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Following World War II, the GI Bill helped many veterans go to school, secure a well-paying job and buy a home. Those benefits, however, only extended to white Americans and excluded many African Americans. […] Read More

Jesus was crystal-clear about his concern for the poor, marginalized and the powerless. How do we as Jesus followers actually make a difference among our poor neighbors? A two-pronged approach is essential. […] Read More

Around 34 million adults in the US know someone who has died in the past five years as a result of not having funds to pay for treatment, representing 13.4% of the adult population, a Gallup poll found. […] Read More

Even though reminders of poverty and the poor surround us, most Christians in North America don’t support a sustained response to poverty in an attempt to end it in our lifetimes. The will is not there. […] Read More

Bad things happen to good people. What you do about it forges your character. Turn each traumatic childhood experience into a precious gem to keep in the ‘jewel box of your mind’ to help bring closure to each horrifying memory. […] Read More

In society and church, our desire to measure and value everything in monetary terms always takes us down the path of dehumanization and idolatry. As people of a gracious God, do we know the most important things in life are free? […] Read More

Citing the Psalms in his address for the World Day of the Poor 2019, Pope Francis said the inequalities and social imbalances described in the Bible are largely unchanged today, ‘as if history has taught us nothing.’ […] Read More

As you observe Veterans Day, originally called Armistice (or Remembrance) Day, marking the cessation of World War I hostilities on the 11th month of the 11th day of the 11th hour in 1918, keep these 4 reflections in mind. […] Read More

From improving economic opportunities for all to treating and preventing the spread of deadly diseases, government and nongovernmental organizations, including faith-based groups, often work together for the common good. […] Read More

Acrimony plagues our society. Yet civility will re-emerge when we do all that is within our might not just to post opinions online but to get out alongside someone else and do all we can to make life better for everyone. […] Read More