End Poverty

Blog Action Day 2008 – Poverty is tomorrow, Wednesday, October 15, 2008.

On Blog Action Day over 9,400 registered bloggers, podcasters and videocasters are committing their October 15 blogs, podcasts, and videos to a discussion of the world-wide blight of poverty.

It is Blog Day’s intent to raise people’s awareness of the issue of poverty, hunger, and homelessness in our world and to initiate action that will bring poverty – what Michael Harrington referred to in his book, The Other America (1962), as the “other” world of the invisible, isolated and politically powerless poor- to an end.

But poverty is not simply an issue to be discussed. It is a reality in the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world. And it doesn’t just exist somewhere else. It exists in my community; it exists in yours. It is a travesty that must be addressed, dealt with, and eliminated.

You can find out more about Blog Action Day 2008 – Poverty at their website, along with information about how you can participate in the action, resources about poverty that will inform and move you, and a listing of registered participants.

Let’s pray and work together to meet people’s needs and end poverty.

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