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ISIS Is Guilty of Anti-Christian Genocide
Demetrios of Mokissos, Wall Street Journal

As we remember the murder of the Copts, the world needs to call this crime what it is.

What voters want in a president today, and how their views have changed
Hannah Fingerhut, Pew Research

The presidential nomination contests are heating up and both parties’ 2016 fields have narrowed. And since it’s also Presidents Day weekend, it’s a good time to consider what voters want in a president, regardless of which candidate they may support.

Obama Should Call ISIS’ Actions Against Christians ‘Genocide’
Travis Weber, The Daily Signal

The European Parliament has unanimously passed a resolution referring to the Islamic State’s (ISIS) killing of religious minorities under its control as “genocide” in the Middle East.

Little Sisters of the Poor on Supreme Court case: Why we can’t “just sign the form”
Sister Constance Veit, l.s.p., Catholic Review

lthough we had never before involved ourselves in politics, in March of 2012 we felt compelled to publicly voice our opposition to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Contraceptive Mandate. Since then our convictions, based on Catholic teaching, have taken us from the District Court of Colorado to the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court, and finally to the U.S. Supreme Court, where our case will be heard in oral argument this March.

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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