Tag: poverty

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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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    “Most of the countries that did get a lot of aid are not success stories,” says New York University economics professor William Easterly. More

    February 19, 2010 | Comments

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    “The most successful poverty reduction program in the world right now is letting people cross the US border…and that’s a very basic way we could help a lot of Haitians right now is just let in more legal Haitian immigrants to escape poverty.” More

    February 19, 2010 | Comments

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    “We need a stronger development agency, some voice in the US government, a strong voice that can speak up for poverty reduction, global development, and carry that out in an effective way. We don’t have that right now.” More

    February 19, 2010 | Comments

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    Watch more of Bob Abernethy's conversation with Rabbi Jack Moline about the theological questions raised by natural disasters such as the Haiti earthquake.

    January 29, 2010 | Comments

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