Daily Lenten Reflection (3/15)

“Nearly one-third of the global urban population of 3.2 billion people now live in slums; and at least half of the slum population is under the age of twenty. This constitutes a return to the world of Dickens on a massive, global scale, with an estimated 100 million children living on the streets, and with women improvising livelihoods as piece workers, street vendors, cleaners, ragpickers and prostitutes.” Paul Ginsborg, The Politics of Everyday Life: Making Choices, Changing Lives (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005), 41-42


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