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Church-run credit unions keep the faith despite challenges
Katelyn Ferral, Religion News Service

As church attendance has fallen nationwide, some small, local church-based credit unions have shuttered.

How School Choice Is Lifting Up Puerto Rico’s Children After Hurricane Maria
Jude Schwalbach, The Daily Signal

Out of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria came an opportunity to reform the ailing education system on the island.

Supporters hail Asia Bibi acquittal as ‘great day’ for religious freedom
Elise Harris, Crux

Observers who’ve watched the dramatic case of Asia Bibi unfold over the past eight years said that despite some immediate backlash, the Pakistani Supreme Court’s decision Wednesday to acquit the Catholic mother of five of blasphemy charges marks a major step toward making the country a more modern, tolerant nation.

The global systems which enable major scale corruption in Africa can’t be fixed in Africa
Amanda Sperber, Quartz

National and international factors create the environment for the staggering levels of illicit financial activity.

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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).