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Time for a tipping point on anti-Christian persecution
John L. Allen Jr., Crux

In the eyes of those truly paying attention, anti-Christian persecution is one of the transcendent human rights challenges of our time, and a priority that requires something greater than simply exhorting national governments such as Egypt to step up their own efforts.

The Biblical Basis for Putting Dignity and Respect at the Core of Any Poverty-Fighting Program
Kathryn Feliciano, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

If we truly believe that all people are made in the image of God, treating those we serve with dignity and respect must be at the core of any poverty-fighting program.

Business Tips From A Refugee Camp
Richard Davies, The Economist

Many of the Syrians who have fled to the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan have started companies there. Their business acumen would impress any management consultant.

How Trump Can Curb the Power of Unelected Regulators
Trey Kovacs and Daniel Cody, The Daily Signal

Do federal agencies face any limits on their power? Recently, a federal appeals court ruled that Richard Cordray’s position as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional in its design because the position wielded immense authority over American businesses and consumers with little to no checks on that power.

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).