Posts tagged "poverty"
Center of Gravity

Center of Gravity

By Ann Neumann While Bergoglio's selection may have excited Argentina's 31 million Catholics, it's fair to say that it hasn't shifted the Vatican's center of gravity very much at all.
Daily Links: Great Divides Edition

Daily Links: Great Divides Edition

Back from the Great Divide! Welcome to the fall, and a host of stuff you should be reading right now.

Give Us This Day Our Daily Links

Minority Rights are a "Special Privilege;" Next to Newt's Godliness; Tebowing the Spotlight; Catholic Attitude; Because Your Military Rulers Said So; The Sui Juris of Citizenship

Virtues of Engagement

An excerpt from Moral Ambition: Mobilization and Social Outreach in Evangelical Megachurches, a new book by Omri Elisha. There are many ways to be ambitious, and many different objectives that ambitious people aspire to aside from wealth and power. For those we call "people of faith," the life of religious commitment is a relentless, often...

Saved and Sacked; Fruits and Roots

Taking a qeue from William James (and the bible), David Bromwich asks if it's too late to examine the Obama-Bush presidency.  How has the first black president, who promised to return America to "the high moral ground" and by race and rhetoric signaled an allegiance to equality and justice, proven to be the perfect...

Authentic American Citizenship

Consider these two news bits from last week alongside the continuing denial of Obama's citizenship:  At the Guardian Amy Goodman reported that the death penalty case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther member who's been in jail for 29 years, was declared unconstitutional.

What Beck’s Marching For:
Making Social Justice Unjust

by Becky Garrison Look for the words social justice or economic justice on your church website. If you find it, run as fast as you can. --Glenn Beck, March 2, 2010 Since Beck uttered this and related comments on his radio show, much ink has been spilled decrying his analysis of one of the basic tenets of...

Equivocating Poverty

From Peter Laarman's post at Religion Dispatches, "Taking Back 'Big Government Liberalism'":
So here is my question for religious liberals and moderates [who] really do know what the Bible says: Do you care enough about the poor and vulnerable to declare yourself an unabashed Big Government supporter? Because equivocation on this one equals suffering and...