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Almost all U.S. presidents have been Christians
David Masci, Pew Research

The U.S. Constitution famously prohibits any religious test or requirement for public office. Still, most of the men who have been president have been openly religious, with many belonging to some of the country’s most prominent Protestant denominations.

Man at the center of a free economy: 50 years after the death of Wilhelm Röpke
Flavio Felice, AEI

Fifty years ago, the German economist Wilhelm Röpke (October 10, 1899 to February 12, 1966) died. He was a leading figure of classical-liberal Christian humanism which contributed to the development of the so-called social market economy in the aftermath of the tragedy of the Second World War

Did a Massachusetts court ruling essentially ban Catholic schools?
Loredana Vuoto, Catholic News Agency

A Massachusetts court ruling against a Catholic school may have set a dangerous precedent that interferes with religious schools’ ability to hire staff consistent with their mission, critics said.

How Anti-GMO Activists Hurt the World’s Poorest
The American Interest

The campaign against genetically modified crops is holding back the developing world from more accelerated growth, according to a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF).

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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