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3 Ways Christians Can Disagree About What to Do About Poverty Politically
Derek Rishmawy, Reformedish

I’m not arguing for a particular political policy or party, or against a particular policy or party, despite what this may look like. I’m just trying to facilitate calmer, more empathetic, and Christ-like discussions within the Christian community by pointing a few things out.

For Syriac Catholic patriarch of Antioch, US, EU and Gulf states stir hatred in Syria
Simone Cantarini, AsiaNews

For Ignatius Joseph III Younan, a Christian presence in Syria is essential for confessional reconciliation between Alawis and Sunnis.

Canadian deans accused of ‘anti-religious bias’ over attempt to block Christian law school
Sarah Boesveld, National Post

In a letter publicized this week, the Canadian Council of Law Deans took aim at Trinity Western University’s “community covenant” — a code of conduct that includes a pledge to remain “abstinen[t] from sexual intimacy that violates the sacredness between a man and a woman.”

Why the Chicken McNugget Is a Great Argument Against Strong Patent Laws
Jordan Weissmann, The Atlantic

How the unpatented research of a brilliant food sciences professor may have helped make the fast-food icon possible.

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).