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Letters: Christian Income Gap?

Letter to the Editors

I appreciated Julie Polter’s piece “The Rich Get Richer” (August 2014) on the growing wage inequality between the CEOs of major corporations and their average workers. I recommend a follow-up piece on wage disparity trends in faith-based institutions and nonprofits. I’ve noted a predictable pattern of Christian-based organizations starting out demonstrating the kind of passion that has its leadership making great financial sacrifices in order to help accomplish its mission. As the organization grows and becomes more conventional and institutionalized, CEO wages rise to six digits and beyond while entry-level staff are paid standard low wages. What kind of Jesus-based countercultural example should we be setting in this area?

Harvey Yoder
Harrisonburg, Virginia

This appears in the December 2014 issue of Sojourners
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