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Poverty

Agriculture - 5 articles
A Handful of Mud
Soil is life. Can we preserve it for future generations

The Epistemology of the Supermarket

Real Southern Living

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Alcoholism - 29 articles
'Ragamuffin' Author Brennan Manning Dies
The patched-up life and unshabby message of Brennan Manning.

Bad Seed
Why did so many American churches embrace eugenics?

Alcohol and Drug Problems Quickscan
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Booth, Catherine - 18 articles
Faithful But Not Flawless
Shelling the Salvation Army
"If William Booth's church could handle sticks and stones in the 1880s, it should withstand the recent barrage of hateful words"

Web's Latest Craze is The Prayer of Reata
"Yes, the Pope really is Catholic, and other stories from media sources around the world."

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Booth, William - 29 articles
Faithful But Not Flawless
Editorials: Dismantling the Salvation Army
In maintaining integrity, Salvationists got the Boy Scout treatment

Naked Truths
"Critics weigh in on what makes nudity in film wrong, right, and R-rated"

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Campolo, Tony - 23 articles
The Positive Prophet
Tony Campolo is a ferocious critic of Christians left and right. Why do people still flock to hear him?

Plus: Tony Talks Too Much
"Campolo has sworn to cut back many times, but still couldn't say no to speaking engagements"

Plus: Candidate Campolo
'The idea of winning was ridiculous.'

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Charity - 143 articles
Christianity Today News Briefs
Booting the Salvation Army, falling giving, and suing for rights.

Silencing Rights Talk
Law would shut down many faith-based groups.

Democrat Says He Was Fired From Catholic Charities Over Abortion
Plus: Another blow to the partial-birth abortion ban, church attacks in India and Cyprus, and other stories from online sources around the world.

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Child sponsorship - 1 articles
Coverage of About Schmidt Casts Shadow on Child Sponsorship
Oscar-nominated film is causing positive and negative ripples in the press and in relief agencies


Cities - 19 articles
For Everything There Is a Season
Nostalgia for nature's seasons in a climate-controlled world.

Talk of the Town
Questions for postmodern Christians

Making a Difference, and Other Illusions

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Compassion - 139 articles
Compassionate in War, Christian in Vision
The man behind the Geneva Conventions knew the heights of success and the depths of failure

Slaughter of the Innocents, 2004
The Netherlands celebrates Christmas by reenacting Herod.

An Alternative Africa
The world of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.

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Dalits - 11 articles
Blockbuster Evangelism
"Millions have been converted after seeing films about Jesus, and Hindu radicals are responding with violence"

Hindu Leaders Crack Down on Conversions
Potential converts must ask permission

"India: Despised Dalits quit Hinduism, find new dignity in Christ."
'Untouchables' find new dignity in Christian faith

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Despair - 37 articles
Well With My Soul
When You Can't Hold On

Staying Motivated

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Developing world (Third World, Two-Thirds World) - 39 articles
Persecution Is a Holy Word
Exaggerating our problems demeans the sacrifice of overseas believers

Why Don't They Listen?
John Stott on the most pernicious obstacles to effective world evangelism

'I Never Thought I'd See Anything Like that Again'
A famine worse than that of 1984 threatens Ethiopia

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Distributionism - 1 articles
Third World: Rumblings to the South
In Africa and elsewhere, third-world Christians are shaking society.


Elderly - 54 articles
The Visit
An almost clich├ęd form of Christian service to the elderly remains one of the most vital.

Reviving Revivals

One Grandma to Love
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Faith-based initiative - 118 articles
Wooing the Faithful
President Bush needs evangelicals more than ever, but it's unclear how badly they want him for another four years.

AWOL Again on the Faith-Based Initiative
The Senate has passed on another chance to safeguard equal opportunity.

Feds Granted More than $1 Billion to Religious Charities in 2003
Plus: The Joash tablet may not be a fake after all, Christians attacked in India and Egypt, our continuing (and exhausting) roundup of stories about gay marriage and The Passion, and other articles from online sources around the world.

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Famine - 10 articles
Q & A: Clive Calver
President of World Relief, the church-based development arm of the National Association of Evangelicals, on humanitarian trends in the wake of 9/11.

Border Crackdown
Government seeks to stamp out North Korea refugee problem

'I Never Thought I'd See Anything Like that Again'
A famine worse than that of 1984 threatens Ethiopia

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Foreign aid - 14 articles
A Cry for Help
Sudanese Christians gather in Houston and ask for U.S. support

Are Evangelicals the 'New Internationalists?'
Evangelical leaders say New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof is mostly right, but late

Afghanistan: Afghans May Starve
Relief agencies mount efforts as Christian radio begins Dari broadcasts

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Foster care - 4 articles
"Books & Culture's Books of the Week: Faith, Hope, and Charity in North Carolina"
New novels by Michael Morris—whose first novel, A Place Called Wiregrass, was a word-of-mouth hit—and Jan Karon, who continues her beloved Mitford saga

Latest Books by CT Staff
On issues from foster care to the future of missions. Christianity Today staff have been writing for more than the magazine

Empty Nesters Undertake Second Parenthood

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Habitat for Humanity - 9 articles
The Virgin Birth? Come on!
Millard Fuller steps down as Habitat CEO after sexual harassment allegation, worries the movement will lose focus. Also, an adult stem-cell media conspiracy?

