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

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor
May 10th, 2017

A Texas mayor caused quite a stir when she made comments implying that Godlessness caused poverty. San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor was fielding questions at a public forum prior to the city’s recent mayoral election when she was asked: “What … Continue reading

pastoral care of the sick
April 30th, 2013

If we are to believe the words of her critics, the late Agnes Gonxha—better known as Mother Teresa—celebrated the pain and suffering of the sick and poor. In a recent Alternet article, Valerie Tarico explores the nun’s attitude toward suffering … Continue reading