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How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti and Built Six Homes
Justin Elliott, ProPublica, and Laura Sullivan, NPR

Even as the group has publicly celebrated its work, insider accounts detail a string of failures.

Eyeing Supreme Court Gay Marriage Case, Mike Lee Unveils Bill Protecting Religious Schools
Kelsey Harkness, The Daily Signal

In anticipation of the Supreme Court’s impending decision on the gay marriage case, Sen. Mike Lee is attempting to protect religious non-profits by passing legislation that would prohibit the federal government from “discriminating” against faith-based institutions.

How to improve economic mobility for low-income children
Angela Rachidi, AEI Ideas

The main finding is that the better the neighborhood environment in which a child grows up, the better the child’s income relative to his or her parents. And that these “better mobility” neighborhoods share some common characteristics: better schools, more two-parent families, more social capital (community cohesiveness, social networks), and less segregation (racial and economic).

Can Christians in Business Transform Our Culture?
Hugh Whelchel, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

A friend of mine recently lamented to me, “If we could just convert 20 percent of the population in the United States to Christianity, we could have a positive influence on things like the business world!” I don’t think the percentage needs to be nearly that high for Christians to transform the business world or our culture at large.

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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).

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