Hunger in the News: Africa, criminal justice reform, and El Camino

Hunger in the News

Costa Mesa rally calls for immigration reform,” by Luke Money, Los Angeles Times. “More than 150 people from Orange County and beyond gathered in Costa Mesa on Friday night to show solidarity with immigrants and push for changes to the nation’s immigration system.

Poverty and inequality is entrenched, increasing in Africa, study says,” by Tom Murphy, Humanosphere. “By 2030, if current trends continue, sub-Saharan Africa will be home to 90 percent of the world’s children living in poverty. This is just one of the disturbing findings in a new report from the Overseas Development Institute, and one that runs counter to the frequently repeated claim that the world is on track to ending extreme poverty.”

Will states follow DOJ’s private prison move? Some are ahead of the feds.,” by Joe Davidson, The Washington Post. “If history is a guide, the Justice Department’s decision to phase out private prisons could have an impact well beyond federal Bureau of Prison facilities. Already, some states are ahead of the federal government in closing for-profit correctional locations. The move by the Justice Department could encourage more of that.”

Report: African Population Boom + Poverty = Dangerous Mix,” by Chika Oduah, Voice of America. “A new report says children in Africa may account for nearly half of the world’s poor by 2030. That prospect – the result of rapid population growth and continued poverty – poses problems for the continent, but a solution is not far off, some say.”

The Biggest Issue the Candidates Ignore,” by Joanne Goldblum, The Huffington Post. “About 45 million Americans, or just under 15 percent of the country’s population, are living below the federal poverty line.”

Adding Criminal Justice Reform to Prison Ministry,” by Morgan Lee, Christianity Today. “In the early 19th century, evangelicals were at the forefront of prison reform—England’s Elizabeth Fry being a foremost example. Today, while many churches have or support prison ministries of mercy and evangelism, very few work on criminal justice reform.” 

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