Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Hunger and Homelessness on the Rise

Despite a war on poverty that began more than four decades ago, the ranks of the hungry and homeless in the United States are increasing even as government funding declines, a study released on Tuesday found.
[G]overnment cuts to social programs caused nearly one-fourth of the emergency food agencies to turn people away. More than three-quarters of shelters had no place for people to stay.

Reuters reports.

The Christian community must stand against these social sins. The time to revitalize the Social Gospel is now.


At 3:34 PM, Blogger DLW said...

It's important to remember that the increase in poverty and its failure to decrease as it did in the past in the US is due to the way the republican party gained ground starting in the early seventies in large part by virtue of the inflammation of the cultural wars.

To help improve the status of our democracy and therein how we treat the poor, one key strategy is to undermine the political solidarity among religious and social conservatives, so they won't keep giving their votes so cheaply to the economic-conservative dominated Republican party.


At 3:47 PM, Blogger jrl20 said...

What does it mean to try to deflame the culture wars? Does this mean compromising on issues like gay marriage? Did Jesus compromise? Did Martin Luther King?


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