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Cos Movement In 1870

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Based on the studies this week, the Charity Organization Societies (COS) movement in 1870 is one of the most valuable historical events in the history of the human services profession because it embraced Christian stewardship as a duty for followers of Christ. “For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, you shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land” (Duet 15:11, ESV). Not only did Reverend S. Humphrey’s movement acknowledge that, as Christians, we are responsible for helping the less fortunate, but also that there should be an organized system in place in order for it to be effective and un-wasteful. (Martin, 2014, pg. 26). As unpopular as the ideology that there
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