Report: Pandemic Expands US Inequality

Report: Pandemic Expands US Inequality

Inequality in the U.S. has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ (CBPP) report published Sept. 4. In late July, 12.1% of all U.S. families said they didn’t have enough to eat at some point in the past week....
Global Food Insecurity Could Hike by 11%

Global Food Insecurity Could Hike by 11%

Global food insecurity is expected to rise by 11% in 2020 due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report published in August. An additional 83.5 million people worldwide will face challenges in obtaining sufficient,...
When Western Countries Hoard Vaccines

When Western Countries Hoard Vaccines

Public health officials were frantically sending out warnings about the rise of a new H1N1 swine flu in the early spring of 2009. Early reports revealed the virus was extremely contagious and dangerous for people under the age of 60. On July 14, Margaret Chan,...
Pandemic Hasn’t Increased US Bible Engagement

Pandemic Hasn’t Increased US Bible Engagement

Bible disengagement remained static in 2020, according to the 10th annual State of the Bible report, published jointly on Aug. 13 by the American Bible Society (ABS) and the Barna Group. The report found no increase in Bible engagement resulting from the COVID-19...
This One Word Best Describes 2020

This One Word Best Describes 2020

I am not sure there are enough adjectives to describe 2020 so far. And none of them would be flattering in depicting what has been a strange and stressful year. COVID-19 pandemic, economic stressors and political campaigns are enough to test any person’s mettle, but...