Spiritual Interfaith Activist of Indonesia – Anand Krishna

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Recently, shockingly, just hearing a very saddened news about a very nice person I have met. He is trapped in the dysfunctional judicial system of the country which is well-known not only as one of the most corrupted country in the world, but also as one of the worst country in term of religious freedom, … [Read more...]

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Briton kidnapped near Nigeria’s Lagos airport

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