Author Okwudili Achunonu Explores the Realities of Global Poverty

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Insightful literary masterpiece takes a close-up look into the political influences that cause inequality and economic deprivation.

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A news article recently posted by Western Farm Press reveals that U.S. government organizations like the Millennium Challenge Corporation and the United States Agency for International Development are pushing through with their plans to aid impoverished and hunger-stricken developing countries in terms of agricultural efforts. These programs are geared towards the improvement of infrastructure, providing advanced technology, and training farmers with more innovative methods. In line with this, author Anthony Okwudili Achunonu presents Poverty and the Church in Igboland, Nigeria, a compelling book that explores the root cause of poverty within a geo-political region of the world.

The main objective of Achunonu’s work is to re-evaluate the true meaning of the term ‘poverty’ in the world as a whole and in Nigeria in particular. From a sociological point of view, poverty is the natural consequence of economic inequity amongst social groups, a type of inequity often generated by the inability of the political class to provide and maintain basic amenities in the society. This book highlights so many complex reasons that are responsible for this type of inability, prominent amongst them being the mismanagement of funds in most political setups.

Compelling and informative, Poverty and the Church in Igboland, Nigeria is a useful tool that delves deep into the social, political and economic aspects of poverty, illustrating that there is indeed a great difference between the poverty in western countries and in all other countries in the world.

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About the Author
Anthony Okwudili Achunonu, born in 1968, hails from Isiekenesi in Ideato South Local Government Area, Imo State. He obtained his Bachelor of Philosophy and Bachelor of Sacred Theology degrees from Seat of Wisdom Seminary, Owerri - an affiliate institute of Pontifical Urban University, Rome. He was ordained a Catholic priest for the diocese of Orlu, Nigeria, on the 19th of August, 2000. Following his ordination, he served as an assistant secretary to the bishop and was subsequently sent on a mission to the diocese of Tricarico, Italy in 2004, where he served as the Vicario parrocchiale of Santa Maria delle grazie in Oliveto Lucano provincial di Matera. During his pastoral engagements he earned his Master’s degree in Pastoral theology from the Pontificia Facoltà Teologica dell’ Italia Meridionale San Tommaso D’Aquino, Napoli, (2007) as well as his doctorate degree in Pastoral theology from the Pontificia Universitas Lateranensis Rome (2012). He enjoys playing football.

Poverty and the Church in Igboland, Nigeria * by Anthony Okwudili Achunonu
Publication Date: 11/5/2012
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