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  • Housing discrimination still draws focus 50 years later

    April 13 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Housing discrimination still draws focus 50 years later

    On the 50th anniversary of America’s Fair Housing Act, Baptists noted progress in eliminating race-based housing discrimination while also citing a need for further improvement. Economist and ethicist Craig Mitchell said the volume of housing discrimination today isn’t “anywhere near” what it was “50 years ago or 30 years ago.”

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  • Cold temps open doors to minister to homeless

    January 29 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Cold temps open doors to minister to homeless

    A homeless man lay frozen to death within eyesight of Cornerstone Baptist Church in South Dallas as record-breaking cold temperatures befell much of the U.S. Hot meals and warm beds are among the services Southern Baptist churches are providing to homeless Americans as the nation suffers record-breaking cold temperatures.

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  • One man’s kindness spurs a city’s change of heart

    January 16 2018 by Rob Holmes, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    One man’s kindness spurs a city’s change of heart

    City officials last week ordered an Elgin, Ill., man to stop using his home to host “slumber parties” for the homeless. But this week, the city wants Greg Schiller’s help to find new ways to fill gaps in services for the homeless.

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  • Cars are the new tiny houses in California

    January 12 2018 by Rob Holmes, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Cars are the new tiny houses in California

    Living on the streets has a new meaning in California. In a state whose cities ranked among the highest in the nation for “unsheltered” homelessness in 2017, more and more people choose to live in their cars. Surprisingly, many of the newly homeless car-dwellers have jobs.

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  • Report: Marriage cuts child poverty by 80 percent

    October 2 2012 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Being raised in a married family reduces a child’s probability of living in poverty by more than 80 percent, according to a report by The Heritage Foundation which found the chief cause of child poverty is the absence of married fathers in the home.

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  • The new face of American poverty is often a child's

    October 18 2011 by G. Jeffrey MacDonald, Religion News Service | with 0 comments

    OAKTOWN, Ind. – Eleven-year-old Sarai Camacho of Donna, Texas, tears up when she tells why her mother let go the baby sitter for her and her younger sister this summer. It’s the same reason her father brought the family to Indiana so he could work the melon fields for a season.

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  • Half of clergy: Churches need to address poverty more

    December 5 2008 by Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service | with 0 comments

    Slightly more than half of Christian clergy surveyed say their own congregation should be doing more to address global poverty and health. The survey of 1,024 Protestant and Catholic clergy found that almost two-thirds of them — 64 percent — said U.S. churches in general should increase those efforts. But while 57 percent said their own congregation should be doing more, 43 percent said they believed they were doing enough.

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  • Presbyterians launch fast to build solidarity

    September 24 2008 by Ashley Gipson, Religion News Service | with 0 comments

    The Presbyterian Church (USA) is inviting all Presbyterians to participate in a monthly church-wide fast for “repentance, reflection, and coordinated actions” to empathize with those suffering from hunger and famine around the world.

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  • Plunge reveals harsh realities of poverty

    September 3 2008 by Jan Cartledge, pastor, HomeStar Fellowship | with 2 comments

    Most people run from poverty but on one recent weekend, 23 women from across North Carolina plunged into it as participants in the first Woman’s Missionary Union of North Carolina poverty simulation Aug. 22-23 in Raleigh.

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