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Retooling a post-2016 Republican Party

By D.C. Innes
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Politics | Republicans seem down on their party. In fact, they’re in open rebellion against it. This is not because the party has failed its purpose. Political parties…

An ‘assets-based’ approach to church benevolence

An ‘assets-based’ approach to church benevolence

By Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert
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Poverty | Acknowledging the gifts, resources, and abilities of a low-income person seeking help

Mission groups strain to feed the hungry in drought-stricken Africa

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Relief organizations in eastern Africa are grappling with increasing humanitarian needs as some countries continue to struggle with the worst drought in…

Ismael Hernandez: Surprised by freedom

By Marvin Olasky
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Q&A | A Puerto Rican, a scholarship, and a journey from communism to Christ

White poverty and me

By Cal Thomas
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Poverty | In his continuing effort to pit races and classes against each other, Democratic presidential candidate and self-described socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders,

The racialization of poverty, crime, and ministry

By Anthony Bradley
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Race Issues | With all the talk of race and “mass incarceration” by Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, it is important to understand…

Mugged by reality in the classroom

Mugged by reality in the classroom

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Education | It’s one of our favorite stories, often “based on a true story”: Idealistic second-career teacher ( Stand and Deliver ) arrives at a tough school (

Welfare, yes; work optional

By Emily Belz
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Welfare | Changes in New York since Mayor Bloomberg’s departure show local bureaucracies can make or break welfare reform

Taking the bait—or not

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Homelessness | Last Wednesday I circulated around a crowded dining hall, interrupting homeless men as they tried to enjoy a quiet meal: “Sir, could I talk to you for a…

Nairobi’s slum-dwellers help themselves

By Onize Ohikere
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Kenya | Often ignored by their government, residents of Kenya’s largest slums aren’t waiting for officials to initiate reforms

New poverty-tracking tool quantifies physical needs

By Gaye Clark
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Poverty | The Salvation Army is best known for offering charitable relief to those in poverty. But for years it has also kept meticulous records of how many people came…

Ryan honors Christian poverty fighters with State of the Union invitations

By Evan Wilt
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State of the Union | WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan’s State of the Union guest list emphasizes his belief that faith-based, poverty-fighting ministries trump government…

 
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