Category: Economic Justice

The Right to Work

By Matt Curcio The United States is in the middle of an employment crisis—one that will probably never be covered by Fox or CNN. Politicians are super proud of being able to get that big scary...

Creating Discomfort

Caring for the disadvantaged will do that by Paul Borthwick In an article titled “Christians and the Loss of Cultural Influence,” Peter Wehner wrote: As the dominant culture moves further and further away from...

God’s Economy of Togetherness

by J. Mark Bowers During an election year, everyone is an expert on the economy—from billionaire businessmen and career politicians to your high school Facebook friends. For many Republicans, the free market is the...

Protest and Invest

by Rodolpho Carrasco Christians need to change the way we teach and preach economic justice. Most of us have been to the one-hour workshops where the leader spends the entire hour pointing out injustice,...

Why Shouldn’t We GiveDirectly?

by Bruce Wydick One of the most exciting new ways for people to give to the poor in developing countries is through transferring cash directly to them—yes, that’s right—simply giving money to the poor. ...

The Bad News About Good Works

by Robert D. Lupton As an urban activist who has worked with poor people for over four decades, I’ve seen firsthand that charity often hurts the people it was designed to help. Our very...

Closing the Gender Gap in Tanzania

Plant With Purpose trains entrepreneurial women farmers by Heather Tomlinson Poking around my small backyard vegetable garden, I tire quickly, and the fruits of my work are scanty. Yet on a recent trip to...

Mary and Money

by Paul Alexander Jesus’ mom rocks. In Luke 1, Mary has the nerve to say that, because God is at work in the world, “The hungry have been filled with good things and the...

Should We Call It Sin?

Naming gross economic inequality in the US by Ron Sider At a conference a couple of years ago at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard Professor Robert D. Putnam asked to eat lunch with me....