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Don’t Give Up on Giving: How a Theology of Creation Informs Resilient Poverty Solutions

Recently, Joe Coletti at The Federalist wrote about private giving in his reviews of Robert Lupton’s “Charity Detox” and Arthur Brooks’ “The Conservative Heart.”  Coletti contrasts old concepts of charity with the efforts of people like Lupton, who founded the...

Wasted Land, Wasted Opportunity

Walk through any major city and you will see weedy lots, fenced-in squares, and derelict developments that many of us try to ignore. Many of these places sit in the middle of the densest, most prosperous areas of urban America. Cities with underdeveloped or vacant...

Policy for the People

Is policy made to help people or places? This is a central question politics is built to answer, and for too many years America’s leaders have answered wrongly. They have favored improving place at the expense of bettering the lives of people. The triumph of place is...

Does Wealth Make Us Less Religious?

According to a study from the Pew Research Center, the answer to this question appears to be yes. “In general, people in richer nations are less likely than those in poorer nations to say religion plays a very important role in their lives,” the authors report. The...