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The Failures of U.S. International Religious Freedom Policy
George Weigel, First Things

So if the promotion of religious freedom abroad (like its defense at home) is both the right play and the smart play, why does the United States do it so badly?

Why Big Brother Is A Big Problem
Wesley Gant, Values & Capitalism

As Professor James Otteson of Yeshiva University discusses in this Learn Liberty video, there’s a tradeoff between liberty and security, and security comes at a price—he suggests it’s a price that’s even greater than just the liberty we give up for increased security.

Can Entrepreneurs Change the Way We Do Charity?
Brian Baugus, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

After billions of dollars in foreign assistance to these nations, why are they still poor?

Mary Ann Glendon and the Structure of Religious Freedom
Richard W. Garnett, Public Discourse

For its protection and flourishing, religious freedom needs not only limited government but also a social order that gives plenty of room to civic institutions and associations.

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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