PowerLinks 07.13.15
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PowerLinks 07.13.15

Pope calls for new economic order, criticizes capitalism
Philip Pullella and Sarah Marsh, Reuters

Pope Francis on Thursday urged the downtrodden to change the world economic order, denouncing a “new colonialism” by agencies that impose austerity programs and calling for the poor to have the “sacred rights” of labor, lodging and land.

How international relations got religion, and got it wrong
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Washington Post

Disaggregating religion highlights the gaps between the constructs of religious governance — such as religious freedom, religious outreach and interfaith dialogue — authorized by experts, states and other authorities, and the lived experiences of the individuals and communities they aspire to govern.

How science can help address poverty
Angela Rachidi, AEI Ideas

The stickiness of the official poverty measure suggests that new approaches are needed and science may have an answer.

How Bosnian Muslims view Christians 20 years after Srebrenica massacre
Angelina Theodorou, Pew Research

This weekend marks 20 years since the Srebrenica massacre – the killing of 7,000-8,000 Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serb forces in a Bosnian town that had been designated a United Nations safe haven.

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).