Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 07.14.17

The Urgency of Restoring the Biblical Values of America’s Founders
Arthur Goldberg, Public Discourse

Our nation was founded on biblical principles as a haven for devoutly religious dissidents. We forget our Judeo-Christian origins and the founders’ commitment to freedom of religion at our peril.

In first months of Trump presidency, Christians account for growing share of U.S. refugee arrivals
Phillip Connor and Jens Manuel Krogstad, Pew Research

More Christian than Muslim refugees have been admitted to the United States in the first months of the Trump administration, reversing a trend that had seen Muslims outnumber Christians in the final fiscal year under President Barack Obama, a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. State Department refugee data has found.

Will free trade or nationalism win out?
Jason Karaian, Quartz

This week, US president Donald Trump warned of a looming clash of civilizations. The Western world faces existential threats, and may not have the “will to survive,” he told an audience in Warsaw.

Are Markets Exploitative? Considering a Christian Response to Sweatshops
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Even the brilliant and successful Steve Jobs did not have the knowledge to make an iPhone from beginning to end.

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).