John B. Chilton is an economist, who has taught in universities around the world and who now teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia and his PhD in Economics from Brown University. His academic interests are applied game theory, industrial organization, labor economics, public policy, and poverty.

Churches partner to provide a place for homeless families to park overnight

Churches partner to provide a place for homeless families to park overnight

“There’s worry about the other person. There’s worry that they’re going to be disruptive, they’re going to be messy, they’re going to smell, and the facilities will get trashed. None of that happened, and none of that has happened at any of the churches.”

Episcopal Church in Alabama buys, forgives $8.1 million of medical debt

Episcopal Church in Alabama buys, forgives $8.1 million of medical debt

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Mountain Brook, in partnership with the Diocese of Alabama, recently bought and forgave $8.1 million in medical debt. Because hospitals sell off unpaid bills at discounted rates, the church and RIP Medical Debt were able to buy $8.1 million in debt for just $78,000.

The Episcopal Church knew plenty about serial child sex abuser

The Episcopal Church knew plenty about serial child sex abuser

Victim Meg Yarbrough: “I have never understood how the Vestry of Grace Church in 1996 refused to fire Howdy after the West Virginia case,” she said. “Bishop [Robert Hodges] Johnson [Diocesan, Western North Carolina] wanted to … It weighs heavily on me that I didn’t go to Bishop Johnson then.”

Former Episcopal priest pleads guilty to serial child sexual abuse

Former Episcopal priest pleads guilty to serial child sexual abuse

The details of the assaults, as read into the record by Welch, were horrendous. White used not only his position of power within the church to abuse children, but also his status as a guardian ad litem. Two of the four victims were troubled teens who came to stay briefly with White, who was at the time considered a responsible adult. In addition, he frequently used alcohol as a means to both draw close to and impair his victims. – The Mountaineer

Names of heads of school implicated in cover-ups to be removed from school buildings

Names of heads of school implicated in cover-ups to be removed from school buildings

There is no alternative context for the trustees, in our fiduciary duties to the present and future school, as well as to the past, in which we can examine the instances of the Rectors’ failures to protect and safeguard children. – Archibald Cox, Jr.

Court rules breakaway cannot call itself The Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina

Court rules breakaway cannot call itself The Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina

“The Court finds it undisputed that the Defendants infringed on TEC and TECSC’s marks, diluted TEC’s marks and engaged in false advertising regarding their affiliation with TECSC and their identity. Therefore, as detailed below, the Court issues an injunction against further trademark infringement, trademark dilution, and false advertising.”

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