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Poverty

Payday and title loan companies prey upon those who are vulnerable and need money right away, often charging them exorbitant interest rates plus fees. Here are 5 ways your church can deal with these predatory lending practices. […] Read More

In spite of the promises of politicians and efforts of aid workers, the poor have no illusions about how deeply imbedded injustice is within the social and political systems of society. For many of them, God is their strength to cope. […] Read More

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

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

One in three children under the age of 5 suffers from some form of malnutrition. One in two children faces “hidden hunger” in the form of vitamin or mineral deficiency. And one in five is overweight or obese. These were three key findings in The State of the World’s Children, a report published Oct. 15 […] Read More

Only 4% of white children lived in areas of concentrated poverty, a striking disparity compared to 19% of Latino children and 28% of both African American and American Indian children, a new report revealed. […] Read More

The world is not on track to meet most of the targets of the UN’s sustainable development goals by 2030. And in four areas, the world is trending toward ‘negative tipping points’ that could lead to irreversible changes. […] Read More

Some have suggested that a cause of climate change is the poor having large families. In reality, however, climate change is becoming a major factor in perpetuating poverty in nations as much as in families. […] Read More