Letters
How to Build Homes Without Putting Up Walls
"Habitat for Humanity strives to keep its Christian identity—a tricky task, when everybody wants to join."

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Homelessness - 35 articles
Feature: The Mission Field Came to Us

An After-Christmas Gift
"A homeless man, an angel, and a reminder about our final home"

About-Face on Charities
Communist leaders invite even Christians to help the poor

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Humanitarian Aid - 7 articles
Terror on Top of the World
Maoist threats shut down development work.

Churches Respond After the California Fires
The disaster provides ministry opportunities that would have been otherwise impossible

Lutherans Criticize El Salvador's Earthquake Aid
Church organization says aid is disproportionately granted to victims for political reasons.

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Hunger, physical - 30 articles
"Empty Stomach, Full Heart"

About-Face on Charities
Communist leaders invite even Christians to help the poor

Bringing Order from Chaos
"Churches help with refugees, hunger, and the lasting trauma brought on by war"

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Literacy - 15 articles
Rebuilding Afghanistan U
How Christian scholars are using their heads to change people's hearts at universities worldwide-including the one Osama bin Laden used to roam

Bridging the Digital Divide
How one Toronto mission is bringing computer literacy to inner-city kids

Reversing Biblical Memory Loss
The language of faith doesn't have to become a foreign tongue

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Mangalwadi, Vishal - 1 articles
Vishal Mangalwadi
The author and lecturer talks about how the Bible shaped India, Western democracy, and his life

Mother Teresa - 9 articles
Mary Poplin Calls Claremont Her Calcutta
"After seeking God through telepathic spoon bending exercises, this professor found God, and with the help of Mother Teresa, her calling"
Why the CARE Act Still Hasn't Reached Bush's Desk
": D.C. pastor fights off deacons, police to stay in pulpit amid allegations, Boykin apologizes, and other stories from online sources around the world"

John Paul II's Canonization Cannon
Why and how this pope has made over 470 saints

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Natural Disasters - 7 articles
Faith Amid the Muck
Christians struggle with island's latest disaster.

Temptations in Disaster
A ministry leader in Sri Lanka advises his colleagues on spiritual disciplines during a crisis.

RNC Tells Voters that Liberals Will Ban Bible
Plus: Alan Wolfe on Democratic secularists, horoscopes vs. the Bible, Prohibition's problems, and other stories from online sources around the world.

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Oppression - 64 articles
Operation Human Rights
How evangelicals got outside their comfort zone to help the oppressed overseas.

The Nightmare of North Korea
One man's story of brutality, courage, love, and freedom.

Good News for the Lost, Imprisoned, Abducted, and Enslaved
Lawyers and investigators at the International Justice Mission have learned that sharing the gospel means going into the heart of darkness.

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Orphans - 12 articles
Mr. Jabez Goes to Africa
Bruce Wilkinson expands his borders to include racial reconciliation and HIV/AIDS

Killing a Pandemic
The church may be best equipped to deal HIV/AIDS a crippling blow

Widow of September 11 Hero Starts Foundation
Todd M. Beamer fund established to care for children who lost parents on United Flight 93

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Philanthropy - 17 articles
Cracks in the Tower
A closer look at the Christian college boom.

Being Here
Why we should sink our roots in the places we call home

'I Never Thought I'd See Anything Like that Again'
A famine worse than that of 1984 threatens Ethiopia

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Poor - 139 articles
'Ragamuffin' Author Brennan Manning Dies
The patched-up life and unshabby message of Brennan Manning.

Salt-and-Pepper Politics
Choosing between candidates whose consciences are too clean.

Churches, Charity, and Civil Society
The debate over faith-based social services.

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Poverty - 285 articles
The Legend of Bono Vox
Lessons learned in the church of U2.

Religious Leaders Frustrated that Poverty Goes Unnoticed in Election
The least of these are the least discussed this campaign season.

Silencing Rights Talk
Law would shut down many faith-based groups.

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Prisons - 54 articles
The Secret Shelter
A sliver of hope for Christian women who suffer beatings, rape, and forced conversions to Islam.

The Outsiders' Inn
Ready-made Audiences
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Refugees - 14 articles
Nightmares and Miracles
A good beginning to the long battle for human rights in North Korea.

A Heartless Homeland
Why more North Koreans than ever are fleeing their country.

Operation Human Rights
How evangelicals got outside their comfort zone to help the oppressed overseas.

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Relief - 65 articles
Quake Opens Door to Gospel
How Christians are trying to ease tensions in the Islamic Republic.

Attacks on 'Soft Targets' in Iraq Hampering Humanitarian Groups
The Oct. 27 suicide bombing that targeted the International Committee of the Red Cross struck a blow to all humanitarian organizations in Iraq

Churches Respond After the California Fires
The disaster provides ministry opportunities that would have been otherwise impossible

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Salvation Army - 80 articles
Christianity Today News Briefs
Booting the Salvation Army, falling giving, and suing for rights.

