"'Sacred Texts, Social Duty' is a very important film, especially in this time wherein so many of our politicians and pundits seem to view taxation as one of the great illnesses of society. We seem to forget just what our taxes pay for and how necessary such things as public safety, education and transportation are. We have also forgotten that the three major religious traditions of Western civilization advocate for communal responsibility as it relates to the poor. I am most interested in using this film in the future for a program with Muslims, Christians and Jews and their respective clergy. The film, being so exceptionally well done, lends itself to communal dialogue among our congregants, clergy and politicians."
- Fred Guttman, Rabbi
Temple Emanuel - Greensboro, NC
"With keen insight into the social context of persons of faith in America, representative leaders from the Abraham traditions speak of the moral responsibility of taxes. The significant message of the documentary is that individual and congregational charity cannot resolve the urgent needs of those in charity. Only public morality through constructive, progressive tax policies can address the common good and move toward justice. EthicsDaily.com has provided a significant public service in re-framing the significance of taxes as viewed through the lenses of sacred texts. The unequivocal teaching of Hebrew Bible, New Testament, and Quran is that almsgiving demonstrates compassion and faith in God; these scriptures also advocate for participation in the larger social contract of taxation."
- Molly T. Marshall, President
Central Baptist Theological Seminary — Shawnee, KS
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