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Fighting Poverty

Here's Why We Definitely Approve Of This Bill Gates, John Green Bromance

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact

If there ever were a selfie to feel excited about, it's this one of Bill Gates and John Green. The author behind "The Fault In Our Stars" -- which...

Striking Photos Show What It's Like To Actually Live On $1 A Day Around The World

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.13.2014 | Impact

More than 1 billion people around the globe -- roughly one in six -- earn just $1 a day. That astonishing statistic is the motivator for the Forgo...

The Trials and Triumphs of Aiding Africa

Bill Gates | Posted 07.22.2014 | World
Bill Gates

In the world of venture capital, a success rate of 30 percent is considered a great track record. In the world of international development, critics hold up every misstep as proof that aid is like throwing money down a rat hole. When you're trying to do something as hard as fighting poverty and disease, you will never achieve anything meaningful if you're afraid to make mistakes.

50 Years and Counting: Continuing Our War Against Poverty

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 03.10.2014 | College
Noah Fitzgerel

Our current perception of poverty is just as problematic as our lackluster means for addressing it.

Powerful Programs That Fight Poverty

Christian Science Monitor | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact

Over the past decade, aid organizations have moved from handouts and giveaways to making markets work for, and by, the poor....

The Emerging Metrics of Doing Good

Mark Hanlon | Posted 10.06.2013 | Religion
Mark Hanlon

Global poverty delivers a miserable ROI in the wasted potential of human lives. Talent that goes untapped. And the disease and decay that it produces. Fortunately, the way we fight it doesn't have to.

In Heaven, We Feed Each Other

Mary Ellen Jebbia | Posted 07.08.2013 | Religion
Mary Ellen Jebbia

If we are to end our own suffering, we need to start by seeking to help and allow ourselves to be helped.

Living On One Empowers U.S. Students To Fight Global Poverty

Julia Cashen | Posted 05.04.2012 | Impact
Julia Cashen

U.S. college students, Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci, take us on a journey into the realities of poverty as they live on a dollar a day in Guatemala in their documentary Into Poverty: Living on One Dollar.

Why Everyone Should Celebrate Jim Yong Kim's Election as President of the World Bank

Leslie Gerwin | Posted 06.25.2012 | World
Leslie Gerwin

This is a moment for Americans to recognize what Dr. Kim's work teaches us -- economic health depends upon healthy people and healthy communities.

Want to Fight Poverty? Give Someone a Stage

Keith Weissglass | Posted 06.11.2012 | Impact
Keith Weissglass

Ask a young person today, "How can you make the world a better place?" Few will reply, "Go to business school!"

WATCH LIVE Today: How Education Can Help Fight Poverty In America

Posted 03.26.2012 | Education

At 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, Mark Shriver, head of U.S. programs for Save the Children, will address middle and high students across the country in a...

Rich, Greedy And Blessed: God Wants To Save Us, Too

Christopher Cocca | Posted 10.01.2011 | Religion
Christopher Cocca

The truth is that many Western Christians could give a full tithe to their churches and a full second tithe toward the eradication of extreme poverty without losing much of our lifestyle.

How the Economists Facilitated the Crisis and Must Now Be Held Accountable

Stephen Zarlenga | Posted 08.07.2011 | Business
Stephen Zarlenga

With rare exceptions, those in control of the world's monetary/economic agenda and the theories supporting it have helped bring the world to its knees. Shouldn't they and their theories be held accountable?

Fighting Poverty: The Jesus We Serve, Or Deserve?

Ray Waddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ray Waddle

An easy temptation is to feel overwhelmed by poverty's pain and persistence. Yet thousands -- millions -- of people are fighting for solutions, wasting no time on the indulgence of defeatism.

Honoring the Dead: A Military Son's Christian Proposal for Peace

Rev. Donald Heckman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Donald Heckman

From the perspective of my faith and my experience, poverty and oppression are the real core of conflicts in our world today. They are the Petri dish of terrorism and insurgencies.

The Tale of the Tape: Child Almost Gets Left Behind

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

The way to ensure no children get "left behind" isn't more cash to schools, it's more resources to people.

Natalie Portman on Her New Role: Giving Women Hope

Marianne Schnall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marianne Schnall

In this exclusive interview, Natalie Portman talks about her work for FINCA International, how she balances her activism with her career as an actress, and her advice on making a difference.