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Let me take a moment to brag about my colleague Samuel Gregg, the Director of Research here at the Acton Institute.

Almost every week we post an article or video by Gregg here on the PowerBlog, and yes, that’s partially because he’s one of us. But we’d be promoting his work even if he wasn’t a part of Acton for the simple reason that Gregg is one of the most articulate defenders of ordered liberty in the world.

Don’t just take my word for it, though. Watch this short video interview with Guatemala’s Universidad Francisco Marroquin to see how adeptly and succinctly Gregg makes the case for how religious liberty and economic freedom benefit societies by promoting human flourishing and reducing poverty.

A sample: “If you destroy religious liberty, you can destroy anything,” says Gregg. “Because if the government is capable of taking away people’s religious freedom, that’s which is the thing that people are most likely to fight for, there’s really nothing else that will stand in their way.”

 

 

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Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).

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