Posts Tagged ‘Poverty’

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
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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
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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
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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

Checkout operator pays for customer’s groceries Comments 0

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Manuella Andersen was waiting in line at the Huntly Countdown when she noticed the woman in front of her was tentatively putting items through the checkout. “She was picking her groceries out of her trolley one by one at the same time as having them scanned to see what the total was and if she could afford Read more

Salvation Army: highest level of need since the recession in 2011. Comments 0

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Poverty in the land of milk and honey is reaching critical levels as 336 new desperate families ask the Salvation Army for help each week. That is the highest level of need the Salvation Army has recorded since the recession in 2011. Continue reading Related Posts:Working with the Salvation Army brings great joyMore Kiwis falling Read more

Experience a little of what it feels like to be poor…good idea? Not Comments 0

Monday, March 26th, 2018

A refugee-themed mufti day for students to “experience a little of what it feels like to be poor” has disappointed some, who called the idea “insensitive” and in “bad taste”. Christchurch’s Middleton Grange School, in Upper Riccarton, asked children to wear “old ragged clothes” to a mufti day on Thursday to raise money for World Vision. Read more

The Catholic Church’s first World Day of the Poor Comments 0

Monday, December 4th, 2017

When was the last time you shared a meal with a poor person? For Pope Francis, it was just a couple of weeks ago. On Nov. 19, the Holy Father celebrating the first World Day of the Poor broke bread with not only one poor person, but with some 1,200 poor brothers and sisters (see Read more