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Report: Attacks On America’s First Freedom Increased 76 Percent In Three Years
Travis Weber, The Federalist

Many would likely suspect that religious freedom troubles have grown worse during the past three years. They would be correct.

World leaders signal free-trade plans — whether Trump joins or not
Damian Paletta and Ana Swanson, Washington Post

In a pointed challenge to President Trump’s “America first” agenda, leaders of the world’s biggest economies this week are touting an approach that breaks with the past 20 years of global trade — sidestep the United States entirely.

Lori: After ‘Trinity Lutheran,’ all anti-Catholic ‘Blaine amendments’ should fall
John L. Allen Jr. and Ines San Martin, Crux

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, who heads a Committee on Religious Liberty the U.S. bishops recently voted to make permanent rather than ad-hoc, applauds the recent “Trinity Lutheran” decision of the Supreme Court allowing a religious school to receive government aid to resurface a playground, and says it should trigger a push to eliminate all “Blaine amendments” from state constitutions.

Who Determines What Something is Worth? It Depends.
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

In a fallen world dominated by scarcity, the value that we place on items can only be assessed by the person doing the choosing.

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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).