Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD News Group and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. His latest book is World View: Seeking Grace and Truth in Our Common Life. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

E pluribus unum

Life | Understanding the meaning of ‘We the People’
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 5/05/18, 09:29 am

Two years ago, as part of WORLD Digital’s Saturday Series, we published statements I made in 2008 during a debate with Christopher Hitchens at The University of Texas at Austin (Part 1 and Part 2). Hitchens claimed nothing good came out of Christianity.

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Martin or Matteo?

Poverty | A historical look at Protestant and Catholic poverty-fighting
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 4/26/18, 03:36 pm

James Whitford, 48, founder and director of the Watered Gardens Gospel Rescue Mission in Joplin, tells stories of rescues from poverty. He tells of Jon, once a homeless addict, who via the help of a mentor gained and keeps a full-time job. Whitford and his volunteers help each lodger at the mission set goals: “He has to be working toward those goals. The end goal is to eliminate homelessness in that individual’s life.”

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Welfare and work

Policy | First steps on a long and winding road
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 4/24/18, 10:32 am

Some Washington acronyms, like HHS and HUD, are well-known, but I’ll be surprised if any readers recognize a new kid on the block, RPA-POEM. That’s the acronym for “Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility,” the executive order Donald Trump signed on April 10.

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