Tagged: poverty

What Will Make My Neighbors Healthy?

By Veronica Squires and Breanna Lathrop Poverty is a strong predictor of mortality and a critical social determinant of health. The Department of Health and Human Services lists poverty as a key component of...

Taking Jesus to the Voting Booth

By Beth Kearney As a sophomore in college, I was convinced that being an evangelical Christian translated into voting a straight party ticket. Three years later, I am discovering that my faith precludes a blanket endorsement of...

Losing at Monopoly: Blessed Are the Meek

By Scott Bessenecker What if there were secret rules to the game of Monopoly, hidden to the greedy, the arrogant and the power-hungry? What if things like giving away property, loaning money at low...

Will the Poor Always Be With Us?

By Bryant Myers One sometimes hears Christians, tired with the news of poverty and exploitation around the world, try to deflect the news by reminding us that Jesus said, “The poor will always be...

On Violence

By Jacques Ellul Unless Christians fulfill their prophetic role, unless they become the advocates and defenders of the truly poor, witness to their misery, then, infallibly, violence will suddenly break out. In one way...