Books Of Interest September 23, 2013

English: Camden, New Jersey is one of the poor...

English: Camden, New Jersey is one of the poorest cities in the United States. Camden suffers from unemployment, urban decay, poverty, and many other social issues. Much of the city of Camden, New Jersey suffers from urban decay. 日本語: ニュージャージー州カムデンのスラム. Svenska: Camden, New Jersey is one of the poorest cities in the United States. Kiswahili: Camden, New Jersey ni moja ya mataifa maskini zaidi katika miji ya Marekani. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I ran across these in my reading this week and I hope they may be of interest:

The American Way Of Poverty: How The Other Half Still Lives      Sasha Abramsky

This book focuses on a problem dear to my heart: poverty in America. Mr. Abramsky tells the stories of the new working poor as well as the long-term chronically poor. He also looks at the financial inequality and brings forth ideas about how to move America towards a fairer system.

The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking And The New Gospel Of Adoption     Kathryn Jones

Explores how Evangelicals use adoption in the form of The Great Commission as well as the how and why Christians adopt children from the Third World. Ms. Jones also explores the crimes against children as well as the conflicts between the religious right, adoption trade groups and the U.S. government.

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