Posts Tagged ‘Poverty’

What Jesus preached might help us post-COVID-19 Comments 0

Monday, June 22nd, 2020
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Anyone who tuned into the broadcast version a Two Cents Worth podcast last week may be forgiven for thinking they had tuned in to a church service. It began with a recitation of the first part of the Our Father. But Two Cents worth is advertised as being “Stories that make sense of business and Read more

Catholic Church receives $1.3 million donation to fight poverty amid pandemic Comments 0

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has received a 1 million pound ($1.3 million) donation to fight poverty caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The money was donated by the Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation, founded by the late billionaire businessman Albert Gubay, who made a pact with God in his youth that if he became Read more

The Pandemic: Enduring human costs of poverty Comments 0

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Loneliness is the feeling of being disconnected, excluded and disengaged from others, an agonizing feeling of emptiness or desolation, a feeling that no one cares. At the same time there is the yearning to belong, a restlessness to make a satisfying relationship, to feel valued. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, loneliness had been identified as Read more

Punitive move divides the needy Comments 0

Thursday, May 28th, 2020
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The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is calling on the Government to not further divide the needy. The call comes in response to the Government’s Income Relief Payment making full-time workers who lost their job because of the economic impact of COVID-19 eligible for tax-free weekly payments of almost $500 a week for a period Read more

Kenyan bishop: Poor could be exploited in COVID vaccine trials Comments 0

Monday, May 18th, 2020

A Kenyan bishop said testing potential coronavirus vaccines on his countrymen could disrespect human dignity, and amount to a breach of the country’s constitution, especially if Kenyans are not fully informed of the risks involved in testing new drugs. “Whereas the Covid-19 pandemic is a grave matter at hand, it should not in any way Read more

Bangladesh poor even poorer Comments 0

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

The Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic will make the poor in Bangladesh even poorer, say economists. About 50 million people who live slightly above the poverty line (i.e. those earning more than US$2 a day) may fall below the line because of the pandemic. In the past, natural disasters and climate change effects were the main drivers Read more

Indian court pardons boy who stole to feed family Comments 0

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

A court in Bihar’s Nalanda district has pardoned a 16-year-old boy, detained for snatching a woman’s purse, after it was found that the accused had stolen to feed his brother and mentally-challenged mother, who were hungry for several days due to the nationwide lockdown. Juvenile Justice Board Principal Magistrate Manavendra Mishra also directed the officials Read more

Poverty, loneliness behind high rates of suicide among elderly men Comments 0

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

A focus on reducing death by suicide among young people is ageist and misleading, an expert in mental health among the elderly says. Associate Professor Yoram Barak said a recent Otago University study showed rates of death by suicide for men aged over 85 in the past 10 years were similar to those among younger Read more

A vibrant economy must put an end to poverty says Pope Comments 0

Monday, February 10th, 2020

Pope Francis is asking for a radical change, “a new ethic,” in the way the world’s economy and finances are organised and managed. He addressed his concerns to those attending a high-level conference in the Vatican. Those at the conference included the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, the president of the World Bank, Read more

NZ warned of danger when country is tolerant of poverty Comments 0

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

A study by the Human Rights Commission into the working poor shows there are 50,000 working households living in poverty in New Zealand RNZ reports that Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Saunoamaali’i Dr Karanina Sumeo claims the report is the most detailed research ever done on the working poor in this country. She said that as Read more