Does the church have an obligation toward the poor? To answer this question one must define what poverty is, which is this article's starting point. It explains that poverty is about both the poor and the rich. It then highlights three things the church cannot ignore in relation to poverty.
Public policy and faith are often difficult to relate. This essay wants to help construct a biblically informed perspective on matters of public policy as it relates to labour, poverty, and wealth. It offers an analysis of the book of James with attention to passages that deal with the rich and the poor and examines the implications of these Christian public ethics.