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PowerLinks 05.21.13

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Are school vouchers losing steam?
Abby Rapoport, Washington Post

Vouchers have been at the center of the school choice movement for many reformers, but they may be in trouble.

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, but Not Your Homeschoolers
Joseph Knippenberg, First Things

The Romeike family, about whose case I previously posted, has lost its latest round in the federal courts. In a unanimous ruling, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the Obama Administration’s contention that the Romeikes are not victims of persecution.

State Dept. Report Says Countries Have Repressed Religious Freedom With Laws
Steven Lee Myers, New York Times

Countries around the world, including allies of the United States, have used laws on blasphemy and apostasy to suppress political opponents, the State Department said on Monday in an annual report chronicling a grim decline in religious freedom that has resulted in rising bigotry and sectarian violence.

What Is Flourishing?
Hugh Whelchel, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

This idea of flourishing should be important to Christians today. But what is flourishing? Is it biblical? And how do we get it?

Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).