Category Archives: Quest to End Poverty in America

The Quest to End Poverty in America Final Post

I honestly don’t know if I have all of the answers.  The more research and thinking I do around this topic of poverty the questions that I have.  What does compassion look like?  How can we help those who refuse to help themselves? How can we tell who really is helpless?  What I do know…
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The Quest to End Poverty in America Part 13

Where do we go from here? For those who feel entitled to handouts This is where our biggest challenge will be.  I once met a man who showed me an x-ray of his broken pinky finger (just the tip looked broken).  He insisted that this should qualify him for disability.  The truth is that his…
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The Quest to End Poverty in America Part 12

Time Banks     Imagine a fairly standard neighborhood.  Within this neighborhood are businesses, churches, schools and residents.     The churches take the lead in reaching out to their neighbors.  Pastors would no longer simply be a pastor to those who walk through their doors, but instead would serve as a shepherd for the entire neighborhood. …
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The Quest to End Poverty in America Part 11

Health Care Programs     Much of the conversation around health care in the United States has revolved around health insurance.  Health insurance only helps if you get sick.  But that is only part of the problem.  Have you ever had to deal with insurance companies?  They can find a loop hole and they use more…
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