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Grandfather’s body could be exhumed after relatives of Muslim buried alongside complain he was an unbeliever
Gregory Walton, The Telegraph

Local authority in Leicestershire tells the family of Shadrack Smith, 89, he might be moved to another plot after complaints from a Muslim family.

Study Claims Oil Divestiture May Hurt College Endowments
John Schwartz, New York Times

Universities that decide to shed their investments in fossil fuel stocks could hurt the value of their endowments, according to a new report.

American labor-union strikes are almost completely extinct
Matt Phillips, Quartz

In 2014, there were only 11 strikes or lockouts in the US involving more than 1,000 workers. That was down from 15 the previous year, and tied for the second-lowest total on record, according to just-released numbers from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Are Christ and Christianity Coercive? A Christian Economist’s Perspective
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

While Christianity is not coercive in that Christ tells us to give of our wealth others without cause, many shy away from Christianity because the choice between Christ and hell seems manipulative at best and malicious at worst.

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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