Tag: poverty

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    With debt, deficits, and budgets dominating our politics, more questions are being raised about underlying moral issues. “This should be an argument about outcomes,” says former Bush White House speech writer Michael Gerson, “what is best for the justice and decency of a society.” More

    July 1, 2011 | Comments

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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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    “Part of what calls people to public service, part of what calls people to be engaged in helping others both here and around the world is their faith.” More

    March 10, 2011 | Comments

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    “There’s a lot of compatibility between the notion of Islamic finance and microfinance,” says Roshaneh Zafar, who established a nonprofit organization that has made small business loans to hundreds of thousands of women. More

    February 4, 2011 | Comments

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    In his State of the Union address to the 112th Congress, President Obama spoke of America’s “common creed” and “moral example.” More

    January 28, 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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    What did people of faith think about President Obama’s State of the Union address? Watch our panel of religion analysts assess the speech. More

    January 27, 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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    “Patients require that one-on-one encounter, the Samaritan function of being a physician,” says writer and Stanford Medical School professor Abraham Verghese. “I’m convinced that when the physician examines the patient, this is an incredibly important ritual.” More

    November 24, 2010 | Comments

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