Posts Tagged ‘Poverty’

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

A church investigates supplying cheap electricity Comments 0

Monday, November 26th, 2018
cheap electricity

A Hawkes Bay church wants to build a mega solar farm to help to reduce energy poverty in the region. To alleviate the energy situation for about 400 Flaxmere households, Reverend Jill McDonald and Chris Lambourne of St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Hastings hope to construct a large solar farm to provide Flaxmere with cheap Read more

New Zealand ranks sixth in global wealth report Comments 0

Monday, November 12th, 2018

New Zealand is the world’s sixth richest country. But wealth is unevenly shared, and when it comes to the median income, New Zealand drops to eighth. Only the US, Belgium, Switzerland, Norway and Australia rank ahead on per adult wealth, according to the Global Wealth report from investment bank Credit Suisse. Continue reading Related Posts:Why people Read more

Faith leaders say poverty, violence is behind migrant caravans Comments 0

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Faith leaders say the thousands of people in migrant caravans travelling through central America from Honduras are leaving their homes under duress. Many caravan members say they cannot make ends meet in their home countries due to low wages, extortion or unemployment, says Nathanael Bacon, a Catholic deacon who lives in Guatemala. The faith leaders Read more

Wellington one of 12 dioceses to lead initiatives for World Day of the Poor Comments 0

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

The Archdiocese of Wellington has been invited, among 12 other dioceses from around the world, to take the lead for this year’s celebration of the World Day of the Poor on November 18. Other dioceses include Manila in the Philippines and Bangui, the Central African Republic, to United States’ Boston and Europe’s Madrid and Paris. Read more

Church helping homeless with mental health problems Comments 0

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

An Auckland church providing housing for the homeless for more than a decade has had an influx of people dealing with poor mental health. Faith Family Baptist Church in Panmure offers a 13-week programme to rehouse people in need. Numeracy and literacy classes and assistance with addiction and health were also included. Church kaumātua Tom Read more

Archbishop apologises for mistakes but poverty still a concern Comments 0

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

The archbishop of Fiji has admitted he had made some mistakes in the statistics he used in his recent statement. The figures were quoted in the church’s newsletter, The Proclaimer, in the main article titled “Pre-election homily reflection on economic justice.” “My sincere apologies, my statistics on poverty and VAT was based on Warden Narsey’s study Read more

Solomon Islands poverty map launched Comments 0

Monday, July 2nd, 2018
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Solomon Islands has launched its first poverty map. It has found nearly 13% of the population is poor. Most of the poor live rurally. It’s the first time officials have been able to measure poverty in the Islands at a village level. As a result, the survey found that the poor number 78,500. That compares Read more