Effective Compassion

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Why ‘compassionate conservatism’ died

By Marvin Olasky
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Politics | About once a month I get a letter from a WORLD reader asking me what happened to what became known as “compassionate conservatism.” Here’s a quick…

Hope and help for the poor

By Marvin Olasky
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Hope Award | Our ninth annual Hope Award coverage begins with a trip to poor areas of Central America

Midwest models

By Russ Pulliam
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Lifestyle | True compassion’s social and political effects are on display in Indianapolis

Will Paul Ryan’s poverty plan pitch strike out?

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Politics | The GOP budget guru’s poverty-fighting efforts come under fire as he holds a hearing with those on the front lines

Deadline for 2014 Hope Award nominations

Deadline for 2014 Hope Award nominations

By Marvin Olasky
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Hope Award | This week is the last week for nominating poverty-fighting ministries for WORLD’s ninth annual Hope Award for Effective Compassion. We’ve received…

How now shall we give?

How now shall we give?

By Marvin Olasky
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Effective Compassion | As joyfully as Zaccheus—even if called to give in a different way

Poverty-fighting myth vs. reality

Poverty-fighting myth vs. reality

By Marvin Olasky
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Poverty | High waves this week on The Atlantic ’s website: Writer Mike Konczal has an article headlined, “The Conservative Myth of a Social Safety Net Built on…

Sylvia Bolling’s infectious laugh

By Marvin Olasky
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Cities | One section of WORLD’s current cover story on Houston describes the career of poverty-fighting entrepreneur Sylvia Bolling. Much of what she’s learned…

Return of the 13-letter C-word

By Marvin Olasky
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Effective Compassion | When House GOP Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers responded to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union message Tuesday night, she used a 13-letter…

The war on poverty at 50

By Cal Thomas
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Poverty | In his State of the Union address on Jan. 8, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared a “war on poverty.” Today, with roughly the same number of people…

Helping to break the crime/prison cycle

By Russ Pulliam
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Prison | INDIANAPOLIS—Growing up in poverty and crime on the west side of Indianapolis, William Bumphus was in and out of jail and prison in the late 1960s and…

Beyond the welfare state

Beyond the welfare state

By Marvin Olasky
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Effective Compassion | Choosing a different path to stop the downward spiral of government dependence

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