Hunger + Poverty Issues

Rebuilding New Orleans

Sun, 03/05/2006 Natural Disasters

Archbishop Hughes shared with ZENIT that he and the faithful are convinced that God is with them in their efforts at recovery and rebuilding, despite the daunting tasks that still lie ahead.

Women's Role in Decision-Making Central to Progress of Humankind

Sun, 03/08/2009 Human Rights

The role of women in decision-making was central to the advancement of women around the world and to the progress of humankind as a whole, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said this morning at the Headquarters’ observance of International Women’s Day, whose theme this year was “Women in decision-making: meeting challenges, creating change”.

Why Should Christians Engage in Advocacy?

Sat, 07/01/2006 Christian Response

Throughout history, people of faith have served as critic and conscience of their nations’ leaders. Today, advocating for public policy change continues that essential prophetic task.

Politics and Faith Meet

Fri, 09/01/2006 Christian Response

Politics is more than a mere mechanism for defining the rules of public life: Its origin and its goal are found in justice.

The Lord Hears the Cry of the Poor

Tue, 08/01/2006 Christian Response

“The spirit of the lord is upon me; therefore he has anointed me. He has sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives, recovery of sight to the blind and release to prisoners, to announce a year of favor from the Lord." Lk. 4, 18-19

Spirituality and Justice

Fri, 12/01/2006 Christian Response

We can see that Christian spirituality is motivation, which comes from Christ, but we still have to recognize that each one of us experiences Christ in a different way and learns from Him in a different way. Different Christian spiritualities are different ways of ordering the values of the Gospel to form a way a life that is recognizable, describable, and transmittable.

Salt, Flour, & Better Lives (Offering of Letters 2006 Event)

Thu, 06/01/2006 Hunger Legislation

In the Southeast Asian nation of Laos, children bring salt from their homes to school, where they use simple kits to test its iodine content. UNICEF project officer Intong Keomoungkhoune noted, “children enjoy testing the salt and understand the reason for this very quickly…”

The Critical Role of U.S. International Food Aid

Thu, 06/01/2006 Hunger Legislation

U.S. food aid programs have a long history of providing multiple benefits for vulnerable and hungry people worldwide. But recent debates triggered by trade negotiations have raised questions about the structure and funding for these vital programs.

Climate Change: A Cross Cutting Issue

Fri, 02/01/2008 Environment

It is critical that climate change not be approached as an isolated, stand-alone issue, but as part and parcel of overall sustainable development efforts and integrated into national strategies for poverty eradication through new and innovative approaches to policy formulation and implementation and partnerships with diverse stakeholders.

Bread for Those Who Would Hear of the Reigning of God

Wed, 08/01/2007 Christian Response

It’s been said that Luke had a way with women. More than any of the Gospels, the author of Luke and the Acts includes women in parables and narratives. So the persistence of the widow in securing justice for herself is hardly a surprise. The surprise is that the parable is not as announced – about praying always and not losing heart – but about always seeking justice in the way that God would understand what is right.