Christians are called to care for the poor and vulnerable. Our concern for the least among us follows directly from our faith. It is at the very heart of the Gospel. As policymakers continue to fight about fiscal and budget issues, we have joined with a diverse group of Christian organizations to form a Circle of Protection that calls upon our elected leaders to protect programs that serve the most vulnerable in our nation and around the world.
The plan would raise minimum wage by $6 — from $9 an hour to $15 — by 2020 for some 800,000 workers.
After this experience, I'm left contemplating three realities.
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