For the birds

The news doesn’t seem to get any better lately: recent numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that women ministers make, on average, 76 cents for every dollar male ministers make for comparable work. That’s even worse than the 83 cents...

Slavery and Today’s So-Called Job Creators

A writing project many years ago required a fairly thorough review of the arguments for and against slavery in the U.S. South during the 30 years that led up to the Civil War. The case put forth by the abolitionists was fairly predictable, reflecting the increasing...

Living Wages: How to Match Ideals to Reality

“Wages of Sin” read the headline of a report that the Church of England does not pay all of its employees a living wage. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby called it an embarrassing reality and noted that Canterbury “was moving very, very...