Ukrainian Bishop: Government Must Respect Human Dignity, Sanctity of Life

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PowerLinks 02.24.14

Holding the Ropes Andrew Walker and Daniel Darling, First Things How religious liberty helps advance the gospel. Why We’re Keeping a $1 Million Koch Gift John Garvey and Andrew Abela, Wall Street Journal This Catholic university won’t cave to demands made by the liberal social-justice movement. Continue Reading...

Radio Free Acton: Examining the Ukrainian Crisis

In this edition of Radio Free Acton, Paul Edwards joins our crew to host a discussion of the crisis in the Ukraine, with perspective provided by Acton Director of Research Samuel Gregg, Director of Communications John Couretas, and with an insider’s perspective of current events from an evangelical Christian currently residing near Kiev. Continue Reading...
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A Lesson in Work Ethics from Mike Rowe

“The definition of a good job, the meaning of work,” says Mike Rowe, Acton’s favorite blue-collar philosopher of work, “[is] the willingness to see what a lot of people might call a bad job and only see an opportunity.” Rowe said jobs have been available since 2003, but Americans aren’t defining them as “good.” Meanwhile, employers are desperate for people willing to learn a “useful skill” and work hard.   Continue Reading...

UK Airports To Have Anti-Trafficking Teams

is reporting that, beginning April 1, specially trained teams will be working in UK airports to help stem the tide of human trafficking victims. The British government says it want to make sure that “there is ‘no easy route into the UK for traffickers.'” Home Office minister Karen Bradley said Border Force officers could be the ‘first authority figure in the UK to have contact with a potential victim of modern slavery.’ ‘Their role is vital in identifying and protecting victims and ensuring there is no easy route into the UK for traffickers’, she said. Continue Reading...

On Banning ‘Make A Difference’

One of my dreams is to meet the person responsible for introducing the charge to young adults to “go out there and make a difference.” Youth and young adults are pressured and challenged to go “make a difference” but making a difference has never been clearly defined or quantified anywhere. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.21.14

Kiev monastery a sanctuary for the bloodied and bruised Matt Robinson, Reuters It was a scene of quiet determination and order, a short walk uphill from the black smoke and violence of Independence Square, crucible of a geopolitical battle between Russia and the West. Continue Reading...

Of Bakers and Beliefs: Kirsten Powers’ Faith-Work Disconnect

In a recent column for USA Today, Kirsten Powers uses some legislation in the Kansas state legislature as a foray for arguing that, for many Christians, the supposed fight for religious liberty is really just a fight for the “legal right to discriminate.” Pointing to recent efforts to protect a florist, a baker, and a photographer from being sued for their beliefs about marriage, Powers argues that these amount to the homosexual equivalent of Jim Crow laws. Continue Reading...