PowerLinks 10.23.15
Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 10.23.15

Not Just Jobs, Not Just Bibles: The Future of Fighting Extreme Poverty
Richard Stearns, Christianity Today

After a generation of massive global progress, aid and mission efforts are pointing the same direction.

Alabama court to poor offenders: Give blood or go to jail
Bonnie Kristian, The Week

In Perry County, Alabama, offenders who couldn’t afford to pay a fine at the local court house were presented with two options: Go to jail or give blood and get a $100 fine credit.

Religious freedom retreats in many countries, but not all
Erasmus, The Economist

Amidst all this gloom, the report found positive signs in a few places, including “encouraging improvements” in the status of Egypt’s large Christian population under the present regime.

States That Tax Less Give More, New Study Finds
Elise Daniel, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

A recent report by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) found that states that tax more give less.

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).