Grace for the Homeless

June 28, 2018By DPC EditorResources By Topic, Society

By: Esther Larson, originally posted at the Center for Faith & Work. I was recently waiting in line for a NYC public bathroom (total rookie mistake for a girl whose lived in NY for 6 years…) – waited for a few minutes, knocked, waited a few minutes, knocked.  Finally, a guy opened the door and said “I’m … Read More

Educating People with Disabilities

June 26, 2018By DPC EditorResources By Topic, Society

By: Josh Gotwalt, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. In 1972, an intrepid reporter named Geraldo Rivera (you really get the mustache when you see a 1972 picture of him), then a reporter for WABC-TV, conducted a series of investigations at Willowbrook State School, an institution for children with intellectual disabilities on Staten … Read More

Civility in the Public Square

June 7, 2018By DPC EditorResources By Topic, Society

By Tim Keller, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. This month I will join with Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times and John Inazu of the Washington University Law School, to discuss “Civility in the Public Square.” This could be read as nothing more than an appeal for people to be nicer … Read More

The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later

May 31, 2018By DPC EditorResources By Topic, Society

By Esther Larson, originally posted at the Center for Faith & Work. Don’t worry – I’m not going down the partisan route of talking about poverty through a political angle.  I’ll let Senator Cory Booker and Representative Paul Ryan’s words speak for themselves.  Rather, I”ll be considering the 50th Anniversary of the “War on Poverty” and how the Gospel transforms our thinking … Read More

A World Without Work

May 30, 2018By DPC EditorResources By Topic, Society

By Derek Thompson, originally posted at The Atlantic. For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing? 1. Youngstown, U.S.A. The end of work is still just a futuristic concept for most of the United States, but it is something like … Read More

Can Religious Charities Take the Place of the Welfare State?

May 25, 2018By DPC EditorResources By Topic, Society

By Emma Green, originally posted at The Atlantic. Supporters of Trump’s budget are eager to restore the central role of faith-based organizations in serving the poor—but it’s not clear they can be an adequate substitute for government. President Trump’s initial budget proposal would end aid for poor families to pay their heating bills, defund after-school programs at … Read More