Marriage for the 99%: Seeing Family as a Social Justice Issue | Christianity Today: Caring for the least of these has been a central part of Christian history, since Acts 6 and the church's first seven deacons. Christians started the first hospitals, soup kitchens, substance-abuse centers, and orphanages, and urged the abolition of slavery. . . . But an important new angle on social justice is emerging in academic circles that every concerned Christian should understand and acknowledge, a central factor in determining whether one lives in poverty or not. . . . For the past 20 years or more, though, the unexpected factor in whether our neighbors and their children rise from poverty is marital status.
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