Liz Theoharis

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis is co-director of the Kairos Center and the coordinator of the Poverty Initiative. She is the national co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival and the author of Always with Us?: What Jesus Really Said About the Poor.

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Fifty Years After the Poor People’s Campaign, Another Call for Moral Revival

by Liz Theoharis 07-31-2017

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Just like poverty stunted the lives of the people of Jesus’ day, poverty hampers, circumscribes the lives of millions of God’s children in our day. 1 in 2 people living in the United States are poor or low-income; 43 percent of US children live in families that struggle to feed, clothe, and house them. There are 28 million people without health care, 65 million workers who get paid too little to sustain themselves and their families, and a record 14 million (1 in 9) U.S. homes are vacant. 3.5 million people experience homelessness each year and 39 percent of them are children.