Poverty in America
August 9th, 2017

A recent study found that religion is a significant factor in how Americans perceive poverty. The results showed that Christians (and white evangelical Christians especially), were far more likely than non-Christians to blame poverty on the failings of the individual, and not their circumstances. Continue reading

A sign warning not to feed the homeless
July 13th, 2017

Way back in December, we wrote about the growing trend of cities criminalizing homelessness. As was the case then, churches continue to be on the front lines of this fight. The past few years has seen the number of homeless … Continue reading

A homeless man sleeps beside a building
December 28th, 2016

The Patapsco-Lodge Forest Cooperative Parish is no stranger to homeless outreach. However, they never imagined being punished for it. The Maryland congregation has been serving hot meals to the homeless every Friday night for over 20 years, and church officials … Continue reading