PowerLinks 04.19.16
Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 04.19.16

The Surprising Link between James Madison, Baptists, and True Religious Liberty
Hugh Whelchel, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Madison understood that religious liberty means more than having the freedom to worship.

Trauma, torture for sex-trafficked Syrians in Lebanon
Rana Moussaoui, AFP

More and more Syrians made vulnerable by war are becoming victims of sexual exploitation, including in Lebanon and Jordan, police and international organisations say.

Where America’s Poor Pay the Most for Electricity
Julian Spector, The Atlantic

Poor families face persistent obstacles to cutting their power bill.

LA City Council Halts Discussion of Minimum Wage Exemption Pushed by Labor Unions
Melissa Quinn, The Daily Signal

The Los Angeles City Council isn’t currently planning to further discuss a proposal exempting union members from the southern California city’s new minimum wage, despite the proposal having the backing of labor unions.

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).