Connecting Religious and Economic Liberty

Nov 24, 2014 by

By Dylan Pahman, Public Discourse: New data suggest that countries that value and protect religious liberty offer fertile soil for economic liberty to flourish. In a recent article in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion, Brian Grim, Greg Clark, and Robert Edward Snyder published their findings that “religious freedom contributes to better economic and business outcomes and that advances in religious freedom are in the self-interest of businesses, government, and societies by...

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Financial advice to be available in church

May 28, 2014 by

The Church of England has launched a new scheme to promote responsible lending, which will see people being given financial advice in church. The Church Credit Champions Network (CCCN) will promote the use of credit unions rather than payday lenders. It follows the Archbishop of Canterbury’s criticism of payday lenders in July last year. Justin Welby said he was trying to put such lenders “out of business” by giving them greater competition. Adrian Newman, the Bishop of...

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74 Anglican bishops don't castigate Cameron

Feb 20, 2014 by

From Cranmer The mainstream media are running prominently today with a letter to the Daily Mirror on the subject of food-banks, which has been signed by 27 bishops of the Church of England (along with sundry Methodists, and a couple of Quakers thrown in for good measure). The letter reads: Sir, Britain is the world’s seventh largest economy and yet people are going hungry. Half a million people have visited foodbanks in the UK since last Easter and 5,500 people were admitted to hospital...

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How a country’s economy is determined by the quality of its marriages

Dec 3, 2013 by

Tamara Rajakariar, MercatorNet A mother at home is of more use to the economy than her husband at work.   Don’t believe me? Watch this clip of Pat Fagan of the Family Research Council speaking at the recent World Congress of Families, and I’m sure you’ll agree! I’ll run through his main points though, to summarise for you.   Fagan starts by saying that the quality of children, and so our future society, depends directly on the quality of the marriage of their...

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The Wealth of Nations Depends on the Health of Families

Feb 9, 2013 by

by Patrick Fagan, Witherspoon Institute Even if all the market reforms of the Washington think tanks, the Wall Street Journal, and Forbes Magazine were enacted, we’d still need to kiss the Great American Economy goodbye. Below the level of economic policy lies a society that is producing fewer people capable of hard work, especially married men with children. As the retreat from marriage continues apace, there are fewer and fewer of these men, resulting in a slowly, permanently...

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Personally, I blame Kant for all this

Jan 6, 2013 by

By Alexander Boot The last three centuries have witnessed numerous attempts to replace Judaeo-Christian morality with an equally effective secular code based on rational thought. The same centuries have also witnessed a comprehensive failure of every such attempt. Immanuel Kant was neither the first nor the last thinker who postulated that, as a rational moral agent, man doesn’t need God to come up with a valid moral code. It’s just that he was a more powerful thinker than the...

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