PowerLinks 12.29.14
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PowerLinks 12.29.14

A Different Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
Alana Semuels, The Atlantic

Two-generation programs focus on improving education for children and job opportunities for parents at the same time.

Pope Condemns Islamic State, Decries Suffering of Children
Reuters

Pope Francis on Thursday condemned the “brutal persecution” of minorities by Islamic State insurgents and said the joy of Christmas was marred by the suffering of children in the Middle East and around the world.

Top Dozen Church-State and Religious Liberty Developments In 2014

Howard Friedman, Religion Clause

Each year in December, I attempt to highlight the most important Church-State and Religious Liberty Developments of the past year. Usually I identify the top ten stories. This year however was so full of important developments that I have had to increase my nominations to the Top Dozen.

6 Myths About Right-to-Work Laws
James Sherk, The Daily Signal

Many states and local governments are considering right-to-work laws. These laws make union dues voluntary. Without them, union contracts make paying dues a condition of employment.

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).