The Common Good

The Jesus Panel At ISFLC

Date: February 10, 2014

To most, Christians and libertarians probably aren't seen as peas in a pod. Libertarians might assume Christians have a reputation for trying to force their morals on others through government policy, while many Christians think libertarianism compromises fundamental Christian values...

5. The social justice movement and poverty

The social justice movement is gaining popularity among young Christians today. In his most recent encyclical, Pope Francis critiqued the free market and attacked income inequality. Jim Wallis of Sojourners once argued for an increased minimum wage because he says “God hates inequality.” How should Christian libertarians respond to the social justice movement and the left’s concerns about poverty and economic justice?