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Christendom’s Greatest Cathedral to Become a Mosque
Raymond Ibrahim, PJ Media

Turkey is reclaiming its jihadi past, while Europe is simultaneously erasing its own Christian heritage.

Feeding the world’s poor through efficient markets: A step in the right direction
Vincent Smith, AEI Ideas

The winners from the Royce-Engel amendment are numerous. They include the victims of the tragedies that have created famine and dire need, as well as ordinary US citizens who will feel grateful that, through the efficient use of markets, more people in real need are being helped.

Faith groups oppose legal prostitution because they care about women’s lives
Lorna Dueck, The Globe and Mail

In his day, Jesus was criticized for being a friend to prostitutes, outcasts and those on the margins. Some things haven’t changed in 2000 years.

The Five Best Economics Articles for Beginners
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

If you are interested in learning more about economics but feel short on time, below are five of my favorite beginner articles.

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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  • RogerMcKinney

    Faith based groups also oppose divorce, adultery, businesses being open on Sunday and many other things that we don’t criminalize. Legalizing drugs and prostitution (the two are closely linked) would go a long ways to help eliminate sex slavery.