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Women in Poverty & The ‘American Nightmare’

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A Story of Economic Oppression When Americans think about “oppression,” we’re inclined to go straight to civil and human rights. We think of voting rights and voter intimidation, of warrantless wiretaps and law enforcement dispersing crowds of peacefully-gathered demonstrators. We think of countries where citizens do not have freedom of

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Testimony: World of Hurt, Word of Life

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Renewing God’s Communion in the Work of Economic Reconstruction The Rev. Peter Nimmo presented this week the following testimony to the Social Justice Committee of the 220th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)   My name is Rev. Peter Nimmo, representing the Church of Scotland. Our General Assembly of


The Poverty Initiative

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“Raising up generations of religious and community leaders committed to building a social movement to end poverty led by the poor.” HISTORY Founded in May 2004 by Union students in collaboration with seminary faculty, staff and community leaders, the Poverty Initiative was charged with the mission of raising up generations


The Dark Night of the American Economy

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Oct / Nov 2011 Issue: On economic crisis and injustice   Table of Contents Editors’ Corner “How Dark an Economic Night Does It Have To Be?” Chris Iosso “A Walk on the Economic Side, Looking for Power,” Patrick David Heery An Invocation from the Presbyterian Church (USA) “Living through Economic