Economic equality

I feel absolutely confident that the biblical understanding of “economic equality,” or equity, demands at least this: God wants every person, or family, to have equality of economic opportunity at least to the point of having access to the necessary resources (land, money, education) to be able to earn a decent living and participate as dignified members of their community.aThis kind of equality of economic opportunity is … a clear, powerful biblical demand–which, if implemented in our world, would help correct a terrible evil that still persists…. We still live with over a billion desperately poor neighbors.

Ronald J. Sider
Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger