Ukraine Catholic leader: government threats will not intimidate Church
Catholic World News
The leader of the Ukrainian Catholic Church has vowed that his clergy will not be deterred by the government’s threat to revoke the registration of the Byzantine-rite body.
5.3 billion people face harsh religious freedom restrictions
Brian Pellot, Religion News Service
Global religious hostilities reached a six-year high in 2012 and affected more people than government curbs on religious freedom, according to the Pew Research Center’s latest report on religious restrictions around the world.
A War on Income Inequality Is a Bad Idea
Tyler Castle, Values & Capitalism
President Obama has effectively declared a similar war on income inequality, which he believes “is the defining challenge of our time.” Expect more LBJ-like language about inequality when Obama delivers his own State of the Union address later this month.
Does the Bible Condemn Trade?
R. Mark Isaac, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics
Even when both economists and theologians acknowledge the “mutual benefit” motivation of free exchange, there is nevertheless a potential and important parting of the ways when the terms of “benefit” are dissected.