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In China, a church-state showdown of biblical proportions
Robert Marquand, Christian Science Monitor

Christianity is booming in China, propelling it toward becoming the world’s largest Christian nation. But as religion grows, it spurs a government crackdown.

To rescue girls from sex trafficking, Indian activists confront tradition and family ties
PBS Newshour

In India, a new law punishes human traffickers rather than the girls who have been forced into prostitution, sometimes by family members. In the second report of a two-part series, special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro joins human rights activists and the police as they go into homes and brothels in search of victims of the sex trade.

Three Ways You and Your Church Can Effectively Fight Poverty
Elise Amyx , Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

There is no one formula for charity and poverty alleviation because God has all equipped us to fight poverty differently. Everyone has different relationships, resources, information, and strengths they can contribute.

Minimum-Wage Laws Are a Triumph of Emotion over Logic
Daniel J. Mitchell, The Federalist

It’s very frustrating to write about the minimum wage. How often can you make the elementary observation, after all, that you’ll get more unemployment if you try to make businesses pay some workers more than they’re worth?

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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