“The economic growth produced by globalization and information technology has religious significance first and foremost because of the degree to which, more than any previous economic order, it allows us to alleviate poverty. ”
“A world in which the few prosper and many starve, offends our deepest sense of fairness and human solidarity. You do not have to be a convinced egalitarian to know that disparities of this magnitude – vast, concentrated wealth alongside widespread suffering – is intolerable. ”
“Poverty humiliates, and a good society will not allow humiliation ”
“We cannot enjoy the food of affluence while others eat the bread of affliction. We are not fully free if others are oppressed. ”