibilities. The book traces the movement of money, letters, and images, along with a wide array of sponsorship's lesser-known embodied and a ... More

Keywords: U.S. Christians, child sponsorship industry, private fundraising, globalism, World Vision, Compassion International, ChildFund

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691201467
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691201467.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hillary Kaell, author
McGill University