PowerLinks – 01.25.13

Canary in the Coal Mine: Mounting Religious Restrictions in Europe Roger Trigg, Religious Freedom Project On January 15, 2013, the European Court of Human Rights issued judgments on four cases of great significance for the cause of religious freedom. Continue Reading...

Why Do the Wicked Prosper?

Why do the wicked prosper? This plaintive query is a consistent cry from the psalmist and the prophets. As Jeremiah puts it, “Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease?” The concern in large part has to do with injustice; why do those who are so morally and spiritually bankrupt enjoy such great temporal blessings? Continue Reading...

Acton Institute Ranked Among Top Global Think Tanks

The Acton Institute has again been named a leading think tank by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program. Writing about this new, 2012 ranking, Alejandro Chafuen, explained what constitutes a good think tank on the Forbes website: A “market-oriented” think tank is grounded on the reality that respect for private property within a context of rule of law with limited government has been the path for  the wealth of nations. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 01.24.13

At the Times, Religious Liberty is a Right-Wing Cause Matthew J. Franck, First Things Evidently, for the Times, devotion to religious liberty is now a right-wing cause. And it’s not as though the newspaper went looking for devotees of religious liberty and found only conservatives. Continue Reading...