Eliza Griswold tells the story of an industry and the people it hurts.
poverty in the United States
When we pray for "the poor," do we think of actual people?
Low-wage jobs don't stimulate communities. They just keep them afloat, transient, and in need of $38 motel rooms.
The campaign is confronting four interlocking issues: systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, and ecological devastation.
Washington is finally talking about increasing the minimum wage. Such a move comes with costs, but the benefits are far greater.
If Rick Santorum wins the nomination, this could have at least one positive outcome: a general election campaign in which the candidates actually talk about poverty.
What are we doing to combat poverty in our country and make sure that we join the voices of the prophets who speak out against injustice? Often denominational churches work hard on these issues, but we do it within our particular silos and we may not effectively communicate our work.
A record number of Americans are poor. And by any measure, the poverty rate is rising.