08/17/2012 12:22 pm ET

Tithing: Where Does the Money Go? Where Should It Go?

Is giving money the only way to give back?

In tough economic times, tithing -- the practice of giving 10 percent of one's income to a religious community -- can be controversial. For some, even dropping a bit of cash in the church collection plate is a major sacrifice.

A recent HuffPost Live segment explored the different ways of donating, and asked a tough question: Should religious groups be responsible for showing where exactly donations go?