The Common Good Press Items
Politics is one of two things for the most of us. For some, it is a high-level battle of ideas fueled by ideology, philosophy, and sometimes theology. For others, politics is about public policies that shape the flow of life on the ground, and it is personal. For me it is the latter.
In my job as an organizer, I get to speak with church leaders to discuss their work in charitable feeding programs. Every church I speak to has said the same thing lately: Need has doubled and we can’t keep up. As Jim Wallis of Sojourners points out in the Politico piece, with only 6 percent of food needs being filled by charities now, a cut in federal funding could not be offset by the work of churches and pantries.