Why Even Pessimists Can Embrace Hope
A social psychologist explains why fear and hope often work as a team.
It's a very discouraging field to be in. You teach courses on the psychology of consumerism, the psychology of poverty, and on love, altruism, and forgiveness.
The Three Myths of Cohabitation
Sociologist Bradford Wilcox reports the surprising results of his new international study on cohabitation and its impact on kids.
How does this new study, along with past studies, impact our understanding of global poverty and efforts to alleviate that poverty? Although family structure
God, Are You There?
Even in our poverty, God always seemed to provide.
Opinion | Discipleship. God, Are You There? Even in our poverty, God always seemed to provide. A Small Miracle. We knew poverty, the sting of not being socially accepted.
How Mother Teresa Changed Missions
Every outreach-oriented believer should know the secret of the 'Saint of Calcutta.'
(Most standard poverty measures assess wellbeing solely in terms of “neutral” social Of course, feelings of social isolation, indignity, and shame may arise because of economic poverty.
In Defense of Clutter
What to do about privilege, poverty, and piles of stuff.
What to do about privilege, poverty, and piles of stuff. Most of my life I believed that whatever God-given mental acumen I had could compensate for growing up in poverty.
Faith Meets the Entrepreneurial Spirit
Crowdfunding pioneer Jessica Jackley discusses the redemptive, poverty-fighting work of microfinance.
Crowdfunding pioneer Jessica Jackley discusses the redemptive, poverty-fighting work of microfinance. Opinion | Pop Culture. Faith Meets the Entrepreneurial Spirit.
God Does Help Those Who Help Themselves
A look at poverty solutions that engage the poor.
God Does Help Those Who Help Themselves. A look at poverty solutions that engage the poor. The war against poverty depends, at least in part, on the poor helping themselves.
How It Became So Easy to Ignore the Poor
Growing income inequality and economic segregation have insulated our privilege.
eye and say hello. Now an educated, married professional, I realize that the social divide between those in poverty and me has grown. It takes more
What Feminism Owes to the Protestant Reformation
Listening to marginalized voices isn’t a liberal or a conservative idea—it’s a fundamentally Christian one.
may be understood as a gift of perception and expression potentially available to all people—not only women but also people of color and people living in poverty—which sometimes
The Lie Poverty Tells Us
It’s hard for the poor to see that we are not our poverty… but not for Jesus.
Opinion | Church. The Lie Poverty Tells Us. It's hard for the poor to see that we are not our poverty… but not for Jesus. This poverty is mine. It is who I am. I am the sum of my poverty.
Things Our Mothers Told Us
Stories and advice from our interviews with moms.
One grew up in poverty in Spanish Harlem and never went to school; another has a doctoral degree. That's not real life. How has poverty affected you?
Breast Cancer Marred My Picture-Perfect Marriage
How we found God’s mercy as we faced deep division we’d never experienced before.
husband and three sons. She operates 500 Dresses, a ministry providing clothing and sewing supplies to women and children living in poverty. Kim can be
Common Ground for Christians and Common Core
A teacher’s perspective on how higher standards serve poor students.
And, all too often, we forget the millions of students in poverty whose need for reform might be greater than our own. It makes sense to begin by clarifying the idea of standards.
God Wants You to Get Some Sleep
Our restless generation is missing out on the spiritual benefits of shuteye.
To push ourselves to go without sleep is, in some sense, to deny our embodiment, to deny our fragile incarnations—and perhaps to deny the magnanimous poverty and self-emptying
Melinda Gates: Why Women Are the Best Investment
Women have the power to transform society. But here’s what they need to make it happen.
So far, it's paying off. In the last 25 years, thanks in part to the work of the foundation, extreme poverty and childhood deaths have been cut in half. Maternal
'Hillbilly Elegy' Hits Close to Home
What J. D. Vance’s book taught me about my own painful past in rural America.
talks openly about growing up in rural Appalachia, recognizing moral agency among the poor, and, in Dreher's words, the need for “more honest dialogue about poverty and dysfunction
Actually, the ‘Mommy Wars’ Aren’t Universal
Most American moms, particularly women of color, don’t fit the stereotypes.
motherhood looks much different: Single moms now make up a growing segment of stay-at-home moms (20%), and the proportion of stay-at-home moms living in poverty has doubled