PowerLinks 01.30.15
Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 01.30.15

Cake baking and journalistic story baking
Marvin Olasky, World

Bill Jack goes on the offensive today in the Colorado cake-baking story that’s received enormous media attention over the past week.

Anti-Slavery Activists Imprisoned in Mauritania
Charlotte Florance, The Daily Signal

Three prominent anti-slavery activists and opposition politicians in Mauritania were sentenced to two years in prison earlier this month.

The Image of God in Each of Us Could Change How Christians View Prison Reform
EliseAmyx, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

The United States is home to more incarcerated citizens than any other nation in the entire world. With 25 percent of the world’s prison population behind bars in the U.S., prison reform is an issue of rising bipartisan support in Washington. It’s also a huge concern among Christian social justice advocates, especially since there is a strong link between incarceration rates and poverty rates and reform may greatly improve overall human well-being.

After Charlie Hebdo, Balancing Press Freedom and Respect for Religion
Jeffrey Gottfried and Michael Barthel , Pew Research

Majority Says Publishing Cartoons Was ‘Okay,’ But About Half of Non-Whites Say ‘Not Okay’

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).