“Eradicating poverty has gone out of fashion” as politicians appeal to the broader middle class, said Michael A. Benjamin. It’s easy to focus time and programs on photogenic children, he said, but the reality is “there is no child living in poverty without an adult.”
About 300 people heard variations on the theme that Catholics have a responsibility to impel business, government and civil society to eradicate poverty by adopting policies that respect human dignity, promote the common good, protect human rights and address systemic ills, said speakers at “Poverty Eradication and Intergenerational Justice: Stewardship, Solidarity and Subsidiarity” Oct. 22 program sponsored by the St. John’s University’s Vincentian Center for Church and Society.
For a more in depth presentation of the individuals speakers visit the NCR website: http://ncronline.org/news/people/poverty-fight-called-out-fashion-catholics-urged-persist
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