Blog author: jcarter
Thursday, January 3, 2013

Should government coerce charity?
Joel J. Miller, Patheos

When it comes to the question of social justice, there is more at play than the needs of the poor. Charity requires not only a recipient but also a giver, and that increases the issue’s moral complexity.

Protecting the Poor
St. Basil the Great, Preachers Institute

This great saint reminds us that it is the responsibility of individual Christians to care for the poor.

Can You Fight Poverty With a Five-Star Hotel?
Cheryl Strauss Einhorn, Foreign Policy

The story of how the World Bank’s investment arm hands out billions in loans to wealthy tycoons and giant multinationals in some of the world’s poorest places.

Business as Culture Making: Starbucks Comes Together
Greg Forster, Hang Together

Starbucks isn’t a religious institution, but it did something over the break that illustrates the basic point: it asked employees in its Washington, DC area stores to write “Come Together” on drink cups during the fiscal cliff negotiations.