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Canary in the Coal Mine: Mounting Religious Restrictions in Europe
Roger Trigg, Religious Freedom Project

On January 15, 2013, the European Court of Human Rights issued judgments on four cases of great significance for the cause of religious freedom. What they say could well have repercussions beyond Europe itself.

Message to Obama Council: Economic Freedom Leads to Global Development
Helle Dale, The Foundry

We already know what leads to higher living standards in the developing world. It is not developmental aid; it is economic freedom, including free trade—not the strongest suit for the Obama Administration.

Russian ‘police state’ erodes religious liberty
Baptist Press

Russian President Vladimir Putin has created a “police state” and imposed new laws to progressively erode religious freedom, according to an annual report compiled by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

John Calvin’s Contribution to the Biblical Doctrine of Work
Hugh Whelchel, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

During the Reformation, John Calvin, along with Martin Luther and others, helped Christians rediscover the biblical doctrine of work.

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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).