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The Jewish Approach to Welfare and Unemployment
Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, Huffington Post

The supreme act of welfare is to help people into work so that they no longer need the help of others.

What EEOC gets and HHS doesn’t
Kyle Duncan, The Becket Fund

The Greens are simply saying, “Leave us and our business out of this.” Not a difficult concept to grasp. What is puzzling is why the EEOC gets it, but HHS doesn’t.

Chaplain endorsers: Obama admin. opposition to religious freedom in military ‘chilling’
Alliance Defending Freedom

The Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, an organization of chaplain endorsers representing more than 2,000 current chaplains actively serving the armed forces, is calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to firmly reject President Obama’s attempt to minimize the importance of religious conscience.

The Biblical Definition of Flourishing
Art Lindsley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Flourishing means peace, or shalom, in every direction. Hugh Whelchel often talks about “reweaving shalom.” But what does shalom mean?

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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).