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Russian Church to organize gathering aid for Syria

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has urged the believers to help those affected by the armed conflict in Syria amid the tragic events in the country.

‘Moral Mondays’ Protests in North Carolina Pits Liberal Christians Against Republican Legislature
Tyler O’Neil, Christian Post

The Raleigh, N.C. police arrested 120 protestors Monday involved in “Moral Mondays,” a weekly protest that takes place on Mondays against the Republican-controlled state legislature’s budget cut. The uproar has raised the question among the Christian community of whether giving to the poor is a private or a government responsibility.

Short Films and Cartoons on Economics
Compass Classroom

During the process of editing Economics for Everybody, we discovered a treasure trove of old films and cartoons on economics. – See more at:

Religious Liberty and the Gay Marriage Endgame
Ross Douthat, New York Times

Would social conservatives be better off with a swift judicial settlement on gay marriage?

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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).