In tough economy, agency sees 40 percent increase in calls for help

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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh is reporting a 40 percent increase in the number of calls from people seeking help as the country continues to struggle with the economy.


Unaccompanied migrant and refugee children a U.S. and global issue

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David Siegel takes a highly personal view of his job as acting director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement in the Department of Health and Human Services.


Forum examines response to torture by U.S. in interrogating prisoners

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A Fordham University forum talked about the response of American political, military, religious and medical groups to the use of torture in interrogations of prisoners by the United States since the 2001 terrorist attacks.


Are states taxing working poor into deeper poverty?

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Poor families faced income tax bills that pushed them deeper into poverty last year in nearly half of the states with an income tax, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.


'Tents of Hope' promotes awareness, action to end genocide in Darfur

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The artwork of students from St. Mary's School in Middlebury will join a display of about 400 decorated tents assembled on the National Mall November 7-9 to draw attention to the crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan.


Oil's well ends badly

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The current annual military cost of securing oil resources for the U.S. economy may be as high as $104 billion in peacetime--$215 billion if a portion of the extraordinary expenses generated by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are included.


Oil's well ends badly

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The current annual military cost of securing oil resources for the U.S. economy may be as high as $104 billion in peacetime--$215 billion if a portion of the extraordinary expenses generated by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are included.


Web site enables direct investment in global poverty fight

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Opportunity International, one of the world's largest and fastest growing microfinance organizations, today announced the launch of OptINnow(TM), a new initiative in the fight against global poverty.


Web site enables direct investment in global poverty fight

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Opportunity International, one of the world's largest and fastest growing microfinance organizations, today announced the launch of OptINnow(TM), a new initiative in the fight against global poverty.


Pax Christi honors Brazilian bishop for his efforts to save river

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Brazilian Bishop Luiz Cappio of Barra, who has led hunger strikes to protest a project to divert the Sao Francisco River, was this year's winner of the Pax Christi International Peace Award.


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