Members of Congress: Call Your Pastors and Rabbis

At The New Republic, Amy Sullivan writes on the roles religious and governmental organizations play in poverty alleviation programs. Citing Mississippi State University historian, Alison Collis Greene’s article here at Religion and Politics, Sullivan notes that religious congregations do not have the funds to provide services at the same level as the federal government. Sullivan writes, “Congregational membership levels are down in almost every religious tradition. And as a result, their resource pools have shrunk,” leading to fewer contributions to social programs administered by church and other religious communities.

Read at The New Republic

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