Tag Archives: Poverty

Listening to the Poor, and Gaining Hope

Jessica Jackley was frustrated and depressed by Jesus’ command to help the least – and that they would be with us always. At her TED Talk, she explains what changed her perspective on the poor, finding them strong and resilient, and inspired her to start Kiva.org as microfinance. Continue reading

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Kids Count – Data on status of children

Kids Count 2010 data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation is now available. Minnesota ranks #2 in the nation – but even so, indicators on some dimensions are not healthy. Continue reading

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The bond between rich and poor (A Month of Proverbs)

Image via Wikipedia Rich and poor have a common bond: the Lord is the maker of them all. (Proverbs 22:2) Is this a pleasant platitude or a source of rich meaning? In the way people live their lives, the rich … Continue reading

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