- Churches can help, but we're unable to deal with the systemic and structural elements.
- Non-profits can help, but like churches they can deal with symptoms not the systems.
- Government can help, and the government more than any other entity can help deal with the systems.
But even here not all of the issues can be dealt with. It takes us all -- government, nongovernmental, private and public, working together, seeking to find solutions, knowing that we'll never be able to address them all. We hear Jesus speak of judgment on those who fail to feed the hungry, give sustenance to the thirsty, clothe the naked. It is our responsibility -- all of us -- Jesus seems to say (Matthew 25:31ff).
By ourselves, we can do little. Together we can make a difference. What then can we do? What solutions do you suggest?