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Did Jesus Oppose Poverty?
Fr. James Schall, The Imaginative Conservative

The last thing that the poor want is to live in poverty. To escape poverty, they had to learn how to be not-poor from the rich who had learned it before them.

Why the Poor Die Young
The Atlantic

A massive study of health and income found that smoking, obesity, and exercise are the most important determinants of longevity. Poor neighborhoods score worse in all of them. What’s going on?

Tax exemption, churches, and the communities they serve
Barrett Duke, ERLC

Alleviating human suffering wasn’t only a work for Jesus to perform. He expected his church to engage in this work as well

The Economics of Human Trafficking
Baylee Molloy, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

The human trafficking industry is estimated to generate around $150 billion annually. The industry spans the world, energized by the power of globalization. It targets vulnerable populations affected by war, poverty, and oppression.

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Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).

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