Poverty News Round Up

Over at the endpoverty blog I write a weekly feature summarizing the top poverty news for the week and some lectionary commentary.

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To paraphrase Karl Barth, one should preach with a Bible in one hand, and a newspaper in the other. To make that easier, we’re continuing to bring you the top stories in poverty for the week, and we’ve added some brief commentary based on the Revised Common Lectionary for each week. As always, leave a comment if you think we missed a big story.

The Newspaper:

1. The Senate passed a Farm Bill. The House is expected to vote later in the month.

The bill “would cut $24 billion from farm spending over 10 years, including a $4 billion reduction to food stamps….The House is working on a rival, $940 billion farm bill that cuts spending by $39.7 billion over 10 years, with $20.5 billion of the cuts coming food stamps.”

2.  The Farm Bill  includes an amendment that would prevent felons from receiving nutrition assistance.

“If it becomes…

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