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Why Should Christians Care About Economics?
Jay W. Richards, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

If Christ’s dominion extends over the whole of creation, why is economics often treated as if it is exempt from His reign? If all truths are God’s truth, why do we act as if our intellect is exempt from discerning truth in the discipline of economics?

Are Religious Institutions and Individuals Being Treated Like Second-Class Citizens?
John G. Malcolm, The Foundry

Religious freedom is one of the core principles on which the American system of government is based. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

Analysis: India’s narrow path to religious freedom
Steven David, Compas Direct News

In August, the high court of India’s Himachal Pradesh state rejected a portion of the state’s laws regulating religious conversion.

Lacking A First Amendment, Great Britain Is Hostile Toward Religion
Doug Bandow, Forbes

Great Britain and the United States might enjoy a “special relationship,” but they do not share the same commitment to religious liberty.

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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