This week’s reading explores the role of religious values in shaping social welfare policy. How might religious values come into play in shaping programs like SNAP and TANF? What about your own religious values (or, if you do not identify as religious, your personal ethical or spiritual values)? How do those values shape your beliefs about programs like SNAP and TANF?
In the helping field, we often use our knowledge to help others expand their perspective. In response to your peers, discuss some points that may help to shift negative views of social welfare programs. Try to incorporate religious, ethical, or spiritual values to justify those points.