Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 06.22.17

Can Conservatives, Christians, And Environmentalists Co-Exist In Caring For Creation?
The Federalist

Joel Salatin is a self-described Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer. He joins Gracy Olmstead, associate managing editor, to make explain why environmentalism should not be reserved for secular liberals, but can be part of a Christian’s calling to stewardship. Salatin’s new book is “The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs: Respecting and Caring for all God’s Creation.”

Poor Americans are less likely to eat fast food than middle class Americans
Jay L. Zagorsky and Patricia Smith , Quartz

Poor people were actually less likely to eat fast food—and do so less frequently—than those in the middle class, and only a little more likely than the rich.

‘Roughly half’ of Iraqi, Syrian Christians have fled since 2011
Catholic News Agency

The Christian population of Syria has been halved, from about 2 million since 2011, according to a new report by Christian advocacy groups Open Doors, Served, and Middle East Concern. The report found that between 50 and 80 percent of Christians have fled the countries of Iraq and Syria and that about 35 percent more wish to leave.

Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional
ABC News

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks, ruling in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and giving a major boost to the Washington Redskins in their separate legal fight over the team name.

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).