Category Archives: Poverty

Growing Up in Poverty

One of the assignments I give out in my sociology classes is to watch documentary about poverty in the United States called, The Line.  After watching the documentary the students are asked to submit a 2 page summary of what they saw … Continue reading

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Is Economic Inequality a Sin?

I recently read an article where the author asked if evangelical pastors were ready and willing to call economic inequality and inequality of opportunity a sin? (Here is a link to that article.) The writer of this article stated, “…the … Continue reading

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A Lack of Knowledge About Hidden Rules

This is part 9 in a series on poverty, following Dr. Ruby Payne’s 8 basic resources that people in poverty lack. Here is a link to part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, and part 8. A simple definition of poverty … Continue reading

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A Lack of Relationships / Role Models

This is part 8 in a series on poverty, following Dr. Ruby Payne’s 8 basic resources that people in poverty lack. Here is a link to part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, and part 7. … Continue reading

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A Lack of Support Systems

This is part 7 in a series on poverty, following Dr. Ruby Payne’s 8 basic resources that people in poverty lack. Here is a link to part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, and part 6. A simple definition of poverty is a … Continue reading

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A Lack of Physical Resources

This is part 6 in a series on poverty, following Dr. Ruby Payne’s 8 basic resources that people in poverty lack. Here is a link to part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, and part 5. A simple definition of poverty is a lack … Continue reading

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A Lack of Spiritual Resources

This is part 5 in a series on poverty, following Dr. Ruby Payne’s 8 basic resources that people in poverty lack. Here is a link to part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4. A simple definition of poverty is a lack of basic … Continue reading

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