Tag: poverty

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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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    The painful awareness that those on the margin, for whom Hebrew and Christian scriptures declare God’s special affinity, could only peek through the cracks of the State of the Union address says something more about us than it does the president or the address itself. More

    January 28, 2010 | Comments

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    “I think King would make a case for the principles and practices of nonviolence even in settling disputes between nations,” says Cheryl Sanders, professor of Christian ethics at Howard University School of Divinity and senior pastor at Third Street Church of God in Washington, DC. More

    January 15, 2010 | Comments

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    Watch excerpts from Bread for the World’s November 23 press conference in Washington, DC on creating jobs that will fight poverty and climate change.

    November 25, 2009 | Comments

  • communities-prison-featured-img

    In inner cities across the United States, high numbers of African-American men are caught up in the criminal justice system. It’s costly to keep them in prison, and it’s also costly to the communities they leave behind. More

    May 22, 2009 | Comments

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    "We're feeding people now who are employed full time and can't make ends meet … There's been an outpouring of generosity from people saying I want to make sure my neighbors don't starve."

    March 27, 2009 | Comments

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    "Our job is to take an illiterate woman and make her into an engineer in six months," says social activist Bunker Roy, founder of the Barefoot College. Students come from villages across India and a dozen other countries.

    March 13, 2009 | Comments

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