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Faith and the Artisan Economy

I recently detailed the relationship between stewardship and the use of one’s God given gifts through vocational jobs as a path toward human flourishing. Much like vocational work’s hands on occupations, are artisanal jobs, which are on the rise in America. Continue Reading...

Partnering With Poor Women For Health, Fertility

Once, in a Bible study I was involved with, we women got chatting, and one lady (as we were discussing poverty in Haiti) said, “If we could just get those women to stop having so many kids…” [drawn-out sigh.] My reply was that we didn’t need to stop women from having babies; we needed to help educate women. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.18.14

Christian Cake Baker Appeals Government ‘Re-Education’ Order Bethany Monk, CitizenLink A Christian cake artist in Colorado filed an appeal Wednesday challenging a government order that says he and his staff must take “re-education” classes. Continue Reading...

What Works in Helping the Poor?

How do we help struggling Americans rise out of poverty? Robert Doar, AEI’s fellow in poverty studies and former New York City welfare commissioner, offers four key principles everyone concerned with fighting poverty should know. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.17.14

Boko Haram Shows No Mercy in Nigeria, Wrecking Churches, Homes, Lives Robyn Dixon, L.A. Times When Boko Haram invaded her village last year, the Islamists extremists burned the churches, destroyed Bibles and photographs and forced Hamatu Juwanda to renounce Christianity. Continue Reading...

A Better Way to Fair Trade?

A few months ago, the Fairtrade movement came under fire after a British study stated that fairtrade certified farmers were actually making less  and were working in worse conditions than non-certified farmers. Continue Reading...