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Poverty

While many people migrate to the U.S. to flee gang violence, many others from indigenous communities in Mexico are fleeing poverty, a crushing and systemic problem rooted in decades of injustice and exploitation. […] Read More

Governments spent $1.7 trillion on military expenses in 2018. Compare that to the $8.6 billion spent on global hunger programs. How can followers of Christ advocate for disarmament and feeding the hungry? […] Read More

Baptists and Catholics aren’t always known for working together, but they united in a rural Kentucky church with a single-minded goal: Save the planet. And they learned one easy step you can take to slow down climate change. […] Read More

Even though social safety nets have been shown to reduce poverty and inequality, only 35 percent of the world’s children have such protections available to them, a new report says. […] Read More

One might expect that religions adequately address or provide ameliorative strategies to reduce or eliminate poverty, but that’s not always the case. Here’s an overview of how several great religions view poverty. […] Read More

U.S. households eligible to receive SNAP benefits will receive their February disbursement ahead of schedule in late January. However, low-income families will need to submit new applications sooner too. […] Read More

Children who participate in the Head Start program are more likely to attend college and less likely to experience poverty in adulthood, a report said. […] Read More

With 40 million in the U.S. alone living in poverty, people who profess to be followers of Jesus – and all people of goodwill – must seek to live in solidarity with the poor. Easy to talk about; harder to do. […] Read More

Extreme poverty around the globe decreased from 35.9 percent in 1990 to 10 percent in 2015, except Sub-Saharan Africa, where poverty was about 41 percent. […] Read More

Despite claims that federal anti-poverty programs have failed, social safety nets have been effective in reducing U.S. poverty over the past 50 years, a new report says. […] Read More