Poverty

Jim Wallis 9-25-2008
This week, with the news of the U.S. financial crisis dominating the headlines, the United Nations General Assembly opened its annual meeting.
Mary Nelson 9-23-2008

The Wall Street debacle reminds me of the fall of Babylon

Seth Naicker 9-22-2008

I have had the opportunity to consider and write about the economic disparities and realities in South Africa. In seeking to connect South Africa with the global discussion concerning struggling economies, here are some thoughts and reflections.

Alan Clapsaddle 9-18-2008
I dropped by the office at Discovery Church on Orange Avenue in Orlando yesterday to deliver some posters and flyers for the Poverty Sunday premiere of the film http://www.ordinaryradicals

Yesterday afternoon, after devastating the Texas coast, the remnants of Hurricane Ike tore through Granville and the rest of Ohio, uprooting centuries old trees and downing power lines with hurricane force winds. More than one million Ohioans lost power, and some of us may be waiting for up to a week for power to be restored. In central Ohio where I live, 455,000 remain without power at this time. The schools here are closed, and many of us are without water due to well and septic systems [...]

Jim Wallis 9-15-2008

The presidential tickets in this election on both sides of the aisle have lots of "personality;" some of the candidates have even been referred to as "rock stars." John McCain's campaign manager Rick Davis has said that "this election is not about issues, this election is about a composite view of what people take away from these candidates." That has been widely interpreted as a prediction that the election will be about personalities more than about issues. That would be a tragedy. [...]

Troy Jackson 9-11-2008

Vote Out PovertyTwo of the mantras that my evangelicalism has taught me over the years are these:

1. Be True to Scripture
2. Avoid Politics

The heart for God's Word is not all that surprising, given the "Sola [...]

Bart Campolo 9-09-2008

The other day Marty invited some neighborhood kids over to help with a mailing she brought home from work. Before they got started, she sent 12-year-old Heather across the street to fetch 13-year-old Jasmine, who has been part of our fellowship from the very beginning. Heather returned a few minutes later, alone and puzzled.

"They were in there, but they wouldn't open the door" she told Marty. "Jasmine's mother said you need to call her."

You [...]

Sharaya Tindal 9-08-2008

[see all posts in this conversation on New Monastics and race.]

The very first mark of the New Monastic movement is to relocate to the abandoned places of the empire. However, after quick research, most of the social justice-geared intentional communities I found were either [...]

Mary Nelson 9-04-2008

The heated abortion debate has up to this time been focused on legal measures. A new study commissioned by Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good concludes that government social spending and economic conditions do more to reduce abortions than legal strategies such as parental consent laws.

Joseph Wright (Penn State University) and Michael Bailey's (Georgetown University) examined the dramatic drop in [...]

From election rhetoric to real change.
Jim Wallis 9-01-2008
A solution to poverty will take both liberals and conservatives and those who are neither.
Jim Wallis 9-01-2008

Mike Huckabee talks about children, poverty, and the role of government.

Jim Wallis 9-01-2008

John Edwards explains why poverty is an issue we can do something about.

Chuck Collins 9-01-2008

Why concentrated wealth and the growing gap between the rich and the rest of us are not only bad for our economy but threaten democracy itself.

Five myths that stand in the way to overcoming poverty.

Tom Allio 8-29-2008

Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones was a Cleveland original. Stephanie never cared about “style points.” She only cared about passing public policy that served the common good. No one matched her passion, energy, or voice for the poor and vulnerable. Everyone wanted her on their side. She was ever present in her 11th Congressional District and was tireless in her advocacy for victims of predatory lending, the uninsured, the unemployed, and children. The news [...]

Bart Campolo 8-15-2008

I've been on lots of roads trips, but none of them compare to The Walnut Hills Fellowship's weekend journey to Chicago. Start to finish, it was a thing of rare beauty. We had been talking about it for months, of course, but I think most of our neighborhood friends still didn't really believe it was going to happen. After all, people around here are always talking about things they don't really intend to do. [...]

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