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with Kevin Conover

Curing Poverty – Star Parker

Jul 7, 2015 | Podcast | 0 comments

Whose job is it to take care of the needy: the government, or the church?  In this episode Kevin talks with national black conservative leader Star Parker.  Parker is the founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), a think-tank devoted to creating market…

Whose job is it to take care of the needy: the government, or the church?  In this episode Kevin talks with national black conservative leader Star Parker.  Parker is the founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), a think-tank devoted to creating market-based solutions to fight poverty.  She has spoken on more than 190 college and university campuses about anti-poverty initiatives.  In addition to these qualifications, she is intimately acquainted with the issues of poverty and welfare from experience: Star spent seven years of her life in and out of welfare dependency.

How did Star overcome her disadvantaged situation?  It turns out that the welfare system only caused her to remain dependent, and prevented her from working for fear that she would lose all of her support.  It wasn’t until she became involved in a church, which encouraged her to entrust her needs to God and release herself from the welfare system, that she was able to rise out of poverty.

To this day, Star believes that it is the church and not the government that can truly help the poor.  Government welfare is one-size-fits-all, but every impoverished person and family has different needs that only individual attention can address.  Kevin and Star discuss a variety of topics in a search for real solutions to this tough issue.

Go to UrbanCure.org to see what Star and her organization are doing to address current social issues.

This episode first aired on June 21st, 2015.

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