Liberation Theology insists we cannot be satisfied with mere acts of charity like helping out at a soup kitchen or delivering bags of groceries to needy families at Thanksgiving (though these kindly acts are not to be discouraged). We are called to go beyond charity to address the economic and political structures and policies that make for poverty in our world. It is our duty to challenge the choices of those who are wealthy and powerful (starting with ourselves!) that result in so many living lives of quiet desperation.
-Br. David Vryhof, SSJE