A summary of the documentary films produced by the Baptist Center for Ethics
By: Cliff Vaughn
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A forthright critique of Obama's plan to limit tax deductions on charitable giving is now required. Charitable giving is fundamental to tens of thousands of houses of faith and their many institutions.
Faith and taxes may be a forbidden topic in many houses of faith, but it was the focus of the Baptist Center for Ethics' annual luncheon during the CBF General Assembly.
Tickets are now available for the annual ethics luncheon during next month's General Assembly of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Buy them now before they go up on May 31.
While churches and nonprofits can help those in need, the situation has become so complex that state and national governments must play a role. And that's where our taxes help.
Grover Norquist taps public resentment of taxes without a hint of his underlying opposition to Social Security, public education and all that makes middle-class prosperity possible.
EthicsDaily.com's "Gospel Without Borders" earned a Silver Telly Award, and "Sacred Text, Social Duty" was honored with a Bronze Telly. The two documentaries were among 11,000 entries.
Disappointed you didn't win a Mega Millions windfall? Join the club. State lotteries have failed to deliver on repeated assurances that they would be a windfall for public schools.
Illinois became on Sunday the first state to sell lottery tickets over the internet, a move that one anti-gambling advocate described as a "dangerous precedent."
Three social justice documentaries by EthicsDaily.com will air in early 2012 on Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters, the nation's largest interfaith broadcast channel.
Many of our nation's wealthiest corporations don't pay their fair share in taxes. When they leach off society, the burden for a good society spreads to others less able to pay. That's unfair.
If GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul wants churches to cover health care costs for the uninsured, the self-proclaimed Christian should disclose his charitable giving as evidence of his commitment.
GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain's support of a "fair tax" idea is hardly fair to people who are scraping to get by. Wealthier people with the ability to invest will pay a smaller percentage as their wealth increases.
As President Obama called for economic growth involving fair taxation and "The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart engaged a guest on taxation and wealth, a group of students discussed taxation and moral leadership.
Countering the voice of the anti-tax, anti-government crowd, those who believe government has a role in providing society's safety net think it is essential to give a hand to those whom society counts least.
What's the Christian response to the national debt? How do the debt and our weak economy affect the poor? Participants viewing the EthicsDaily.com documentary on faith and taxes wrestled with these questions.
As Christian leaders sought to impact congressional tax and budget policies, Rush Limbaugh and liberal MSNBC pundit Lawrence O'Donnell traded barbs recently over what Jesus' policies would be on taxes.
President Obama says he wants to end the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. GOP leaders say "no" to taxes. And several polls show the majority of Americans say tax the rich.
Some politicians insist entitlement programs must be reformed to help our economy. But is this so-called reform merely a maneuver to reduce one kind of entitlement in order to protect entitlements for those in power?
With 975 employees in its tax department and spending more than $200 million to lobby Congress for favorable treatment, General Electric lets taxpayers foot the bill while it rakes in profits and avoids taxes.
A Methodist Sunday School class in Nashville is doing something that rarely happens in the nation's pulpits; class members are making the connection between faith and taxes.
Schools may falter, the elderly and ill may suffer and our children may be trapped in poverty, but none of that seems to sway the political right from its single-minded mantra of no taxes.
Goodwill faith leaders must sound the alarm and put taxation on the moral agenda of houses of faith. To continue avoiding the topic and denying the good that derives from a just tax system is morally irresponsible.
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With every GOP leader preaching tax cuts, one Republican sounds like John the Baptist in the wilderness. His words affirm that Americans are in a dream world about cutting taxes. And we had better wake up.
EthicsDaily.com had a record-smashing month in October. What caused our readership to skyrocket? One reason is that we address timely issues from a centrist moral perspective that is rooted in the biblical witness.
Questions of taxation would seem to be political issues upon which the faith community has little to say. However, the three Abrahamic traditions speak of the need for funds to be gathered for the common good.
To "seek the welfare of the city" in our day takes the form of generosity of heart when paying taxes. We all benefit by a tax system that protects the most vulnerable and requires those with greater resources to live justly.
Not every issue was able to make the cut in EthicsDaily.com's new documentary, including several interviewees discussing the failure of trickle-down economics.
Producing EthicsDaily.com's new documentary, "Sacred Texts, Social Duty," involved distilling more than 30 hours of footage to a single compelling hour that explores faith and taxes in a topical fashion.
The newest documentary from EthicsDaily.com tackles the most forbidden topic in houses of faith – taxation. How do people of faith address one of the most contentious topics in the public square?
With anti-taxers at a fever pitch and politicians locked in an angry stalemate over taxation, EthicsDaily.com is releasing a documentary on faith and taxes, "Sacred Texts, Social Duty."
The Web site for EthicsDaily.com's hour-long documentary "Sacred Texts, Social Duty."