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Articles for poverty

What Do “We” Share With Homeless People?

Mental illness is a major problem for the entire US population – not just the homeless population. The difference is the problems are aggravaated by homelessness.

Vincentian Prayer Images: St. Vincent of the Alleys

Where and how do we today walk the back alleys of our world?

The Grasshopper Theory of Poverty and Change

A simple story that describes what it is like to be poor.

Jesus the Rude Guest

Popes Benedict and Francis call us to imitate God who reached out to us an invited all of us to sit at the table.

Writing and speaking about poverty

Writing and speaking about poverty

Two posts concerning writing and speaking about poverty caught my eye. So much depends upon where you stand. The first piece by well-known author Barbara Ehrenreich laments the fact that only the moderately well-to-do can afford to write about poverty. The second...

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