​Editor’s Introduction: Economic Equity and Justice

A persistent and unfortunate reality in our world today is that, in relative terms, the rich get richer even as the poor get poorer. Is this just the inevitable and tragic nature of life or are there certain economic, market and other forces that combine to produce such a result, namely, marginalization? In the wake Pope Francis’ call to nations to narrow the gap between the rich and poor, and the Christian commitment to economic equity and justice for all, this issue of the Journal of Lutheran Ethics examines unrestrained capitalism in light of the call to love of neighbor.