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Author: Dr. Carolyn A. Roth

Dr. Carolyn A. Roth: Politics of Remittances

My favorite waitress is in the United States (US) illegally. Her employer pays her in cash. I have no idea whether or not she pays US taxes. She sends money to her parents in a Central American...

Abortion: Can We Change Our Minds?

Thirty years ago I participated in a Pro-Choice march. I believed that a woman should have the right to carry a pregnancy to term or the right to an abortion. At the time, abortions were...

Drug Trafficking: An Alternative Perspective

At a college meeting, I listened to a Mexican national vehemently condemn her country’s president for attempting to stop the drug traffic into the United States. Her argument was that El...

“You’re Not Going to Build a Wall!” Parallel from the Past

When Jews were permitted to return to Judea, most went to Jerusalem. Almost a century earlier, Babylonians destroyed most of the wall around Jerusalem when they sacked the city. For ancient...

Dr. Carolyn A. Roth: The Earth Groans

Stewardship of creation is good; however, stewardship doesn’t change how 21st century mankind got to the point where environmental stewarded is vital. When the earth was created, it was “Good.”...

Dr. Carolyn A. Roth: Mary and Migrants

“Mom, I’m pregnant.” Mary said to her mother. Astonished, Mary’s mother responded, “Mary, you know that you and Joseph shouldn’t have had sex until the betrothal period was over and you were...