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Challenging the community to help people find pathways out of poverty

Challenging the community to help people find pathways out of poverty

| Kathy Tomlin | September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

There are several initiatives in the works to attempt to reverse the affordable housing shortage and the growing shelter demand.

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Suggested food eligibility cuts: 8 million more empty bowls

Suggested food eligibility cuts: 8 million more empty bowls

| Kathy Tomlin | November 8, 2011 | 2 Comments

Recently, I read an article from the New York Times that was examining the interesting convergence of home­less individuals and participants in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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Storm response brings opportunities for solidarity

Storm response brings opportunities for solidarity

| Kathy Tomlin | June 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

North Minneapolis is a resilient community despite the many times it finds itself in the middle of a storm’s eye. A number of different storms have plagued the area over the years, some of them simultaneously. It has seen more than its fair share of poverty, gang violence, joblessness and racial exclusion.

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Work still needed to create whole, healthy society, free of exclusion

Work still needed to create whole, healthy society, free of exclusion

| Kathy Tomlin | February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Forty short years ago, the Office of Urban Affairs, precursor to the Catholic Charities’ Office for Social Justice, was born.

The office was a necessary res­ponse by the church to the social, economic and racial unrest of the 1960s and 1970s. But the efforts of this one office were not enough.

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