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By Martin E. Marty June 30, 2014

New research shows that charitable giving for religious organizations declined in the past few years. This trend, Martin Marty suggests, both reflects American’s dwindling interest in religious institutions and offers an opportunity for religious organizations to appeal to "the better angels of their nature."

December 18, 2012

Krista Tippett on not playing the Christmas game of obligatory gift-giving and the redemptive human need for one another.

June 04, 2008

Finding the line between doing good and crippling those one's trying to help — at home and abroad.

January 19, 2008

I’m confused. An immense amount of media coverage has been dedicated this past year to philanthropic organizations associated with high-power people and companies doing charitable work in a different way. Bill Clinton has argued that pharmaceutical companies can even make a fair margin off of cheap drugs to developing countries in Africa.

Does corporate social responsibility lead to greater profitability for a company’s shareholders? An article in The Harvard Business Review debunks the idea and determines that there is “a very small correlation between corporate behavior and good financial results.”

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