Tag: poor

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    An interfaith coalition is launching a prayer and fasting campaign to protect federal funding for programs that help the poor. More

    March 28, 2011 | Comments

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    The dean of Yale Divinity School reflects on Lent, poverty, public policy debates, and the moral obligations of people of faith. More

    March 10, 2011 | Comments

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    Why are vulnerable borrowers being harmed rather than helped by microcredit companies? Misgivings are spreading about what was once seen as a powerful weapon in the battle against poverty. More

    January 28, 2011 | Comments

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    “The most broadly based access to the developing world is through religious people,” says the former president of the World Bank, “and so it is a tragedy if they are not embraced in the overall development process.” More

    January 21, 2011 | Comments

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    “People are not poor because they have weak characters,” says human services professor Bill Oswald. “They’re poor for lots of different reasons, but my experience is they’re the hardest working people I know.” More

    August 13, 2010 | Comments

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    We have a story today about a born-again preacher in Juarez, Mexico who takes care of the poorest of the poor - unwanted, drug-addicted, mentally ill street people with no place to live.

    October 24, 2008 | Comments

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    Most tourists come to Tanzania to take a photo safari through a wonderland of wildlife. There are few places on earth that can match it. On the other hand, there are an increasing number of tourists who come to Tanzania to comfort a dying old lady or hold a little orphan girl. It’s called “voluntourism.” More

    April 6, 2007 | Comments

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    Read more of Lucky Severson’s interview with the Reverend Darrell Armstrong of Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton, New Jersey. More

    November 11, 2005 | Comments

  • Read more of Lucky Severson’s interview with the Reverend Eugene Rivers in Boston, Massachusetts. More

    November 11, 2005 | Comments

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    Part three of a four-part series on faith and family: poor black families endure huge problems — high rates of divorce, single parents, and out-of-wedlock births. Why are so many poor African-American families in trouble, and what are their churches doing to help? More

    November 11, 2005 | Comments

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