What are the religious media saying about the perennial scourge of sub-standard living and nutritional conditions?
From World Religion News:
According to Rahim Jenkins, a human rights commissioner, feeding hungry people before breaking the fast is not just good PR. “Let those that are fasting feed those that are hungry,” Jenkins said of the teachings of Ramadan. There are blessings in feeding people.
Read Full story: http://www.worldreligionnews.com/issues/d-c-muslims-feed-homeless-before-ramadan-fast
From Orange County Catholic:
The rotations cause a grinding noise. Mayhew, tools in hand, examines the derailleur and makes a slight adjustment. The next tire spin is smooth and steady. The bicycle is ready for the road, ready to provide a means of travel and more independence to a homeless person in the city.
Read Full story: http://occatholic.com/homeless-shelter-volunteers-put-wheels-in-motion-create-spokes-4-hope/
From The Compass:
At least 6.5 million people will be food insecure in the coming year, according to a May government assessment. Malawi has a population of 16 million people.
Read Full story: http://www.thecompassnews.org/2016/07/bishops-say-6-5-million-malawians-need-food-aid/
From The Catholic Review:
The pope met with about 200 people from the French province of Lyon, who are homeless, living in poverty or coping with an illness or disability.
Read Full story: http://www.catholicreview.org/article/news/world-news/pray-for-those-who-scorn-take-advantage-of-you-pope-tells-poor
From The Living Church:
The Children’s Society, the Church of England charity that fights for children’s rights, has expressed alarm at new figures that say child poverty in the United Kingdom is up by nearly 30 percent. It has grown by 200,000 children in the past year, according to official figures. Many believe that government paralysis in the wake of the EU referendum has added to the problem.
Read Full story: http://www.livingchurch.org/uk-child-poverty-grows
From The Christian Post:
The odds were stacked against Liyjon DeSilva, a 20-year-old homeless Texas student whose mother passed away when he was just five years old. Yet, against all odds, he graduated at the top of his class.
Read Full story: http://www.christianpost.com/news/homeless-texas-teen-graduates-at-the-top-of-his-class-despite-living-3-years-alone-on-streets-166043/
From Compassion Blog:
Many people and organizations view poverty in economic terms. The World Bank has described poverty as “pronounced deprivation in wellbeing.” This conventional view primarily links well-being to the ability to have command over commodities. By this definition, the poor are those who do not have enough income.
Read Full story: http://blog.compassion.com/how-does-the-bible-define-poverty/
From Baptist News:
It was 6 p.m. when Leticia Harley, her 2-month-old son and 2-year-old daughter could re-enter the emergency homeless shelter in Dallas. They would file in line early, three among many, looking for a warm meal and a safe bed at night and breakfast in the morning before being forced to leave the next day.
Read Full story: https://baptistnews.com/article/sense-of-hopelessness-as-mother-takes-kids-to-homeless-shelter/