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Inequality

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

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

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

Ethnicity, gender, nationality and frameworks of opportunity influence whether a person bears the burden of need or enjoys the benefits of privilege. How do we bridge the gap to achieve a community focused on a common good? […] Read More

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