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Chart of the day: Depths of American poverty

From the University of Virginia, which reports:

Among all employees nationally, 56 percent are hourly workers, and 32 percent of these, or more than 21 million, earn less than $10.10 per hour, according to University of Virginia researchers in the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service’s Demographics Research Group.

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"5 Minute Friday": Finishing

Lisa-Jo Baker began this week’s “Five Minute Friday” post with this: “We tend to think that starting is the hardest part of the story. I think it’s finishing.” I couldn’t agree more. 349 more words



Spending up to 12 weeks living with strangers in an unfamiliar, impoverished and potentially dangerous country probably doesn’t sound like the majority of the “21st century teen”‘s idea of fun; but for me the unique opportunities the ICS programme offered were too exciting to simply ignore. 767 more words


Paul Ryan’s far-reaching anti-poverty plan calls for poor people to “get some more money somehow”

WASHINGTON—in a bold statement that will upend the politics of inequality in America, Rep. Paul Ryan (R—WI) today announced the new Republican approach to fighting poverty, in which he called on poor people “to somehow get some more money, so that they aren’t quite as poor.” 187 more words

Compassionate Ministry in Today's (Often Polarized) World

A few days ago, we went with the Work and Witness team to serve food to disadvantaged people in a city park in downtown Philly. We worked with a local couple who are pastors and have been serving food like this for over twenty years. 665 more words

That's Not How This Works: PETA Offers To Help Pay Detroit Residents' Water Bills If They Go Vegan (DETAILS)

As Detroit officials vow to cut off water for between 1,500 and 3,000 people every week for delinquent water bills in the struggling city, one unlikely organization is claiming their ally-ship in the most bizarre of ways. 505 more words