Poverty lives beneath the surface; hidden, pushed down by shame and power. The slim majority of Americans don’t think of it–except when it comes close. Then prayers rise begging God to let that cup pass from us. But, when the current cost of living is considered, nearly half of all Americans are suffering under the poverty-line. For them, poverty did not pass. It camped out in the kitchen. It is personal. It bars food from entry, wrecks havoc on family health and destroy dreams.
This month host Lisa Sharon Harper (Freedom Road, LLC) is joined on Freedom Road by guests, Ciara Taylor (Dream Defenders and The Poor People’s Campaign), Sister Simone Campbell (Network Lobby), and Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith (Bread for the World). Four diverse women shine light on this thing we call poverty. Listen as they share their own connections to poverty and wrestle with critical questions: What is poverty? What are its roots in the U.S.? Who is impacted? How are they impacted? How is it different than yesterday? And how do we end it?