John Chilton

John B. Chilton is an economist, who has taught in universities around the world and who now teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia and his PhD in Economics from Brown University. His academic interests are applied game theory, industrial organization, labor economics, public policy, and poverty.

Settlement in Lawsuit Challenging Travel Ban

Settlement in Lawsuit Challenging Travel Ban

A press release from ACLU-WA and the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia announcing the settlement of a lawsuit with the Trump administration.

Settlement in Lawsuit Challenging Travel Ban

February 10, 2020

From ACLU-WA:

As part of a settlement agreement in a civil rights lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s ban on refugees, the federal government will now prioritize the processing of dozens of refugee cases affecting hundreds of people in the United States and abroad.

“When you’re separated from your family, it’s like a piece of you […]

CoE Archbishops: Sorry for saying sex is only for married heterosexuals

CoE Archbishops: Sorry for saying sex is only for married heterosexuals

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have apologised for the release of last week’s pastoral statement on civil partnerships, acknowledging that it “jeopardised trust”. The statement will not be withdrawn, however, after the College of Bishops voted against a proposal to do so. – Church Times

Commentary: Membership decline = God’s own pruning

Leigh Silcox has a provocative commentary on membership decline in the Anglican Church of Canada.

Some extracts:

The question I asked was this: as the Church of England had to grapple with the consequences of the Western church’s division—a contradiction to Jesus’s own prayer for concrete unity in life and witness—how could it go about discerning the truth in faithful witness?

What I discovered was that there was most certainly a strong drive for unity, called comprehension in the 17th century. […]

Anglican Church of Kenya lifts boycott of Lambeth Conference

Anglican Church of Kenya lifts boycott of Lambeth Conference

“We had very fruitful discussions with the Archbishop of Canterbury. That is how we arrived at the point that those who will be going will be doing so in their own capacities since bishops are invited individually,” Archbishop Sapit said.

CoE: sex outside heterosexual marriage “falls short of God’s purpose for human beings”

CoE: sex outside heterosexual marriage “falls short of God’s purpose for human beings”

The Rt Revd Paul Bayes shared an open letter to the Archbishops describing the statement as “cold, defensive, and uncaring of its impact on the millions of people it affects”, warning it had made the Church “a laughing stock to a nation that believes it is obsessed with sex”.

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