Sunday, February 28, 2010

Nicholas Kristof has a good piece in the...

...Times today in which he challenges liberals and the non-religious (like me):

Some liberals are pushing to end the longtime practice...of channeling American aid through faith-based organizations. That change would be a catastrophe. In Haiti, more than half of food distributions go through religious groups like World Vision that have indispensable networks on the ground. We mustn’t make Haitians the casualties in our cultural wars.

A root problem is a liberal snobbishness toward faith-based organizations. Those doing the sneering typically give away far less money than evangelicals. They’re also less likely to spend vacations volunteering at, say, a school or a clinic in Rwanda.

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