The Common Good

The Indianapolis Star

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Some believe that feeding the hungry is the job of churches and synagogues, not of government. Many congregations do what they can, through food pantries, feeding programs and financial contributions, but Jim Wallis of Sojourner reminds us that every house of worship would have to raise $50,000 a year to provide enough meals if we lost just $20 billion in SNAP benefits. The capacity does not exist.
Wallis has been telling Democratic Party officials that they need to learn at least the language of faith to avoid more of the defeats they suffered in the 2004 election.