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Inequality

Half of the world’s children – 175 million – between 3 and 6 years old are not enrolled in pre-primary education programs, UNICEF said, putting them at a disadvantage that will follow many of them throughout their lives. […] Read More

Nearly 20 years. That’s the difference in life expectancy between richer and poorer economies, a World Health Organization report found. And in low-income economies, one out of every 41 women dies from maternal causes. […] Read More

Trained as a Baptist minister, Walter Rauschenbusch, consumed with a passion for social justice, thought America had made great economic strides forward but was still far behind in its moral responsibility. What would he say today? […] Read More

Wealth is a given in society, so how should you use it? You can protect your privileged status and accumulate more wealth for yourself. Or you can leverage it to serve the urgent needs of our common life. […] Read More

The tax policies of state and local governments can move the U.S. toward racial equality, undoing the racial wealth gap that has hindered generations of people of color from improving their economic status, a report says. […] Read More

While many Christians have a heart for the poor and are happy to give money to projects or to volunteer, not many are prepared to live among them. Here are 2 reasons why it’s imperative. […] Read More

Poverty and homelessness are choices. Before you close your browser window, upset that I am blaming impoverished and unhoused persons for poor choices that led to their predicament, hear me out. Poverty and homelessness are choices society makes, that you and I make, each and every day. By convincing ourselves that we, the “haves,” are […] Read More

A majority of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants are employed while receiving assistance but in positions with unstable hours resulting in income volatility, according a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) report released on March 13. The CBPP – a nonpartisan research and policy institute focused on poverty and inequality – reviewed U.S. […] Read More

The wealthiest 1 percent of the global population secured 82 percent of the global wealth created in 2017, according to an Oxfam International report published on Jan. 21, while 3.7 billion adults saw no wealth increase. Oxfam is a nonprofit organization that works in more than 90 nations “to tackle the root causes of poverty […] Read More

Jesus tells us that in the end we will be judged on how we dealt with the poor in our lives, but there are already dangers now, in this life, in not reaching out to the poor. Here’s how Bryan Stevenson, in his book, “Just Mercy,” teases out that danger: “I’ve come to believe that […] Read More