What the Pope could do to defend religious freedom
John L. Allen Jr., Crux
Just by reading the news, one has the impression that religious freedom is under threat today. From the carnage unleashed by the self-declared Islamic State in Iraq and Syria to church/state tensions across the West, the picture seems to grow murkier and grimmer by the day.
A median of 83% of people across 34 emerging and developing economies say crime is a very big problem in their country, and 76% say the same about corrupt political leaders
Designing a Church for the Poor
Duncan G. Stroik, Crisis Magazine
We all know that the poor need food and clothing, decent education and good jobs. But what about their spiritual and cultural needs?
Charter schools in Texas are improving faster than public schools
Libby Nelson, Vox
Charter schools nationally are about as good as traditional public schools at educating students, at least when it comes to standardized test scores. But new research on Texas charter schools found that, over a decade, the charter schools got better at increasing student test scores, improving faster than traditional public schools.