Tag: inner city

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    According to Father Michael Doyle, crime and poverty in Camden, New Jersey are worse today than when he first arrived there 39 years ago. But through his church’s ministry of feeding, housing, and educating the poor, Father Doyle sees hope for what the FBI considers the most dangerous city in America. “We’re working against the odds, but I think God is on our side,” he says. More

    November 26, 2014 | Comments

  • feat-camden-priest-2-800

    According to Father Michael Doyle, crime and poverty in Camden, New Jersey are worse today than when he first arrived there 39 years ago. But through his church’s ministry of feeding, housing, and educating the poor, Father Doyle sees hope for what the FBI considers the most dangerous city in America. “We’re working against the odds, but I think God is on our side,” he says. More

    January 17, 2014 | Comments

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    “The demise of Catholic schools has pained me for years,” says Karen Carbone. But now her family is part of the effort to turn a parish school around and offer what expensive independent schools do at a much lower price. More

    January 4, 2013 | Comments

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    “I find that starting the day with a little bit of quiet time changes the whole complexion of the rest of the day. It’s almost like warming up before you go into an athletic event. But the key is that you can do it anywhere,” says Congressman Tim Ryan, author of A Mindful Nation. More

    July 20, 2012 | Comments

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    “These schools are the jewels of their neighborhood, and we need to save them,” says Susan Work, president of Holy Family Ministries in Chicago. More

    March 2, 2012 | Comments

  • thumb01-educationjustice

    “Our Christian faith,” says David Montague, director of the Memphis Teacher Residency program, “informs our belief that every child can learn.” More

    February 10, 2012 | Comments

  • thumb02-jesuitacademy

    “We do this not to create Catholics, but because we are Catholic. It’s the social justice teachings of the church that drive us,” says WJA director of counseling services Ann Clark. The tuition-free middle school explicitly addresses the spiritual and moral development of its students. More

    November 12, 2010 | Comments

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    In South Philadelphia, a funeral director who has buried many young gunshot victims tries to teach neighborhood teenagers the toll of death. More

    January 8, 2010 | Comments

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    Hundreds of young people from Southeast Washington, DC have participated in the faith-based programs at this former crack house. More

    December 18, 2009 | Comments

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    "We must return to the values that made the black church a true success," says Rev. Mark Whitlock, director of community initiatives at USC's Center for Religion and Civic Culture, where a mentoring program trains African-American clergy in community organizing, economic development, and church leadership strategies.

    August 21, 2009 | Comments

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