Interfaith Special On Poverty to Air April 26 On CBS

April 1, 2009

Author: Philip Jenks

Source: World Faith News

POVERTY: A TIME FOR SHARING, an interfaith religion special, will be broadcast Sunday, April 26 on the CBS Television Network. Check your local station for exact time.

Half of humanity lives on less than $2 a day. A billion people worldwide cannot read or write. Poor children die in great numbers from preventable diseases. Global poverty and its killing effect is on the rise despite ongoing efforts by governments, the United Nations, and Non-Governmental Organizations, including religious groups.

Poverty in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and how American religions serve the poor is the subject of POVERTY: A TIME FOR SHARING Americans of Faith Confront World Poverty, which will cite the work of Protestant, Catholic and Mennonite Christians, Jews and Muslims-all sharing a common thread of responding to immediate need and empowering indigenous peoples so they can control their own lives.