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PowerLinks 01.14.19

Protestant Theology and Nations as Moral Communities Greg Forster, Law and Liberty Is Nationalism really a unique construction of Protestant theology as Yoram Hazony claims? How Cities Make Money by Fining the Poor Matthew Shaer, New York Times In many parts of America, like Corinth, Miss., judges are locking up defendants who can’t pay — sometimes for months at a time. Continue Reading...

Samuel Gregg: Bringing natural law to the nations

“If sovereign states ordered their domestic affairs in accordance with principles of natural law,” says Acton research director Samuel Gregg at Law & Liberty, “the international sphere would benefit greatly.” During periods of resurgent national feeling, it’s common for enthusiasts of liberal international order and human rights activists to begin emphasizing the importance of international law and the way they think it should guide and restrain the choices of nations. Continue Reading...

Is a no-deal Brexit a ‘moral failure’?

After a long postponement, the UK Parliament has resumed its debate leading up to the “meaningful vote” on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal. As of this writing, the unpopular compromise is predicted to fail by an historically large margin – and some clerics consider this not just unfortunate but immoral. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.11.19

Trump signs law to pump $430 million into anti-human trafficking efforts Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service Nationwide efforts to confront human trafficking received a boost in the new year as President Donald Trump signed a bill reauthorizing federal expenditures for prevention and assistance programs across the federal government. Continue Reading...

How economics is like Christianity

Christianity is a very other-directed religion. It requires those of us who are Christians to love our neighbors as we love ourselves (Mark 12:31). We are even required to love our enemies and appeal to God on behalf of those who persecute us (Matthew 5:44). Continue Reading...