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Integral Human Development and Subsidiarity: A Closer Look
Matthea Brandenburg, PovertyCure

In pondering ways to address the complicated issue of poverty and reach out to those less fortunate, it can be beneficial to look to those already deeply involved in the poverty alleviation process.

British Airways discriminated against Christian staffer by asking her to remove crucifix, court rules
Associated Press

Religious freedom is a right but not an absolute one, Europe’s top court said Tuesday, ruling that British Airways discriminated against a devoutly Christian employee by making her remove her crucifix, but backing a U.K. charity that fired a marriage counsellor who refused to give sex therapy to gay couples.

A Congressman’s Crusade for Human and Religious Rights
Faith McDonnell, Juicy Ecumenism

Evoking the moral apathy and failure of the past, U.S. Representative Frank R. Wolf (R-VA) recently asked church leaders around the United States to use their influence for those who are persecuted.

Why Is There No Free Lunch?
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

Although the origin of the phrase “There is no such thing as a free lunch” is unknown, it goes to the core of economic thinking. It is one of the first concepts you learn in an introductory economics class.

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).