Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 11.16.15

9 Things You Should Know About Islamic State
Joe Carter, TGC

Islamic State claimed responsibility today for a series of attacks in Paris yesterday that killed 127 people. In a statement the group said the purpose of the killings was, “To teach France, and all nations following its path, that they will remain at the top of Islamic State’s list of targets, and that the smell of death won’t leave their noses as long as they partake in their crusader campaign.” Here are nine things you should know about this Islamic terrorist group.

What Is Social Justice? Not What You Think It Is
Cherylyn LeBon, Opportunity Lives

A new book by renowned Catholic scholar and Ave Maria University trustee Michael Novak and Paul Adams, emeritus professor of social work at the University of Hawaii, seeks to clarify the true meaning of social justice and to rescue it from those who have co-opted the term.

How the U.S. Scores on a New Index of the Most Charitable Nations
Leah Jessen, The Daily Signal

‘Tis the season to be generous. But throughout the year, warmhearted Americans put the United States near the top of the most giving nations in the world, according to a newly released scorecard.

How upwardly mobile are Hispanic children? Depends how you look at it.
Nathan Joo and Richard V. Reeves , Brookings Institute

So how are the children of one particular group—Hispanic immigrants—doing? The answer to that question hinges on the point of comparison.

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).