There are dirty political games behind the Iraq conflict, says Chaldean Patriarch Sako
Gianni Valente, Vatican Insider
“There’s no future for us if the Lord does not help us.” There’s suffering and concern in Louis Raphaël I Sako’s words. The concern of a pastor who sees that his flock is in danger and the suffering of a child of the Chaldean Church who sees Christianity’s age-long history quickly heading towards oblivion. A history that has irrigated the lands between Mesopotamia’s two rivers for millennia. And it is not just the Islamic State’s bloodthirsty jihadists he is concerned about.
Spontaneous Charity Is Good; Thoughtful Charity Is Even Better
Jayme Metzgar, The Federalist
What’s better than the Ice Bucket Challenge? These six steps for thoughtful charity giving.
This map shows where slavery and forced labor are happening around the world
James Pethokoukis , AEI Ideas
An estimated ~21-30m people are in slavery around the world, including forced labour, bonded labour, human trafficking and child slavery.
Business and Conscience
Greg Forster, First Things
The president has discovered that businesses are people, and have a conscience.