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poverty alleviation

The Cradle to Prison Pipeline: America’s New Apartheid

This article was originally published in Marian Wright Edelman’s Child Watch Columns on Feburary 6, 2009. Reused by permission. All rights retained by Marian Wright Edelman and the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF). Incarceration is becoming the new American apartheid, and

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The Boycott of Wendy’s and Advocating Together for a Proven Model to End Exploitation in Supply Chains

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In March 2016, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) called for a consumer boycott of Wendy’s until it joins the Fair Food Program. After having engaged Wendy’s with the CIW for ten years, the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board voted denominational support for the boycott at its April meeting. In this

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Heartbreak and Hope in the Congo

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It was late on the night of March 20 of this year, Palm Sunday. Father Vincent Machozi, an Assumptionist priest in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, was working on his laptop in a community center near the city of Butembo, where he taught in the seminary. Suddenly, a

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Public Schools and the Public Good

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The Social Contract We Have ‘Left Behind’ Consider this definition of justice from the Rev. J. Philip Wogaman, the retired pastor at Washington, D.C.’s Foundry United Methodist Church: “Justice is the community’s guarantee of the conditions necessary for everybody to be a participant in the common life of society… If

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The EBMI Project in Madagascar

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Evidence-Based Methods of Instruction Background A widely recognized key to a nation’s or region’s development is access to quality education. Equipped with education, people become better parents, reducing infant mortality and disease, encouraging better school attendance, and being more able to provide a nurturing environment for their children. Research shows

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The Vocation of Education

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A Family Story Lora and Bruce Whearty, elementary school teachers from Montana, accepted a call to serve as educational mission co-workers through the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1992. They resigned from their jobs, sold their home and most of their possessions, and moved with their two daughters to Vanuatu, a

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A Travesty and a Shame on the Nation

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Harris v. Quinn Limits Workers’ Collective Bargaining Rights Article originally featured in the Office of Public Witness blog. See also: J. Herbert Nelson Reacts to the Hobby Lobby Decision. The Reverend J. Herbert Nelson, II, Director of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness in Washington, DC, today expressed

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This Time Around: Urban Ministry in the PC(USA)

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Let’s not drop the urban ministry conversation after the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) leaves Detroit. Instead of responding decently and in order through debate and a simple up or down vote on the ACSWP resolution “The Gospel from Detroit,” with its appropriate urban history, statistics, and

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