Tag: poverty

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    “We don’t want a religious state,” says Muslim Brotherhood member of parliament Ossama Yassin. “We want a modern, civil, democratic state belonging to the people.” More

    February 10, 2012 | Comments

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    “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

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    “When we say grace we are grateful for the food on our plates. But where did that food travel? Who picked it? How did it get to us? As people of faith we are called to think about that.” More

    February 3, 2012 | Comments

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    “I feel the young people and children, adolescents, all of them, they all need an opportunity…they need a good education,” says Sister Judith Lupo, head of a Catholic social services agency called Bom Parto. More

    November 4, 2011 | Comments

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    A new survey finds that Catholics in the US are making up their own minds about social and moral concerns. As one of the authors of the survey, William D’Antonio, said, American Catholics like being Catholic but they like to do it on their own terms. More

    October 28, 2011 | Comments

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    “There is acute embarrassment that the second-fastest growing economy in the world has almost half of its children malnourished,” says Biraj Patnaik. More

    September 16, 2011 | Comments

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    “Church groups, mosque-related groups, synagogue-related groups—it’s not necessarily their mission to go and promote water security, but if it’s their mission to help their neighbors, which it always is, then we’re going to have to think hard about how we’re going to work together,” says one of the founders of Partners in Health. More

    September 16, 2011 | Comments

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    Religious leaders of this largely Christian country will play a key role in successfully managing its wealth and fostering its adherence to democratic values. More

    August 26, 2011 | Comments

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    “We’ve been Muslims for 1400 years,” says Abdul Sattar Edhi, a one-man charity in Karachi who runs an ambulance service and with his wife, Bilquis Edhi, oversees orphanages, schools, nurseries, and shelters for thousands of women and children. “Why don’t we become human beings? God doesn’t just love Muslims. He loves human beings.” More

    August 19, 2011 | Comments

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    “It’s a matter of sharing the burdens of a free society and a good society. That’s, morally speaking, what taxes are about,” according to political philosopher and Harvard government professor Michael Sandel. More

    August 5, 2011 | Comments

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