27 June 2011
by Dieudonné Manirakiza
The divide between the rich and poor came up a few times as a theme during the 2011 Denver Worldwork. This divide results in the exploitation of the poor by the rich at different levels of society. The consequences are that the rich are getting richer while the poor are getting poorer. This situation gets even worse when the rich are not aware of the sufferings of the poor or simply because the rich don’t want to know. This might be due to lack of awareness or the feeling of helplessness in front of the whole issue of poverty in the world. The feeling of helplessness exists on both sides when the poor are trapped in endless poverty.