Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 06.15.18

Help is on the way for Middle Eastern Christians, writes @USAIDMarkGreen
Mark Green, Wall Street Journal

Under President Trump’s orders, USAID is directing aid to persecuted communities in Iraq.

Workers aren’t buying the idea that robots are going to destroy their jobs
Dan Kopf, Quartz

American workers know the truth. Their jobs aren’t going anywhere.

Pope Francis says we must ‘listen to,’ ‘answer,’ and ‘free’ the poor
Claire Giangravè, Crux

In his message for the World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis expressed his hope that it be “celebrated in the spirit of joy for the rediscovery of our capacity for getting together,” with an emphasis on the importance of collaboration – not just among religious groups but also with secular ones.

Trump’s backward-looking trade strategy threatens America’s future, experts say
Stephanie Murray, Politico

President Donald Trump’s refusal to make multilateral trade deals suited to the 21st century economy could cost the U.S. key influence in the global market for decades to come, a group of trade policy experts said at a debate Wednesday evening.

Joe Carter

Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).