May's theme is “Global Action”. As we have said from the beginning, the Foundation...“will transform lives locally, nationally and globally.” Although there is much need here in the United States, the Foundation believes, as Martin Luther King, Jr. did, that a great nation is also a compassionate nation. Most Americans, though we know we have much poverty and other social ills that affect many in our society, can’t imagine the staggering poverty present in so much of the world. A few facts:
The above facts were extracted predominately from the World Bank, and there are many more sad facts like those above. It is heartbreaking that so many children and people suffer across the world. As Pope Francis has said: “The times talk to us of so much poverty in the world and this is a scandal...in a world where there is so much wealth, so many resources to feed everyone, it is unfathomable that there are so many hungry children; so many children without an education; so many poor persons. Poverty today is a cry.” The Pope’s words are universal, and not just applicable to Catholics. The Foundation will continue to join others in the fight against poverty in all its forms, wherever we find it. Global action, indeed.
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