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EcoLinks 08.17.15

Is Poland’s new hyper-Catholic government on a collision course with the pope? John L. Allen, Jr., Crux In his recent encyclical letter Laudato Si’, Francis called for strong limits on the consumption of fossil fuels. Continue Reading...

Why Private Property Protects Conscience

What is the connection between private property and conscience rights? “If there is no private property,” says Michael Novak in this week’s Acton Commentary, “there is also no independent leg to stand on in speaking for one’s conscience — and not only one’s individual conscience.” Continue Reading...

Raphael Lemkin: The One-Man NGO Against Genocide

Today marks the 54th year since the passing of one of the world’s most influential international human rights lawyers. Raphael Lemkin, who coined the term ‘genocide’, made the crime illegal under international law, and possessed an almost prophetic sense of the atrocities that would occur under Nazi tyranny in World War II, died a largely unnoticed man. Continue Reading...