Family homelessness is not a one-dimensional issue -- that not all families become homeless for the same reason.Without coming to grips with these realities, those in the Bloomberg administration were never able to get ahead of the issue.
There would seem to be no quick fix to America's poverty problem, but there is a quick way to seriously address it.
Those who are hungry, those who are living unsheltered, those who desperately need what so many of us certainly do take for granted, are not animals in a zoo from which we all can learn. They are human beings who need our attention, resources and support.
Chanukah comes to an end this week. It is the holiday of extending and holding the light. Mr. Mandela did just that in his lifetime. Perhaps he has passed the torch to all of us who admired his life. It would be a privilege and duty to keep this flame of social justice burning.
I spend a lot of time with my students working at soup kitchens and homeless shelters, and each winter, when it gets really cold and dark, my thoughts more often turn back to Dick.
Cast in the shadows of Pakistan's domestic and international struggles, it is easy to forget that there are unseen faces beneath all the sensationalized media
You are exactly where you are meant to be if you are filled with peace, acceptance, compassion, and love for our fellow humans.
This December 9th is the due date of a woman I will probably never meet. She lives in a tarpaulin-tent in some woods behind a convenience store, in a Maryland town a few miles north of where I sit right now. Few of our clients are expectant women, but it's not unheard of.
Artist Timothy Schmalz created a sculpture that was recently praised by Pope Francis I which reminds us that Jesus identifies with the poor.
Carmen Guidi, from Second Wind Cottages, was nice enough to give me a tour of one of this countries most infamous tent cities. Known as The Jungle, th...
The jail's giant, new high-tech kitchen can serve between 25,000 to 30,000 meals a day--far more than three squares meals needed for nearly 2,400 inmates now. Meanwhile, the Phase II jail will be able to house 1,438 inmates.
Carmen Guidi has an incredibly huge heart As he showed me around Second Wind Cottages, and told the stories of the men who will soon call the place h...
America's job creators have an idea that will avoid making the nation's "takers" even more lazy and shiftless and, at the same time, help build our domestic energy industry.
You are probably yelling at me in your head, "what the hell were you thinking? aren't you afraid you're going to get stabbed / robbed / raped / [insert your nightmare here]?" (That was the reaction of some of the few people I told).
One thing that we've found that helps pass the time until you're allowed to leave? Casting our favorite TV characters in the most outlandish roles and seeing what happens.
What good deed are you doing today? I challenge you to follow in Thomas Morgan's footsteps and do 100 good deeds over the next year.