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Muslims, Monasteries, Jews, Sikhs, and Scholars Urge Supreme Court to Hear Landmark Religious Liberty Appeal
The Becket Fund

Diverse Group of Amicus Briefs Ask the High Court to Protect a Peaceful Hutterite Colony

The Many Faces of Neo-Marxism
Walter Laqueur, The National Interest

If this perceived Marx renaissance has little to do with the actual teachings of Marx, with which the poststructuralists, postmodernists and gender scholars seem only vaguely familiar, how does one explain the renaissance, however modest it may be and however restricted to elite Western universities that have little connection to today’s industrial working class?

Will the Tragedy of the Commons Claim our Dignity?
Julia Thompson, Values & Capitalism

Who is in charge of protecting the skies, the seas, the national economy or something like human dignity? The answer in a sense is “nobody” and in another sense, “everybody”!

How Will Pope Francis Address Persecution of Christians Around the World?
Joan Frawley Desmond, National Catholic Register

Authority Nina Shea discusses the issue and what awaits the Holy Father.

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).