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Meet the 19th Century American Who Warned About Big Government, Religious Liberty Assaults
Robert Moffit, The Daily Signal

2015 marks a milestone in American history. One hundred and fifty years ago, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant and ended the Civil War. Shortly thereafter, Orestes Augustus Brownson (1803-1876), a prominent journalist and philosopher, published “The American Republic,” an erudite defense of the Federal Constitution.

The oil boom in North Dakota now has a serious sex trafficking problem
Jason Gaines, Business Insider

North Dakota has seen an increase in demand for prostitution as more and more people flock to the state’s burgeoning oil region. Most of these oil workers arrested for solicitation are unaware that many of these women are victims of sex trafficking.

Discrimination against Christians ‘ignored’ across Europe – MPs
John Bingham, The Telegraph

Nursery worker challenges sacking over views on sexuality as Council of Europe warns of ‘intolerance’ towards Christian beliefs.

How to Fight for Social Justice Right Where You Are
Elise Amyx, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

You don’t have to fly to Africa to fight for social justice. You can do it right now in your office, on your campus, and at home. Just by bringing someone Nutella? Yep.

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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