By: Zach Dawes Analyzing taxation from a faith perspective has become taboo. It's rarely discussed from the pulpit; theologians have shied away from it. Yet a just tax system is one avenue by which we pursue the common good.
By: Lori Walke People of faith should work to make sure that our state and federal taxes go to the common good, specifically for economic justice, public education and social services for our most vulnerable neighbors.
By: Bob Browning Paying taxes is the duty of every citizen. In the U.S., we have a say in how the government levies, collects and distributes our taxes. As Christians, we must join these discussions because the gospel shows up in budgets.
By: Ralph Martire Creating tax fairness by designing the income tax to correspond with ability to pay is a venerable principle that goes back to 1776. Of 41 states with an income tax, 33 have fair, graduated rate structures. Illinois doesn't.
By: Lee Camp Thomas Paine used the Bible for his critique of the political powers of his day but had no further use for it. Today, self-professed Christians use the Bible for their heedless pursuit of power.
By: Lee Camp Thomas Paine delivered a devastating blow by pointing out the flaws of a monarchy. Perhaps we need a modern-day Paine to help us see the flaws of the U.S.'s out-of-touch democratic aristocracy.
By: Ferrell Foster The Johnson Amendment prohibits partisan political involvement by nonprofits and churches, protecting them from political manipulation. Rolling it back will harm churches and the U.S. political process.
By: Zach Dawes Record lottery jackpots in the U.K. and the U.S. are grabbing international headlines and emptying wallets. But lost in all the excitement over the big payoff are two troubling realities.
By: Paul Hobson The British government's welfare reform bill is a dangerous shift that will harm poor families and their children, according to a report from churches representing several faith groups.
By: Colin Harris Many who work two or more minimum-wage jobs find it difficult to break poverty's chains. There's an interesting parallel between those who defend the current system and those from the past who defended slavery.
By: David Brattson "Taxes are what we pay for civilized society," U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once said. It is also what we pay for the privilege of being disciples of Jesus Christ.
By: Zach Dawes Taxes are essential to a functioning society, yet you'll rarely hear a sermon or attend a church study on the topic. Christians need to engage in more frequent moral and ethical reflection on taxation.
By: Laura Taylor Taxation can be one of the best ways in which a society can share its burdens, duties and responsibility to provide for our mutual "common good." And large corporations shouldn't be let off the hook.