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PowerLinks 08.21.15

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American Churches and the Iran Nuclear Deal
Mark Tooley, The Weekly Standard

Most church groups and prominent religious voices speaking to the Iran nuclear deal are supportive. Most notable among them is the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops.

Catholic Colleges and Planned Parenthood: New Proof of Collusion
Patrick Reilly and Justin Petrisek , Crisis Magazine

As corporations and governments face increasing pressure to cut ties with scandal-plagued Planned Parenthood, let’s not forget the obvious: Catholic colleges ought to do the same.

Kidnapping and Sex Slavery: Covering ISIS’ Religious Justification for Rape
Erika Allen, New York Times

Rukmini Callimachi has told the stories of those held as prisoners of the Islamic State before. This week, her front-page article detailed the kidnapping, enslaving and ISIS-sanctioned rape of women and girls from the Yazidi religious minority.

Walmart and other US companies are starting to feel the full effect of minimum wage increases
Shelly Banjo, Quarz

Just months after giving raises to half a million US workers, Walmart says its profits have taken a major hit.

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).