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PowerLinks 07.12.19

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Building A Culture of Religious Freedom
Charles J. Chaput, Public Discourse

If we believe in an afterlife where we’re held accountable for our actions, then that belief has very practical implications for our choices in this world.

Mike Pompeo unveils panel to examine ‘unalienable rights’
Caitlin Oprysko, Politico

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday unveiled a new Commission on Unalienable Rights, a panel he said is aimed at providing him with “an informed review of the role of human rights in American foreign policy.”

USDA Is Funneling ‘Trade Aid’ to the Agriculture Sector. It’s Old-Fashioned Corporate Welfare.
Daren Bakst and David Ditch, The Daily Signal

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is disguising corporate welfare as “trade aid” for farmers hurt by the trade war with China.

9 Essential Points on the Theology of Work
Art Lindsley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

It is more true to say that we live to work than it is to say that we work to live.

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).