Tag: poverty

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    “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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    The gospel of Jesus Christ is not a prosperity gospel, according to megachurch leader David Platt. It is “a homeless and wounded gospel” about “adversity, persecution, struggles, poverty, and helping one another out.” More

    October 15, 2010 | Comments

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    Physical healing and spiritual care go hand in hand at a no-frills health care clinic in Tutwiler, Mississippi.
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    September 24, 2010 | Comments

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    If you are a patient who is poor, says this doctor-nun, “sometimes in this society your are taught not to care about yourself…You are denigrated and told you are not an important person.” More

    September 24, 2010 | 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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    “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

    July 16, 2010 | Comments

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    “Hoping against hope even when things are really rough—that’s what carried us during our days of our struggle, knowing that this is a moral universe.” More

    July 2, 2010 | Comments

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    A former president’s effort to rid the world of a painful parasitic disease has been praised as an effective model for how to tackle entrenched poverty and other global problems. More

    April 16, 2010 | Comments

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    President Obama’s advisory panel of prominent religious and community leaders released its final report with more than 60 policy recommendations on issues including poverty, climate change, and interfaith cooperation. More

    March 10, 2010 | Comments

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    Watch more of our conversation with World Vision president Rich Stearns on dual catastrophes in Chile and Haiti, the military’s role in humanitarian relief, and the Obama White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. More

    March 5, 2010 | Comments

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