Category: Poverty

  • Beastly Economics & King’s Vision for the Poor People’s Campaign

    “…we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a “thing‐oriented” society to a “person‐oriented” society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered…True compassion is […]

  • Taking the Widow’s Mite: Economics from A Christian Perspective

    I think that economics is the bleeding edge issue of our time. I recently had the opportunity to hear Colleen Wessel-McCoy, a Poverty Initiative Scholar, talk on this subject and she helped me in framing some of these issues with the suggestions of this typology around poverty. There are at least four ways that we […]

  • This Little Light of Mine

    This Little Light of Mine

    This is a short-story about how two women helped to bring change in our community. Shortly after I became the pastor at Camas Friends Church I was in my office when a knock came on the door. A ragged-looking woman was standing in the window. It was obvious she’d spent some time on the street, […]