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The Case for Donating Cash to the Poor

A story on npr highlights the result of a recent study conducted in Kenya: Over the past decade there has been a surge of interest in a novel approach to helping the world’s poor: Instead of giving them goods like … Continue reading

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Do LDS Proselyting Missions Change Attitudes Toward the Poor?

According to David Evans at timesandseasons.org writes: In a recent research paper, economist Lee Crawfurd seeks to answer this question by comparing missionaries who served in a predominantly high-income region – Europe – with those who served in low- and middle-income … Continue reading

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Global Extreme Poverty

Recent United Nations’ Report While global poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 2000, one in ten people in developing regions are still living with their families on less than the international poverty line of US$1.90 a … Continue reading

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Elder L. Whitney Clayton: What Was He Thinking?

At the Spring 2016 BYU commencement ceremonies, Elder L. Whitney Clayton left the graduates with a strange message.  In an era when the LDS Church is experiencing difficult times, what is Clayton’s message? importance of maintaining connections with families, friends … Continue reading

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Melinda Gates: Why Poverty is Sexist

By Melinda Gates, Co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation [1] Women and girls are more likely to be impoverished, less likely to get an education and more likely to suffer bad health. And when they’re born into poverty, … Continue reading

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The Recent Tragedy in Paris and the LDS Church

I served 2-1/2-years in the LDS Franco-Belgian Mission in the 1960s.  While it wasn’t spiritual experience that I had hoped for, it was a wonderful introduction to France and french culture.  In many respects I was converted to absurdism, the … Continue reading

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Second Thoughts About Elders Holland’s “Beggar” Talk

At the 2014 Fall General Conference of the LDS Church, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland gave a challenging and compelling talk concerning our obligations to the poor.  But I’ve wondered about a couple of things.  But they are very minor. First, … Continue reading

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