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Taxing Churches Would Marry Church And State
Paul R. DeHart and Kevin Stuart, The Federalist

Saying government can tax religious organizations affirms the sovereignty of state over church.

Bulgaria should not let more migrants in, Orthodox Church says
Sofia News Agency

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church has announced it will help migrants who have arrived in Bulgaria, but has urged authorities not to let any more migrants in.

What the four previous popes had to say about socialism
Mark J. Perry, AEI Ideas

Pope Pius XI further emphasized the fundamental opposition between Communism and Christianity, and made it clear that no Catholic could subscribe even to moderate Socialism.

How We Should Help the Poor Escape Poverty
Collette Caprara, The Daily Signal

The Census Bureau’s most recent poverty data was released last week and, predictably, vast expenditures on anti-poverty programs have not budged the numbers: more than 45 million Americans are living in poverty.

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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