Meetings & Events
March General Meeting
Social Justice Issues; What can we do?
Thursday, March 27
Garden Center,3105 Grant
6:00 pm - Social Hour
6:30 pm - Program
The Big Questions
1. What are some factors that lead
to differences in income levels? Is income disparity an inevitable
element in our economy, or is it avoidable? Is the work of some worth
intrinsically more than that of others?
2. Is there something inherently
wrong about income inequality? At what point might differences in income
levels become so extreme that they could be viewed as obscene? Does it
matter what led to the income inequality? Give examples of righteous or
sinful ways of acquiring income that may lead to economic inequality.
3. Every financial interaction
involves mutual exploitation (each person -- on both sides -- uses the
transaction for profit). When does such exploitation become unjust?
4. Have you always had the same
level of income throughout your life? If not, what has contributed to
the variation in your income over time?
5. Why do you suppose we root for
"Robin Hoods" to fleece the rich to give to the poor? Is
income equalization a godly goal? Even if it is, does the attempt to
achieve it justify sins of envy, covetousness and stealing? Is there an
essential difference between taking from the poor to give to the rich,
and taking from the rich to give to the poor?
Please read the attached articles (Festival of Dangerous Ideas.docx
and Gap Widens Between the Wealthy and the Poor.docx)
for background information for our discussion and bring any other resources that are relevant.
We can continue this discussion at other meetings.
4th Thursday of each month (not during summer)
Board Meetings: 2nd Thursday of each month, 5:30 pm
Last Updated 03/24/14