Homeless holiday

Charity | Is a $20,000 soccer trip really the best way to help the homeless?
by Jamie Dean
Posted 7/23/05, 12:00 am

On the sidelines of a soggy soccer field in Charlotte, N.C., Stephanie Johnson sips Gatorade and hollers to her teammates: "All right now . . . Ya'll bring it home." The 45-year-old Maryland native never imagined she'd find herself playing defense on an amateur soccer team, primarily for one reason: Ms. Johnson is homeless.

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Papa of pop

Charity | Music star Steven Curtis Chapman promotes adoption on tour
by Mark Bergin
Posted 5/14/05, 12:00 am

Christian pop star Steven Curtis Chapman is challenging sold-out crowds on his current "All Things New Tour" to undertake the biblically mandated task of caring for orphans. And his audience is listening.

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Profiles in compassion

Charity | Most Americans wouldn't have to travel far to find a group that is remembering the poor and helping them change their lives
by Barbara J. Elliott
Posted 12/18/04, 12:00 am

From sea to shining sea, biblical compassion is alive and well in the United States. Here are capsule profiles of eight organizations that help the poor not only during the Christmas season but all through the year.

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