Can Mobile Banking Revolutionize The Lives Of The Poor?
Ben Popper, The Verge
We’re excited to have Bill Gates as our guest editor in February. Throughout the month, Bill will be sharing his vision of how technology will revolutionize life for the world’s poor by 2030 by narrating episodes of the Big Future, our animated explainer series.
Prisoner beards and religious freedoms — what a recent Supreme Court decision means for you
Hannah Smith, Becket Fund
Late last month, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a unanimous victory for religious freedom in Holt v. Hobbs. It held that a federal civil rights statute requires prison officials to accommodate peaceful expressions of religious devotion, an issue arising from a dispute between a bearded Muslim inmate (named Holt) and the Arkansas Department of Correction.
Can Politics be a Vocation? Three Lessons on the Virtues of Good Government
Mary Ann Glendon, Abc Religion And Ethics
Cicero, like Edmund Burke and Vaclav Havel, understood that the everyday work of politics is a crucial part of what determines whether all other components of dignified living will flourish.
Pope declares Oscar Romero, hero to liberation theology, a martyr
Inés San Martín, Crux
Marking an end to one of the most divisive debates in Catholicism in the past 35 years, Pope Francis has officially declared the late Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero a martyr, clearing the way for eventually proclaiming him a saint.