Justin B. Fung

Tag: poor

Two presidents on American priorities

President Franklin D. Roosevelt: The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. Second Inaugural Address; January 20, 1937 President Dwight D. Eisenhower: Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket […]

“The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it.”

To mark Earth Day, head on over to God’s Politics and check out the post I wrote. Here’s a teaser: Today is Earth Day, an occasion for marking our responsibility to care for our world and the environment. It seems trite to have just one day to remind ourselves of the importance of this — […]

Cornel West to Barack Obama: "How deep is your love?"

Excerpts: Despite your brilliance, despite your charisma, I’m disappointed when it comes to the fundamental question of priorities, of urgency. How deep is your love for poor and working people? You’ve changed the image of America, but don’t simply be the friendly face of the American empire. Many lives hang on your courage, and you […]

God loves the poor; do we?

Original post: March 7, 2008; update: January 27, 2010. It’s certainly interesting to look back on the journey that I’ve been on over the last couple years. It so happens that I’ve been reading Jim Wallis’s The Great Awakening at the same time as I’ve started going through Isaiah, and at the same time, God […]

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