PowerLinks 05.23.13

May 23, 2013 • by Joe Carter

PowerLinks 05.23.13

State Dept. urged to list key rel. liberty violators Tom Strode, Baptist Press The U.S. State Department disappointed religious freedom advocates by again failing to designate in its latest annual report the world’s worst violators of the human right. Continue Reading...

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PowerLinks 05.22.13

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