Tuesday, October 6, 2015

In Response to the Fretful Mail and E-Mail That I've Been Getting for the Past Thirty Years

For some reason, either through a kind of self-service or the sclerotic thinking for which Protestant churches are notorious, many of my colleagues, although often well-intended, tend to see the world as it existed when we were all young, idealistic clergy.

Clearly, things have changed:
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of people living in extreme poverty is likely to fall for the first time below 10 percent of the world's population in 2015, the World Bank said on Sunday as it revised its benchmark for measuring the problem.