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When we use the word "poverty," most of us are referring to lack of wealth, right? Sure, but to engage the problem, we need to start considering it in relational, spiritual, and other terms.

From SharedJustice.org:

"… is the problem of poverty really that simple, a lack of opportunity given to those in the lowest economic class? It depends on how you define the terms "poverty" and "opportunity," as well as the terms "justice" and "charity"—all of which require multi-dimensional definitions if we hope to build a constructive conversation around the problem of poverty …. the question is: What are the right definitions?

Answer: 'Right' definitions don't necessarily exist, but some are better than others."

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Posted: August 16, 2013; All posts for week of August 12, 2013

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