Poverty reduction initiatives worldwide are having insufficient impact on the chronically poor, advisory group warnsUp to a billion people will remain in extreme poverty by 2030 unless countries focus on inequalities and confront social, economic and cultural forces that block their escape or pull them back into impoverishment, a major report warns.The report (pdf) by the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network (CPAN) asserts that many people may rise above the poverty line of $1.25 a day, only to tumble back
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In the English language, the word “love” can apply to many different feelings. But can you love ice cream in the same way you love God? Most likely not.
In this chapel message, Mark Yeadon, Senior Vice President of International Program, unpacks the meaning of Christlike love and how we can learn to love the way Jesus commanded.
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