Articles on Poverty

As an associate and senior pastor, I have been blessed to serve two churches that developed ministries to the homeless and other needy in their communities. In both cases, these ministries began as God worked in the hearts of lay... Continue...

We can’t truly be pro-life if we’re not anti-poverty. Follow me through the facts here. Last month, the organization Planned Parenthood celebrated its 100-year anniversary. Since 1916, founder Margaret Sanger’s vision for this organization, reflected even it’s very name, was... Continue...

Would you say that over the past three decades (since about the mid-1980s) the percentage of people in the world who live in extreme poverty — previously defined as living on less than $1.25 per day — has: A) Increased... Continue...

What does it mean to be hungry in America? And how do we solve the issue of domestic hunger? To answer those questions, Congress created the bipartisan National Commission on Hunger, a group tasked with providing “policy recommendations to Congress and... Continue...

I have never missed a meal due to lack of access or finances. My almost perfect American childhood was full of hot suppers at the kitchen table, banana pudding at Grandma’s and Happy Meals. In my seven years of marriage,... Continue...

One of the most underreported stories of the last decade is about good news: we’re winning the struggle against chronic hunger around the globe. A recent U.N. report estimates that the number of chronically undernourished people in the world has... Continue...

Conservative evangelicals stand in a particularly momentous position in the U.S. as various pressing domestic crises, conservative values, and sacred obligations converge over the issue of caring for our neighbors. This issue has taken on a greater significance as people... Continue...

Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson launched the 'war on poverty.' Here are five facts about this effort to eradicate poverty in America. 1. The phrase "war on poverty" came from Lyndon Johnson’s 1964 State of the Union... Continue...