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Thought For the Day: In A Country Well Governed, Poverty Is Something To Be Ashamed of. In A Country Badly Governed, Wealth Is Something To Be Ashamed Of

“In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.” – Confucius

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Thought For the Day: The Off-Ramp Out of Extreme Poverty Is, Ugh, Commerce, It’s Entrepreneurial Capitalism

“I ended up as an activist in a very different place from where I started. I thought that if we just redistributed resources, then we could solve every problem. I now know that’s not true. There’s a funny moment when … Continue reading

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Always Time For A Story

Always Time For A Storyby Michael DoyleQuietly sitting on the pewThere in one sense, familyWearing our brother’s coatAnd in this, draped in povertyKeeping warm on Christmas nightAll for the sake of spirits brightKept a flicker in swaddling clothesAs only as … Continue reading

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Sharing God’s Love

Sharing God’s Loveby Michael DoyleStrange…at this time in historyThat two thirds of children live in povertyThis is something we can changeIf only our priorities, we would rearrangeEach step that we might takeCan be the difference that we makeThis is the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Elitism, Not Racism, Is the Biggest Obstacle In Overcoming Poverty

“Elitism, not racism, is the biggest obstacle in overcoming poverty.” – Robert Woodson

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On Being Indigenous In the 21st Century

On Being Indigenous In the 21st Centuryby Michael DoyleIn this world of the modern ageWhen most wish to appear a wise sageIt is pithy to posture and sayIn that pseudo-intellectual wayThat the indigenous follow Mother Nature’s wayThough if you were … Continue reading

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Reflections In Darkest Times

Who should we turn to in these times if not God? Reflections In Darkest Times by Michael Doyle In these days of riotous insurrection I find myself quietly in my reflection Spending moments silently alone Needing love to be as … Continue reading

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Shrunken Jesus

It’s a paradox really… Shrunken Jesus by Michael Doyle We trust as we say with our might Believing as we will in truth and light That Jesus has the power to save our souls Then in whispers we wonder at … Continue reading

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The Moral Imagination

It is not enough to give to our children and our society definitions of right and wrong or normless stories and books leading to an inability to make the profound decisions needed for the better world we so desperately need. … Continue reading

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Choice To Be Made

What it really all comes down to, I think, anyhow… Choice To Be Made by Michael Doyle What this all comes down to For the likes of me and you Is if we’ll let our nation live in fear Or, … Continue reading

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