You won't hear much about global poverty in the presidential debates, but if you care about what each candidate thinks about the poorest of the poor in the world — those living on less than $2 a day, the One Campaign has you covered.
They asked the question: If elected, what will you do to fight extreme poverty in Africa?
Several have responded (those who've dropped out have black and white pictures so you can keep it straight), and you can tweet or sign a petition to get those who haven't to respond. If there's a candidate you want to hear from, let them know.
Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, and Bernie Sander have submitted videos.
I plan to watch them all this weekend and send messages to those who haven't responded, whether they're my favorite or not because I want to hear from everyone who wants to lead this country.
Wait. What does politics have to do with Christianity?
It depends on where you're coming from. I strongly respect my brothers and sisters who believe the political system is ungodly, and so we should just continue being faithful followers of Jesus and ignore it.
When I read the prophets, I see them speaking to systems of power, especially corrupt systems, calling them to justice.
But if you don't think the presidential election can really help the poorest of the poor, I get that. Skip these videos and petitions, and please consider what you might do for the least of these. And please do share. I'd love to hear some nonpolitical ways to bring justice for those who most need it.