(RNS) The number of people living on $1.25 or less a day has dropped in half since 1990. Now, the World Bank and religious groups want to bring that number to zero.
Articles tagged “poverty”
WASHINGTON (RNS) Robert Putnam wants to convert every reader on the sawdust trail to civic salvation. And he’s not taking no for an answer.
SELMA, Ala. (RNS) In many ways time has stood still in this community of 20,000 that was at the center of the push that culminated with the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “This is a gift for you from the pope on the occasion of his birthday,” volunteers, including nuns and members of the Swiss Guard, told the recipients during the operation.
ROME (RNS) “The hungry remain, at the street corner, and ask to be recognized as citizens, to receive a healthy diet,” the pope said.
(RNS) “There are people in our community that … are only going to sit down and listen to you talk about separation of church and state for so long,” said Kimberly Veal, a Chicago-based black atheist.
(RNS) “The prosperity gospel seems to be fundamentally opposed to the message that Francis has been spreading. But he has shown that he’s willing to meet with just about anyone,” said Michael Peppard, a professor of theology at Fordham University.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Tuesday’s daylong seminar showed how the moral implications of the debate over the role and size of government are playing out most vividly in the Catholic Church.
(RNS) Observant Christians are concerned about global extreme poverty but skeptical that it can be ended in the next 25 years.