Hub for Social Reformers
Blog of Urban Initiative's CEO
- “I Give You My Word:” A Christmas Gift That We Can Give Like No Other
The most precious gift that we could give to others for Christmas is our “word.” To say to someone “I Give You My Word” is a Christmas gift that can be deeply experienced like no other. It can be one of the most sacred gifts you can give to […]
- Piety, Penance, Prayer and the Pandemic: A Coming Lenten Season Like No Other
After the Coming Lenten Season, will we be the same person we were when the pandemic began or a different person preparing to minister in a post-pandemic world May we heed the Lenten call to imitate Christ’s Spirit-led withdrawal into a place of […]
- State of California’s Plans to Integrate a Wide-Range of Homelessness Data Sources Should Include Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Records of Persons Who Died Homeless
Homelessness is much more than the absence of physical housing; it is a tension-filled, trauma-filled, and treacherous condition that too often results in injuries and fatalities. Read more at State of California’s Plans to Integrate a Wide-Range […]
All the World's Social Reformers in One Place
- George Washington Carver
He transformed the humble peanut into a cash crop that changed the nutrient-bare soil and poverty-imprisoned lives of thousands in the southern U.S. Continue reading George Washington Carver at Hub for Social Reformers.
- Nellie Bly
A pioneer of investigative journalism, her stories about her undercover work in mental asylums and other institutions exposed and changed conditions for people across the U.S. Continue reading Nellie Bly at Hub for Social Reformers.
- Jacob A. Riis
“Emancipator of the Slums,” he threw himself into exposing the horrible living and working conditions of poor immigrants in New York through photography Continue reading Jacob A. Riis at Hub for Social Reformers.