Poverty and suffering are perhaps some of the most challenging thoughts for a religious seeker to confront and reconcile. This Wednesday offers a good opportunity to flush out some of your thoughts as Blog Action Day 2008 is challenging all bloggers to discuss the issue of poverty to launch a worldwide conversation. I am perhaps most fascinated and excited by this model of journalism, a kind of open source community effort focusing on a global issue. I will posting my thoughts from a professional perspective over at my blog on MicroFranchising and if I can work in two posts in one day I would love to address the issue from a religious perspective in this forum. If you plan on posting yourself go to the Blog Action Day website to register to help them show the impact of the day.