Adoption and Orphan Care

What Must We Do About Foster Care

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Today I had a short piece published that I contributed to a symposium on foster care over at National Review.

Here’s an excerpt:

Christian churches historically have stood at the forefront of caring for vulnerable children in need of families. This is because the Old Testament and the New Testament both command the people of God to care for, as James put it, “widows and orphans in their distress.” More of this engagement is needed in the United States right now. The nation is riddled with blue-state and red-state ideological silos, but one of the very few things almost everyone in America can agree on is that the foster-care system is overwhelmed, and those bearing the burden are hurting children…

Read this piece and the entire symposium here.

We live in a fearful and cowardly time. The crisis we face is not a crisis of clarity but a crisis of courage.


About Russell Moore

Russell Moore is Public Theologian at Christianity Today and Director of Christianity Today’s Public Theology Project.