Why So Few Syrian Christian Refugees? For the Same Reason You Can’t Find Orphans in Haitian Orphanages
Jonathan Witt, The Stream
There are almost no Christian refugees from Syria for the same reason there are almost no orphans in Haitian orphanages.
Reimagining Care for the Poor at Ave: Our Conversations
Erika Bachiochi, Mirror of Justice
I was grateful to take part in an inspired and productive all-day meeting on “Reimagining Care for the Poor” at Ave Maria University with some really terrific out-of-the-box thinkers earlier this month. We came together to discuss–and really reconceive–parish-based solutions for caring for the poor.
Is ‘The Hobbit’ Marxist?
James Clark, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics
The stories we tell reveal much about what we believe, so it is worth asking: can The Hobbit accurately be described as Marxist?
Rights Through Obligations: The Case of Free Speech
Christopher O. Tollefsen, Public Discourse
Some rights are grounded in the need for agents to fulfill their perceived responsibilities, including their obligation to pursue knowledge. This obligation, along with the communal nature of inquiry, supports a right to free speech that acquires particular stringency in those communities where inquiry is most essential.