Our society has made tremendous scientific and social progress. So why do unemployment, environmental destruction, and poverty persist? Are they evidence of poor choices and misplaced priorities?
At the Henry George School you will discover the true cause of and cure for problems such as low incomes, poverty and unemployment. You will understand why so few are so wealthy, while others go without basic necessities...read more
NEW If Only I Could Smile
Over one million children with unrepaired cleft lips face a lifetime of poor health coupled with economic and social exclusion. Representatives from Smile Train explain the causes and consequences of cleft lips on the affected children and their families, and detail steps being taken to make treatment available and affordable.
Smile Train’s mission is to provide a child born with a cleft the same opportunities in life as a child born without a cleft.
NEWThe Catholic Worker – “Comforting the Afflicted and Afflicting the Comfortable”
Since its inception in New York City in 1933 the Catholic Worker Movement has advocated for and provided practical assistance to those in need. Joanne Kennedy discusses the work of the Movement.
Joanne Kennedy is the managing editor of the Catholic Worker newspaper.
NEWHousing for All
Is safe and affordable housing a basic human right? Why does New York City have vacant lots, empty buildings, yet thousands have no place to call home? What should be done when both government and the private sector fail to provide adequate accommodation? Veteran housing activist Frank Morales shares his experiences of helping those in need.
Reverend Frank Morales is an activist on housing issues and lectures on urban issues at Parson The New School for Design.
Asian Miracle -Thirty years of economic growth throughout Asia has lifted millions out of poverty and raised standards of living. However, these gains have often come at the expense of environmental destruction, increasing inqeuality and curtailment of basic human rights.
Saturday, May 25 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Real Estate: Rediscovering Market Forces with a Fiscal Approach -People want to live, work and socialize in attractive neighborhoods and buildings that are conveniently located and reasonably priced. Increasingly, people are demanding that their community is eco-friendly.
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