How the Church Could Help End Global Poverty

Mobilizing the Church's untapped resources to empower, educate and change the face of poverty. Read More

Expectations are everywhere. They escort every thought, and they set life’s agenda. The sun will come up. I will eat. My car will start. My employer will pay me. Read More

Unconventional Ways to Fight Poverty

You don't have to start a charity or donate hundreds of dollars in order to help those in poverty. Read More

5 Controversies That Still Plague the Church

Many of the Church's most interesting debates are also their oldest. Read More

The Wrong Way to Approach the Poor

A few attitudes to get rid of before we attempt to help. Read More

Billionaire businessman and philanthropist Bill Gates thinks a lot about how he and his wife Melinda can use their wealth to help solve problems affecting much of the world. But in his most recent annual open letter, Gates’ wants to dispel three commonly held myths the he believes “block progress for the poor.” Gates believes that too often, people think that because of the state of current conditions “poor countries are doomed to stay poor,” that the spending of “foreign aid is a waste”, and “saving lives leads to overpopulation.” If you have a few minutes today, the graphic-heavy letter, which is loaded with stats about current anti-poverty efforts and ways you can get involved, is a fascinating read.

The belief that the world can’t solve extreme poverty and disease isn’t just mistaken. It is harmful. That’s why in this year’s letter we take apart some of the myths that slow down the work. The next time you hear these myths, we hope you will do the same.