Religion: Lay Benevolence

Charity is changing its name. More and more widely it is now being called Social Work. Because almost all the Christian sects started among economically oppressed people, charity was a major function of the Church. But as the Church has Christianized the State, it has passed its charitarian burden to the State, releasing ecclesiastical energies for other occupations, viz. Prohibition.

Such thoughts as these were passing through the head of George Woodward Wickersham, chairman of the National Law Enforcement Commission when, last week, he addressed...

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