Should We Balance Our Budgets on Backs of Elderly?

A.J. Heschel wrote 50 years ago about how to assess culture and society, and he is more right now than he was even then. “A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old,” he said. “It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a...

Why Disputes Between Churches, UK Gov’t Will Increase

Another avalanche of media coverage emerged recently about a row between the Church of England and the United Kingdom government. This time it relates to the refugee crisis. The bishops have accused the government of dragging its feet and not responding adequately to...

When Governments Talk Austerity, The Poor Suffer

When was the word “austerity” first used as a politico-economic term for the approach to dealing with the post-2008 banking crisis? My friend who asked me this always raises the kind of questions which act as warning lights about justice and injustice as...