Effective Compassion
James Allen Walker

Safe house

Compassion | WORLD's East Region winner, the Bowery Women's Center, provides addicted women security, stability, and the love of Christ
by Jill Lacey
Posted 7/15/11, 05:13 am

NEW YORK CITY-The name "Bowery Mission" is most often associated with a men's program in lower Manhattan and its storied past. Founded in 1879, Bowery is the third-oldest rescue mission in the country. Eleanor Roosevelt sang in the chapel as a child, J.C. Penney found salvation there, Fanny Crosby penned hymns for the mission, and President William Howard Taft dropped by in 1909.

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Photography by James Allen Walker

Cooking for Christ

Compassion | Victory Trade School of Springfield, Mo., is our Midwest Region winner, joining Challenge House of Hopkinsville, Ky., as a finalist in WORLD's sixth annual effective compassion contest
by Mary Hopkins
Posted 7/01/11, 05:39 am

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-Eric "Pork Chop" Wallace, 23, yearned to work as a cook, but in job-starved Modesto, Calif., he could not find a gig. His aunt told him about Victory Trade School (VTS) in Springfield, Mo., so in September 2010, he rode on a bus for 72 hours to southwest Missouri.

Tim Bailey, 25, served in Iraq, but found his military experience didn't count for much in the civilian world. Now he and Wallace are scheduled to graduate this fall from VTS Track Two, the culinary arts and hospitality classes.

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Photo by Luke Sharrett

Redefining 'social justice'

Compassion | Trevecca Nazarene program pursues neighborly compassion instead of political agenda
by Elizabeth Waibel
Posted 6/03/11, 05:33 am

Tiny leaves push through rich, brown soil in a greenhouse on the campus of Trevecca Nazarene University. Buckets of compost and the waste from a tank of tilapia fish feed the sprouting plants, which will soon be transferred to a community vegetable garden. There, rows of lettuce flourish a block away from the convenience stores and fast-food restaurants of urban Nashville.

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