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Ambassador: Pope's critique of capitalism makes me 'take notice'


Pope Francis' frequent criticism of the global market capitalist system is forcing governments around the world to "sit up and take notice," the British ambassador to the Holy See has said.

Speaking to a Rome conference on the relationship of faith and culture, Ambassador Nigel Baker said governments have to notice Francis' critiques because of the pope's "huge global impact."

Alleviating Poverty: Just An Option?


A lot of people like the phrase "preferential option for the poor" because it sounds, well, so optional. We'd prefer if you put in some time at a food bank or picketed your local Representative to raise the minimum wage, but, heck, we know you've got a plateful of things to do around the house so if you don't get around to it don't fret.Those poor people aren't going anywhere.

Coalition on Human Needs seeks year's funding for nation's urgent needs


I've blogged here before about the Coalition on Human Needs. They analyze census data and legislation to give those of us working on the ground the tools we need to make the case for better housing and health care, reduction of hunger and malnutrition, the geography of poverty, energy assistance, disability issues and more.


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