On Monday, October 17, 2016, The Daniel Society was honored to join the United Nations and other NGOs to recognize and address the humiliation and exclusion that many people living in poverty endure.
“Wherever men and women are condemned to live in extreme poverty, human rights are violated. To come together to ensure these rights are respected is our solemn duty.” (Father Joseph Wresinski, engraved on the commemorative stone at the Trocadero Human Rights Plaza, Paris.) Monday, October 17, 2016, was the United Nations’ International Day for the … Continue reading Highlights from the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
On Sunday, October 9, 2016, The Daniel Society attended a celebration of a new partnership between International Lifeline Fund and ClearWater Initiative at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Recently, the U.S. admitted its 10,000th Syrian refugee, reaching its goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees for the fiscal year. National security adviser, Susan Rice, stated that the president understands “the important message this decision would send, not just to the Syrian people but to the broader international community.” Syria is the world’s largest … Continue reading U.S. Accepts Syrian Refugees Ahead of Schedule
“The end of extreme poverty is at hand—within our generation—but only if we grasp the historic opportunity in front of us,” argues internationally renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs in his seminal work The End of Poverty. I join the optimism and idealism of Mr. Sachs to believe that people can—and should—be lifted out of extreme poverty. … Continue reading Why Not End Extreme Poverty?