Religious liberty in employment marches forward across the Atlantic

On Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services issued two interim rules rolling back the HHS mandate, which requires employers to furnish female employees with contraception, sterilization, and potentially abortifacient drugs for “free.” The two rules, which take effect immediately, do not repeal the HHS mandate. Continue Reading...

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‘Work Songs’: A new collection of hymns on work and vocation

In June of 2017, a group of 60 Christian creatives gathered in New York City to discuss and reflect on the intersection of worship and vocation. Known as the The Porter’s Gate Worship Project, the group is comprised of musicians, pastors, writers, and scholars, aiming to “reimagine and recreate worship that welcomes, reflects and impacts both community and the Church.” Their first album, Work Songs, is a collection of 13 modern hymns, each crafted to connect the meaning and dignity of daily work with the heartbeat of God and the Gospel. Continue Reading...

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How the Medieval Church Made Modern Liberty Paul Rahe, The Imaginative Conservative It is a small step from the charters and constitutions of the Medieval Church to our own Declaration of Independence. Continue Reading...
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What a Chinese economist learned from American churches

“Only through awe can we be saved. Only through faith can the market economy have a soul.” -Zhao Xiao When French diplomat and historian Alexis de Tocqueville visited America in the 1830s, he marveled at the “associational life” of American communities, noting the particular influence of religion and local churches. Continue Reading...

Audio: Rev. Sirico on the air

Acton President Rev. Robert A. Sirico has been busy on the airwaves of late; here’s a roundup of his latest radio interviews: On September 19th, Rev. Sirico joined host Thaddeus Romansky on RED-C Catholic Radio in Waco and College Station, Texas to discuss the compatibility of social solidarity and free markets, and the interface of religion and economics more generally. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 10.05.17

How do the socialists explain away North Korea? Kristian Niemietz, CapX There’s a tradition on the Left of endorsing, and then disowning models of socialism. Is Development Aid the New Colonialism? Continue Reading...
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