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Tucked away under the Resources and Advocacy tabs on this site is a hidden gem — a marvelous little video (youtube, 7:12) created and produced by the folks at the Life Center church in Spokane, Washington. This video, our very … Continue reading
Extreme poverty sets in motion a chain of cause and effect that ends in hopelessness. It is important to note that the hopelessness that is the defining characteristic of extreme poverty is not a character flaw in the poor.
One billion people live on less than a dollar a day; the human impacts of such extreme poverty are enormous. For some perspective, consider that the average Christ follower in America lives on a bit more than $100 per day.
Poverty, at it’s very simplest, is a matter of “not having,” either in absolute terms or relative to others. There are many forms of poverty in our world – economic, relational, cultural, spiritual.