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Saving Evangelicalism

In Opinion by Michael Rae

Is the power-seeking now prominent in evangelical circles a fever or a fatal disease? Is the evangelical movement unsinkable, or is it like the Titanic in 1912 after a collision with an iceberg breached five of the ship’s supposedly watertight compartments? Continue Reading… Read more at The Acton Institute

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UNRWA on the brink: Canada restore funding now!

In Opinion by Michael Rae

ISRAEL, PALESTINE AND THE WAR ON GAZA At least 29,606 Palestinians killed and 69,737 injured in Israeli attacks on Gaza since October 7. The revised death toll in Israel from the October 7 attacks stands at 1,139. – Al Jazeera Live updates, 24 February 2024 UN calls Gaza a “death zone” Gaza Visit the Rideau Institute for the complete article

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Canada: Concrete actions needed now to stop Israeli ground invasion of Rafah

In Opinion by Michael Rae

ISRAEL, PALESTINE AND THE WAR ON GAZA           Sitrep Gaza 18 February 2024 Nasser hospital in #Gaza is not functional anymore, after a weeklong siege followed by the ongoing raid. Both yesterday and the day before, the @WHO team was not permitted to enter the hospital to assess the conditions of the Visit the Rideau Institute for the complete article

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Public Life, Private Vice in American Life

In Opinion by Michael Rae

In his latest book, Moral Vision: Leadership from George Washington to Joe Biden, Marvin Olasky, author of the highly influential Tragedy of American Compassion (and Acton affiliate scholar), examines American history in light of a Turkish saying, “the fish stinks first at the head,” meaning that moral decay at the highest echelons of society inevitably affects the whole. Continue Reading… Read more at The Acton Institute

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Canada must play its part in opposing a Rafah ground invasion by suspending all arms transfers to Israel now

In Opinion by Michael Rae

ISRAEL, PALESTINE AND THE WAR ON GAZA Gaza sitrep of dead and injured As of 5 pm EST on 13 February 2024, at least 28,473 people have been killed and 69,147 injured in Gaza since the war began, according to the Gaza Health Ministry. Israel estimates that about 1,200 people were Visit the Rideau Institute for the complete article

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Friendship, Markets, and Reciprocal Gifts

In Opinion by Michael Rae

In his 2009 encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, Pope Benedict XVI highlighted the inadequacy of a social imaginary that includes only the market and the state: The exclusively binary model of market-plus-State is corrosive of society, while economic forms based on solidarity, which find their natural home in civil society without being restricted to it, build up society. Continue Reading… Read more at The Acton Institute

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Can This Man—and the Black Church—Save America?

In Opinion by Michael Rae

America is facing the political rerun from hell: a seemingly inevitable rematch between two of the most divisive presidential candidates in recent memory. We’re once again headed for the partisan trenches in this most beloved of quadrennial fiascos: the battle to see which very senior citizen will have access to nuclear codes (and the presidential X account) for the next four years. Continue Reading… Read more at The Acton Institute