Blog Posts - Poverty



The Restorative Economy

One of my most interesting freelance jobs over the last couple of years has been a series of background papers for a new Tearfund campaign. I’ve been waiting to see what would come out of it at the end of the process, and last week the campaign...
by Make Wealth History on Apr 20, 2015

What do Justin Welby, Christians Against Poverty, and Provident Financial & Personal Credit all have in common?

It was announced a couple of days ago that Justin Welby has become the first patron of the Christian debt counselling agency, Christians Against Poverty (CAP). It’s been quite a year or so for the Archbishop. Whilst the Church has been doing i...
by DeanRoberts.Net on Apr 18, 2015

Are 50% of the Unemployed Using a Food Bank?

The Trussell Trust is due to publish figures next week on food bank use in 2014-15. It served over 913,000 people in 2013-14, and as not all food banks are affiliated to the TT, the total number is probably close to a million, if not past it. The new...
by Opinionated Vicar on Apr 18, 2015

The Cult of Cruelty in America

Over the past six years the number of homeless children in America has increased by an incredible 60 percent with 16 million kids now on food stamps. The U.S has one of the highest relative child poverty rates in the world, ranking us with Latvia, Li...
by That's Going Too Far! on Apr 17, 2015

How things have (not) changed

The other night I had the pleasure of dining with the former Australian Democrats leader and senator, Dr John Coulter, at the home of Paul Willis‘ (Director of the Royal Institution of Australia). It was an enlightening evening. While we discu...
by Conservation Bytes on Apr 12, 2015

It really is time for a change!

Two more telling graphics that, I hope, will make at least a few think twice before voting for a London based party in Cornwall. It really is time for a change!Austerity, sanctions, and the rise of food banks in the UK...
by The Cornish Republican on Apr 11, 2015

'Ugh, Food Stamps Are For Lazy Freeloaders!' Well, Let's Look At The Facts.

When you imagine a person on government assistance, what comes to mind? This short video shows that needing a little extra help with groceries may be more common than you think. Be sure to stick around to hear about some SNAP myths, which start at 0:...
by Harga Mania on Apr 9, 2015

The Homestretch.

Here again sharing another doc piece that's sure 2 stir the soul.....The Homestretch follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Each of these smart, ambitious teenagers - Roque, Kasey and Anthony - wil...
by Peacefully Perfected;) on Apr 9, 2015

Afterthoughts: Chicago’s 2015 Mayoral Election

In case you hadn’t heard, Rahm Emanuel remains Mayor of Chicago after defeating Jesús “Chuy” García yesterday in a run-off election 55.7 percent to 44.3 percent with 98.7% of precincts reporting. Here are some of my thoughts regarding...
by Survival And Prosperity on Apr 8, 2015

Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso's Appeal Rejected.

According to reports, [inquirer.net] Indonesia is preparing to move a Filipino death row inmate for execution after she lost her appeal in the Indonesian Supreme Court earlier this week.While Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay renewed his appe...

Greece Adopts Anti-Poverty Law despite European Union's Opposition

The government of left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras moved to provide housing allowances and emergency food aid to people in need. On Wednesday, Greece’s Parliament passed what it called a “humanitarian crisis” bill in order to help the po...
by Actualité Distincte on Mar 19, 2015

“Racist Cops” When the Black Panthers first organized in Oakland in 1966—close to 50 years ago—their Ten Point Program called for an end to (white) police brutality in black neighborhoods. “ 7. We want an immediate end to police brutality...
by Out of the Woods on Mar 13, 2015

Friday Show and Tell: So Much to Show, So Much to Tell!

I have too much to share today...I'm bubbling over! Come and see and share your own stuff, too! The post Friday Show and Tell: So Much to Show, So Much to Tell! appeared first on This Week for Dinner - Weekly Meal Plans, Dinner Ideas, Recipes and Mor...
by This Week for Dinner on Mar 13, 2015

Children in Syria Picking Bread Pieces Up Off of The Floor.

Poverty on a Global Scale must be dealt with.Children in Syria picking bread pieces up off of the floor.Saw this and was sad. Don't really know what to say. They don't get any help. Aid doesn't reach them. There are so many in this situation as well.

The Rich Are Smart; The Poor Are Dumb

It's not an easy topic to discuss, but it's one that not many people stop to think about simply because of the fact that we all live our lives in the ways that we wish to and see ourselves on this pedestal of independence. We either accept the less f...
by Alive and Absolute on Mar 8, 2015

Grass Roots Philanthropy.

I'm making a stand. I'm using the words "Phone Call On YouTube" and various differentiation's of these words. Essentially I want to see my phone call to a talkback radio station during prime time where I talk all about "WAR" I give blood lay my life...

Homeschooling Around the World: India

Learn together as a family about India’s culture, food, and animals, as well as its amazing missionaries and mission organizations from the past and present.
by Hunter Happenings on Feb 26, 2015

SERP Recruitment-2015 /(15) Project Manager & Other posts

SERP Recruitment-2015 :: Society for Elimination of rural Poverty Notification-2015 /(15) Project Manager & Other posts SERP (Society for Elimination of rural Poverty) has Issued the Official Notification of Employment Recruitment for the post of...
by free job alert on Feb 25, 2015

LOCKED UP - More Behind Bars Because of Poverty and Mental Illness

"How poverty and mental illness are putting more people behind bars" PBS NewsHour 2/16/2015ExcerptSUMMARY:  More Americans than ever before are spending time in jail despite a drop in the crime rate in the past two decades.  That's accordin...
by Mage Soapbox on Feb 23, 2015

Europe Union : Third of Eastern Europe population plunging into poverty

European diplomats published a report about the living standards in Eastern Europe. According to the report, more than a third of the population of Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Latvia and Hungary are at risk of poverty and social exclusion. In a half o...
by Actualité Distincte on Feb 20, 2015


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