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The Decline of the Civil-Rights Establishment
Shelby Steele, Wall Street Journal

Black leaders weren’t so much outraged at injustice as they were by the disregard of their own authority.

Pope Francis, Brazil, and the Lessons of Detroit
Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing

Raising up the poor takes economic growth and even the dreaded pursuit of real “profit,” something many Catholic reformers see as the problem rather than the solution. But it was the old capitalistic, profitable auto industry that once made Detroit a thriving metropolis.

Monks in Egypt’s Lawless Sinai Hope to Preserve an Ancient Library
Ladan Cher, Time

Just as they have done for 17 centuries, the Greek Orthodox monks of St. Catherine’s Monastery in Egypt’s Sinai desert and the local Jabaliya Bedouins worked together to protect the monastery when the 2011 revolution thrust Egypt into a period of uncertainty.

Creditor States Demand That Greece Reduce Clergy Salaries
Pravoslavie

International creditors are currently exerting pressure on the government of Greece, demanding that it cancel the salaries of around 9500 Priests.

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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