Tag: poverty

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    Religious leaders in North Carolina are being arrested in growing numbers to protest new laws they say adversely affect the poor, the aging, and children. “There is great biblical precedent for people being arrested,” says Rev. Richard Edens. “It’s a great heritage to be a part of.” More

    August 23, 2013 | Comments

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    “I am convinced that the kids from the most challenging circumstances are also the grittiest, the most determined. and have the biggest capacity for compassion,” says buildOn’s founder Jim Ziolkowski. More

    August 16, 2013 | Comments

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    Latin American liberation theologians, according to Rev Thomas Reese, SJ, say the pope may not use the words liberation theology, ”but he certainly talks the talk: his concern for the poor, his desire to empower the poor to take responsibility and to be part of the community—this is very important for him. He doesn’t use the word liberation theology, but his message is very close to it.” More

    July 26, 2013 | Comments

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    “Do I believe there’s a problem with some sectors of the community that are vulnerable and susceptible to violence? Absolutely. I wouldn’t deny that…The largest antidote, cure if you will, to any concern about radicalization and violence associated with it is meaningful, critical engagement.” More

    July 3, 2013 | Comments

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    Watch more of our conversation with author Michelle Alexander about crime, the war on drugs, and the disproportionately high number of African-Americans in prison. More

    June 7, 2013 | Comments

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    “Every time we talk about a cut you’re talking about many people who don’t have an expensive lobby in Washington, DC. It’s an economic justice issue, a social justice issue,” says Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rollins Blake. City governments and programs that help the poor will bear the brunt of the federal budget cuts imposed by sequestration. More

    May 17, 2013 | Comments

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    When former Microsoft executive John Wood discovered the world’s need for books, he was trekking in Nepal and recalling what he had read in the Dalai Lama’s book “The Art of Happiness” about the importance of giving something to someone in need. More

    May 3, 2013 | Comments

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    If the environment is just one more important issue, “it won’t gain the traction that it needs. We need to redefine creation care as the underlying mitzvah or commandment or good deed.” More

    April 19, 2013 | Comments

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    “The common good is found in all our faith traditions—Catholic, black churches. I found it back to John Chrysostom in the fourth century. And the moral foundation of it is to love your neighbor as yourself.” More

    April 5, 2013 | Comments

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    “St. Francis considers himself to be a brother to everyone,” say Father Larry Dunham of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America. “He had his own special vision.” More

    March 22, 2013 | Comments

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