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Worth Worrying About? Same-Sex Marriage & Religious Freedom
Richard W. Garnett, Commonweal

Justice Kennedy’s Windsor opinion and much of the commentary celebrating it provide good reasons to be wary and worried.

Without Morsi, Christian persecution surges
Beth Byrd, Baptist Press

At least six Egyptian Christians have been murdered in a persecution surge following former president Mohamed Morsi’s removal from office July 3.

Study: World Is Turning More Religious; Atheism Declining
Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post

A new study says the world is more religious now than it was four decades ago, and this trend will continue to 2020 and perhaps beyond even as the global share of the nonreligious is likely to witness a sustained decrease.

Poverty has moved to the suburbs
The Economist

Americans tend to think of poverty as urban or rural—housing estates or shacks in the woods. And it is true that poverty rates tend to be higher in cities and the countryside. But the suburbs are where you will find America’s biggest and fastest-growing poor population.

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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