PowerLinks 02.04.15
Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 02.04.15

Vatican enlists volunteer barbers to offer shaves, haircuts to the poor
Inés San Martín, Crux

As of Feb. 16, homeless people around the Vatican will be able to shower under the colonnade of St. Peter’s Square, and, if they do so on Mondays, they also may emerge sporting a new haircut and trimmed beard.

How Can Conservatives Best Fight Poverty?
Genevieve Wood, The Daily Signal

Conservatives have great recipes for addressing poverty. But for those living in impoverished communities to become believers in those recipes we need more chefs – people and organizations in such neighborhoods living out the principles that work.

How Conservatives Are Getting Right On Crime
Rachel Lu, The Federalist

Today’s conservative crime reformers are aiming for less guards, bars, and prison beds.

Perpetuating Ineffective Anti-Poverty Programs
Stephen M. Krason, Crisis Magazine

The Obama presidency has been distinguished for unprecedented levels of federal social welfare spending. In his second term, President Obama is pursuing new and expanded federal anti-poverty initiatives.

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).