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Understanding Poverty Through the Lens of Compassion

“Compassion is a skill that we get better at with practice. It just takes a little imagination.”

—Karen Armstrong, theologian

There are many prescriptions for combating poverty, but we can’t even get started unless we first examine our assumptions, and take the time to envision what the world feels like for families living in poverty every day. It’s time to change the conversation about poverty and inequality: it starts with compassion and kindness.

Although this article was published in 2014, it is just as relevant today, if not more so:

6 Things Paul Ryan Doesn’t Understand About Poverty (But I Didn’t, Either)

adult helping senior in hospital



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