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Obama, God, and the Profits
Mark Rienzi, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty

Earning money doesn’t suddenly give the government the right to extinguish your constitutional rights.

Christian Martyrs to Islam, Past and Present
Charlotte Allen, Wall Street Journal

The making of the new saints was a vivid reminder of something that many people, including historians, prefer to gloss over: the pattern over the centuries of Islamic persecution of Christians that continues to this day in many Muslim-majority lands.

Religious liberty advocates call for faiths to join forces
Allison Pond, Deseret News

An attack on the religious liberty of members of one faith is an attack on all faiths, religious freedom advocates and faith leaders were told at a conference on Thursday.

Religious Freedom: A Civil-Rights Issue
Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review

In many respects, religious freedom has always been a civil-rights issue. It’s perhaps unique among civil-rights issues in that it was the impetus for many of the first American colonists to risk their lives to settle in the New World.

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).