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PowerLinks 04.14.14

Trade, Not Aid, Could Protect 100,000 Children in Africa Ryan Olson, The Foundry One of these good policies would be free trade. According to a new report from the European Commission, nearly 30 countries on the continent still maintain tariffs on mosquito nets of up to 20 percent. Continue Reading...

Acton On Tap: The Real War On Women

Elise Hilton speaks at San Chez Bistro in Grand Rapids, Michigan – April 8, 2014 On  Tuesday evening, Acton Communications Specialist Elise Hilton led a great discussion on the topic of “The Real War On Women” at Acton On Tap, held at San Chez Bistro in Downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Continue Reading...
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Vatican Draws Connection Between Family Values, Economic Development

A prominent Catholic bishop recently told development experts at a UN meeting that the family is the time-tested “building block” of a charitable and economically prospering society. He said healthy, stable families allow “intergenerational solidarity” to take root in cultures, where the young gratuitously care for their elders, and vice versa, out of a fundamental Christian moral duty and capacity for human love. Continue Reading...

Why Your Job Pushing Paper Can Help Change the World

More than at any time in the last hundred years, Christians (at least in those in America) are beginning to recognize that, as Greg Gilbert and Sebastian Traeger say, “our jobs are an arena in which God will work in us and through us to make us more like Jesus and to glorify himself.” Yet it’s often easier to recognize this truth in the abstract while failing to understand how it could be true for our own jobs. Continue Reading...

Now Available: ‘Scholarship’ by Abraham Kuyper

“What should be the goal of university study and the goal of living and working in the sacred domain of scholarship?” –Abraham Kuyper Christian’s Library Press has just released a new translation of Abraham Kuyper’s Scholastica I and II, two convocation addresses delivered to Vrije Universiteit (Free University) during his two years as rector (first in 1889, and then again in 1900). Continue Reading...

Surrogacy As Human Trafficking

According to the Polaris Project, human trafficking is defined as, Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. As defined under U.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.11.14

Hillary Clinton praises bravery of Pussy Riot band members who desecrated Russian Orthodox cathedral Kirsten Andersen, LifeSiteNews Former Secretary of State and likely Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton posed for pictures Friday with members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, just months after they were released from prison after storming the sanctuary of a Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour to mock Christianity. Continue Reading...

How Bitcoin Could Help the World’s Poor

Bitcoin is dead, long live Bitcoin. A few weeks ago the IRS killed off any chance that Bitcoin could become a mainstream currency. That’s probably for the best since it clears the way for it to become something much more important: the world’s first completely open financial network. Continue Reading...