Table of Contents

Cover Story

Fighting the good poverty fight

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | While Washington fiddles, charities across America do the hard work of helping the poor. WORLD profiles some of the most effective

In this issue: "Effective Compassion," Sept. 1, 2007

Features

'Development in reverse'

'Development in reverse'

By Marvin Olasky

Interview | Global capitalism is working well for most developing societies, but a billion people live in countries that are going backward. Economist Paul Collier says…

The Carnegie way

The Carnegie way

By Marvin Olasky

Special Issue | Andrew Carnegie's old home displays methods of helping the poor that the old millionaire would have liked

Signs of God

Signs of God

By Robby Moeller

Special Issue | Program brings literacy and the gospel to the deaf

Mile-high hope

Mile-high hope

By Alisa Harris

Special Issue | Homeless families have a place to live, learn, and grow

Recipe for success

Recipe for success

By Megan Rieger

Special Issue | Former rescue mission residents cook their way to careers

The divide at El Camino Real

The divide at El Camino Real

By Amy Vercher

Special Issue | The St. Francis Center provides help for families on the wrong side of the road

On the march again

On the march again

By Allie Cook

Special Issue | Last year's Samaritan Award winner branches out

A way out, a hand up, a clean sweep

A way out, a hand up, a clean sweep

By Joshua King

Special Issue | Three charities from last year return as Samaritan Award Finalists

Aftermath (continued)

Aftermath (continued)

By Kristin Chapman

Special Issue | Two years after the storm, setbacks are a way of life

Vision quest

Vision quest

By Amy Vercher

Special Issue | Program seeks to help youths through

Nothing but the best

Nothing but the best

By Robby Moeller

Special Issue | Volunteers take a professional approach to the rehabilitation of mind, body, spirit, and bank account

Second-chance ranch

Second-chance ranch

By Megan Rieger

Special Issue | Arkansas agency provides a home and family to children of delinquent parents

This big light of mine

This big light of mine

By Alisa Harris

Special Issue | California program changes those who serve as well as those they serve

All in the family

All in the family

By Allie Cook

Special Issue | What started with care for foster children has branched into more than a dozen programs ministering to people in each phase of family life

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

Need to Know News

Green religion

Green religion

By Cal Thomas

Climate fundamentalists are impervious to fact

Splish splash Never underestimate the heart of a champion. Or, in the case of Canada's National Cannonball Championships, never underestimate the power of a…

Quotables

"It wasn't minutes of terror. It was hours." Canadian Catharine Morales on being in Majahual, Mexico, when Hurricane Dean (see p. 8) hit. "The walls," she…

Reviews

Gallows humor

Gallows humor

By Jenny Kraemer

Movies | Fans of British comedy will like Death at a Funeral

Rising sun

Rising sun

By Sam Thielman

Movies | Scenic but intense, Sunshine offers viewers unpredictable turns

Poll positions

Poll positions

By Megan Basham

Television | Heady Power of 10 just needs to pick up the pace

Best-selling Books

By Lisa See, Stef Penney, Daniel Silva & Lloyd Jones

Notable Books | Four bestselling novels

Voices

Well said, Tony I agree with Tony Blair's assessment of the media that hammer us today ("'Like a feral beast,'" Aug. 4). Reporters no longer report facts.

No prowling wolves

No prowling wolves

By Tony Woodlief

Why do we envision a future in which Christ is inddifferent?

No need to be nasty

No need to be nasty

By Joel Belz

Campaign 2008 | Let's let them-not us-do the excluding

Giving wisely

Giving wisely

By Marvin Olasky

Authors debate how to help the poor internationally

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