Category Archives: Government Aid

The Case for Donating Cash to the Poor

A story on npr highlights the result of a recent study conducted in Kenya: Over the past decade there has been a surge of interest in a novel approach to helping the world’s poor: Instead of giving them goods like … Continue reading

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Uganda Treats Refugees with Respect, So Why Can’t We?

According to Haydee Diaz, who works with Catholic Relief Services, Uganda has been successful in handling large numbers of refugees from the Congo (DRC) and South Sudan.  In an op-ed piece for the Washington Post, she bemoans the way the … Continue reading

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Second Thoughts About Elders Holland’s “Beggar” Talk

At the 2014 Fall General Conference of the LDS Church, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland gave a challenging and compelling talk concerning our obligations to the poor.  But I’ve wondered about a couple of things.  But they are very minor. First, … Continue reading

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