Experts predicted food insecurity would skyrocket as the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the nation’s economy. According to those who regularly minister to the poor and hungry, those predictions have turned out to be accurate. “It’s bigger than anything we’ve ever seen,”…
Faith leaders lament loosened restrictions on payday lenders
Faith leaders were not surprised that the Trump administration gutted hard-fought regulations for payday lenders July 7, but they were nonetheless disappointed that years of advocacy for poor citizens appeared to be for naught. The federal agency charged with protecting…
COVID-19 pandemic creating long-lasting food shortages for poor
The COVID-19 pandemic will leave a lasting impact on food-insecure Americans and the organizations that combat hunger.
Franklin Graham, toxic charity concerns send churches packing from Operation Christmas Child
Years of viral news articles describing Operation Christmas Child as a form of toxic charity have contributed to a movement of churches away from the Samaritan’s Purse ministry.
Terrified yet courageous in the face of violence, Mountain Moms survive together
I was undoubtedly one of the only men ever to visit Mountain Moms, a group formed precisely to heal the wounds that men have inflicted on their wives, their girlfriends, their mothers, even. What reason did they have to trust me with their stories?
Living in poverty is hard work
Too often people in the United States see individuals like Glynda Jackson and Tamara Daffron and completely misjudge them. They associate low income or receiving eligible benefits with laziness as if living in poverty was a choice. “I don’t know anyone who would choose to live in poverty.”
Southeast Kentucky: Enduring images
Despite — and possibly because of — the struggle and vulnerability in Kentucky’s rural communities, the images that truly endure are those of strength, resilience and the grace to still discover both within yourself.
Photo Gallery: Southeast Kentucky
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Video: Scarlette Jasper reflects on the compassion of a family in need
Watch the interview with Scarlette Jasper who reflects on the compassion of a family in need