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Ture Mercy and Charity

From the October 2004 Print Edition

True Mercy and CharitySaving America:  Faith-based Services and the Future of Civil Societyby Robert Wuthnow  Princeton University Press. 352 pp. $29.95reviewed by Amy L. Sherman My heroine, Octavia Hill, chose to live in the slums of east London in the 1800s. Active in what would now be . . . . Continue Reading »

Tough Love

From the December 1996 Print Edition

Renewing American Compassion: How Compassion for the Needy Can Turn Ordinary Citizens into Heroes By Marvin Olasky Free Press, 201 pages, $21 As I write this, I am unsettled by thoughts of a boy named Kenneth, a mom named Tina, and a monstrous bureaucracy called HUD. In Oak Ridge Gardens, a . . . . Continue Reading »