The Anglican Gazette : Episode 23 Does God want us to eliminate poverty? 2017 09 22

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The Anglican Gazette show notes episode 23
September 22, 2017

Anglican news and Notes

Anglican Church of Canada to help establish indigenous church

Indigenous church possible by 2019,

New York priest is on a mission to help children trapped in sex trafficking at hotels

The biggest problem is lack of awareness

The end of the world or beginning of utopia, How does God want to bring forth his Kingdom?

A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing. And when Humanity lands there, it looks out, and, seeing a better country, sets sail. Progress is the realization of Utopias.
Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

What is basic income?

A basic income is a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all on an individual basis, without means-test or work requirement.

Why basic income?

Bregman argues that poverty doesn’t result from a lack of character but simply from a lack of cash–and that, correspondingly, the best way to end poverty is just to give money to the poor. To bolster this claim, Bregman outlines the findings of Canada’s Mincome experiment, a four-year experiment of guaranteed annual income conducted in Manitoba in the 1970s. Bregman further argues that basic income would liberate not only the poor but also the many other individuals who, in the current economy, are forced to work long hours in unnecessary and unfulfilling jobs.

Heaven can wait?

How basic income can help us realize Gods kingdom.

Rutger bregman Ted talk about basic income.



Anglicans and basic income. How do we view the least of these?

In the fourth century C.E., Saint Basil the Great, in one of his homilies, spoke to the economic injustice of his day:

Tell me, what is your own? What did you bring into this life? From where did you receive it? It is as if someone were to take the first seat in the theater, then bar everyone else from attending, so that one person alone enjoys what is offered for the bene t of all – this is what the rich do. They first take possession of the common property, and then they keep it as their own because they were the first to take it. But if every man took only what sufficed for his own need, and left the rest to the needy, no one would be rich, no one would be poor, no one would be in need … he who strips a man of his clothes is to be called a thief. Is not he who, when he is able, fails to clothe the naked, worthy of no other title? The bread which you do not use is the bread of the hungry; the garment hanging in your wardrobe is the garment of him who is naked; the shoes that you do not wear are the shoes of the one who is barefoot; the money that you keep locked away is the money of the poor; the acts of charity that you do not perform are so many injustices that you commit.

Scripture and poverty

What you can do?

By Omar Reyes 09/22/2017 02:49 PM

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