PowerLinks 04.13.15
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PowerLinks 04.13.15

What Should the Pope’s Ecology Encyclical Say?
John M. Grondelski, Crisis Magazine

There has been some discussion of news reports that Pope Francis plans to write an encyclical letter on ecology and the environment. In anticipation of a possible papal letter on those subjects, two recent articles struck my attention.

Religious conservatives are the targets of discrimination, lawyer says
John M. Glionna, LA Times

Here’s why Christian businesses feel like they’re the ones being discriminated against.

How To Save Religious Freedom
Rachel Lu, The Federalist

America is hosting a war between ideological and cultural enemies. Religious freedom is losing, and big government is winning.

How to employ the very hard to employ
Angela Rachidi, AEI Ideas

Social enterprises have a long history in the U.S. They differ from typical government programs in that they are a business, usually operated outside of government, with a concern for the bottom line. They are typically started by people who want to make a difference in society by helping others.

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).