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Solidarity and Subsidiarity
Peter Augustine Lawler, Starting Points

Each American knows he or she is a citizen, but also more than a citizen. Solidarity with all human beings—through a universal conception of rights and of citizenship in the City of God—means that our world isn’t irredeemably divided into bands of friends out to rob their enemies blind.

12 Trends That Shaped U.S. Religion Since the ’70s
Philip Jenkins,

What are the most significant changes and megatrends that have occurred in the U.S. since the mid-1970s?

The Moral and Spiritual Blessings of Trade Among All Nations
Sarah Skwire, FEE

Back in the fourth century St John Chrysostom argued that God had arranged the geography of the world in such a way that humans would be required to trade with one another to meet their needs.

Religious Freedom in the Muslim World: A Nuanced Appraisal
Daniel Philpott, Public Discourse

What is the status of religious freedom in Islam, and what are its prospects? An answer to this question must begin with a nuanced appraisal of the political theologies that govern different Muslim nations.

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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).