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Jewish Aleppo, Lost Forever
Joseph Dana, Tablet

The Syrian diaspora in Israel watches its once-vibrant ancestral home fall to ruin in the country’s civil war.

Republicans Are Wrong on Call for Gold Standard
Bruce Bartlett, New York Times

If the goal is to reduce governmental influence in monetary affairs and reduce financial instability, a gold standard would move in the opposite direction on both counts.

Government’s purpose is to serve citizens, Cardinal Dolan says
Catholic News Agency

Those seeking public office should remember the primary goal of government is to serve its citizens, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York said at the Republican National Convention.

5 Ways Pastors Can Encourage Working Men and Women
Daniel Darling

Yesterday America celebrated Labor Day, the holiday reserved as a tribute to American workers. This is a good time to discuss ways pastors and vocational ministry leaders can encourage working men and women in their congregations.

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).