We are afraid of religion because it interprets rather than just observes. Religion does not confirm that there are hungry people in the world; it interprets the hungry to be our brethren whom we allow to starve.
- Dorothee Sölle,
German theologian and writer, Death by Bread Alone (1975).
When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.
- Dom Helder Camara,
former Archbishop of Olinda and Recife, Brazil.