ON-Lion Letter

Concern for the poor is at the heart of Christianity.  Christians are also called to contribute to human flourishing and create the wealth necessary to alleviate poverty.

In a wide-ranging essay from the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty in Grand Rapids, Mich., On Christians and Prosperity, Fr. James V. Schall calls us to think prudently about poverty and prosperity within the Christian tradition.  Schall asks core questions about the sources of poverty and prosperity and challenges some of the deeply embedded assumptions that arise from the currently dominant humanitarian framework.

A former professor at Georgetown University, Schall is one of the great teachers of political philosophy of our time.

In On Christians and Prosperity, he also reminds us that while economic development and the creation of prosperity are important, they are always in service to the higher things.  Economic prosperity alone is insufficient.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports the Acton Institute.

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