Charity Without a Welfare State


Emma Green has an essay over at The Atlantic which asks Can Religious Charities Take the Place of the Welfare State?

Dismantling the welfare state as thoroughly as he [Trump] has proposed would be a radical overhaul of the American system. It would shift not just government, but the way organizations that partner with it—including a lot of religious groups—provide services to the poor and vulnerable.

Read the whole thing and then consider this. Perhaps a better question to ask is: Why did we religious folk allow government to usurp our proper role in caring for the poor and the distressed?