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Originalism and the Future of Religious Freedom
Kurt T. Lash, Library of Law and Liberty

For historians seeking the original meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment, few issues are trickier than the question of national religious liberty.

Trump’s ‘Hire American, Buy American’ Is Redistribution by Another Name
Ben Shapiro, National Review

Subsidizing some at the expense of others is old-school leftism, and it won’t make America great again.

Human Rights and International Religious Liberty in the Trump Administration

On April 19 at the National Press Club in downtown DC, Providence hosted a panel discussion that discussed American priorities for international human rights and religious liberty.

Pope Francis says devil is behind anti-Christian persecution
Inés San Martín, Crux

Leading a prayer service in memory of the Christian martyrs of the 20th and 21st centuries, Pope Francis also spoke about a woman whose name he doesn’t know, but who “looks down on us from heaven.” He got to know her through her husband, a Muslim refugee who Francis encountered in Greece. The woman, whom the pope described as a martyr, was a Christian beheaded by terrorists after refusing to throw away a cross she was wearing.

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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).