Rebuilding a Detroit neighborhood, with faith and vines
Ingrid Jacques, The Detroit News
This priest is on a mission to beautify the neighborhood that surrounds his church on Detroit’s east side, where he has worked for 20 years.
Liberals abandon religious liberty
Ramesh Ponnuru, AEI Ideas
The American tradition of religious freedom has long included exemptions from laws that impose a burden on the exercise of faith. The Volstead Act implementing Prohibition, for example, made an exception for the sacramental use of alcohol. In recent years, though, liberals have started to turn away from that tradition — and come up with ever more inventive ways to justify doing so.
NC Supreme Court upholds school voucher program
Anne Blythe and T. Keung Hui, The News & Observer
The N.C. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that North Carolina can use public tax dollars to help children attend private and religious schools. The 4-3 decision reverses a ruling last summer by Judge Robert Hobgood in N.C. Superior Court.
How Christianity Redeems Consumer Entitlement
Daniel Davis, Values & Capitalism
Does capitalism encourage this mentality of consumer entitlement, and thereby discourage human virtue? And is capitalism fundamentally dependent upon this consumer-entitlement mentality?