Separation of Church and Store
Plus: Bulldozing a church, murdering an atheist, Britain's designer babies, and apparently today is Election Day.

Lesbian Methodist Minister Defrocked
Plus: Denver keeps Christmas, pro-life Democrats push for comeback, Adventist leaders die in plane crash, and other stories from online sources around the world.

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Samaritan's Purse - 13 articles
Iraq's Good Samaritans
"This past summer, pundits predicted that Iraqis would resent Franklin Graham's ministry. What really happened when the workers showed up?"

Season's Beatings
"Samaritan's Purse slandered again, A&W's anti-Scripture orders, and other stories from online sources around the world"

Uncivil War
Missionary tells of horrors in strife-torn Congo

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Senior citizens - 19 articles
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Thanksgiving at Fair Acres
A meal with my mother and other nursing-home residents opened a small crack in their stony detachment, and gave a brief glimpse of the kingdom of heaven.

What Your Retirement Planner Doesn't Tell You
Save in order to give your life away, not to retire comfortably.

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Sider, Ronald J. - 8 articles
Compassionate Evangelicalism
How a document conceived 30 years ago has prompted us to care more about 'the least of these.

Curbing Big Brother
Christians urge Ashcroft to respect freedom in surveillance law.

Answering Critics of An Evangelical Celebration

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Social action - 259 articles
The Legend of Bono Vox
Lessons learned in the church of U2.

Operation Human Rights
How evangelicals got outside their comfort zone to help the oppressed overseas.

When the Church Is in the Headlines

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Social conditions - 52 articles
A Crumbling Institution
How social revolutions cracked the pillars of marriage.

O Jailed Town of Bethlehem
How eerily still we see thee lie.

Why Gay Marriage Would Be Harmful
Institutionalizing homosexual marriage would be bad for marriage, bad for children, and bad for society.

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Social justice - 115 articles
The Revolution Begins in the Pews
Trotsky and St. Benedict

The Legend of Bono Vox
Lessons learned in the church of U2.

Korean in Iraq Was Killed For His Faith, Say Terrorists
Plus: What's next for the Federal Marriage Amendment, Canada's Bible ban, university relents on mandatory profanity, and other stories from online sources around the world.

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Starvation - 21 articles
Why I Believe in Divorce
A disabled Florida woman's only hope to stay on life support is to divorce her husband who wants to pull the plug

'I Never Thought I'd See Anything Like that Again'
A famine worse than that of 1984 threatens Ethiopia

Aid Expert Warns That North Korea Faces Renewed Food Shortages
Churches leading the way to aid 1.8 million ton food shortage

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Taxes - 82 articles
A Tax Exemption for the Asking
State of Emergency Declared in Nigeria
Plus: Billy Graham suffers serious pelvic fracture, Hezbollah uses The Passion, Sudan blocks aid, and other stories from online sources around the world.

IRS Raids Home and Business of Creationist
Plus: Terror at a Pittsburgh church, England's gay priest gets a top position, and other stories from online sources around the world

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Unemployment - 7 articles
"Top 10 News Stories, 2003"
"The events, people, and ideas of the past year that Christianity Today's news editors believe have shaped, or will significantly shape, evangelical life, thought, or mission"
Top 10 News Stories, 2003
The events, people, and ideas of the past year that Christianity Today's news editors believe have shaped, or will significantly shape, evangelical life, thought, or mission.
The Messy Battle Over Federal Religious Freedom Law
"U.S. News really misses Jeff Sheler now, faith-based bill held up by Republicans, Roy Moore's ethics trial begins, and other stories from online sources around the world"

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United Nations - 3 articles
EDITORIAL: De-Demonizing the UN
While bloated and badly in need of reform, the UN fills a necessary role that Christians should support.

The UN's Antifamily Manifesto
The Beijing platform downplays the family, while exalting the autonomous individual.

Warlords Await UN Withdrawal in Somalia


Urban ministry - 118 articles
New York's New Hope
From inner-city gardens, to fine-art exhibitions, to political activism, street-smart churches are changing the culture of America's largest and most dynamic city.

The Church Embattled

What It Takes to Stay Downtown

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Wallis, Jim - 6 articles
Letters
Cracks in the Monolith?
Evangelical Protestants and the 2000 election.

Practicing Faith in the Inner City

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Welfare reform - 24 articles
Work over Welfare
Former Illinois Senator Paul Simon discusses his plan to put the poor to work

Practicing Faith in the Inner City

The Word on the Street
Eugene Rivers on faith-based urban ministry, the black church, and the "sexual holocaust" in Africa.

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World Relief - 36 articles
Saving Strangers
The journey of one Somali Bantu family in the largest group resettlement of African refugees in U.S. history.

Q & A: Clive Calver
President of World Relief, the church-based development arm of the National Association of Evangelicals, on humanitarian trends in the wake of 9/11.

Quake Opens Door to Gospel
How Christians are trying to ease tensions in the Islamic Republic.

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