Friday, June 29, 2001

 
George Will takes a peek at some of the faith-based initiatives being proposed and enacted by Philadelphia mayor, John Street. There are some promising ideas here that aren't necessarily ingenius, they simply unencumber faith based organizations to work in schools, prisons, and the like -- therein lies their merit.

Will, a master with the pen, makes a succint and profound statement in this column that is right on target:

Much urban poverty is resistant to economic growth because it is rooted not in material deficits but in intangible deficits--of the habits, mores, values and dispositions necessary for thriving in an urban society.

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