Austria does not offer official statistics about abortions. Estimates speak of 30,000 a year.
According to a report from the OPG, one year after its approval, the most common reason given for requesting assisted suicide is fear of existential suffering in the future.
A weekend to have important conversations, training, for new generations in church leadership.
Germany, Switzerland, and Austria will host the musical. The project with a large choir promoted by “Creative Church” wants to show what was behind Luther King’s famous “I have a dream”.
A report compares suicide rates in countries where euthanasia is legal, with those where it is not. “Legalizing euthanasia will not help prevent suicide”, it says.
The Austrian racer is a committed Christian who has helped refugee families in his country. He is the second alpine skier to win three golds in three Winter Olympic Games.
The law is expected to be passed in the next weeks. Evangelical churches express their total opposition.
Attending church services will still be allowed for those who are not vaccinated. The Austrian Evangelical Alliance admits that there are “different points of view” among evangelicals.
The peaceful demonstration was often disrupted by aggressive counter-protests. Christians also denounced that “the distorted portrayal of the event by some media was sobering”.
Over 100 women have already registered in a newly created platform for female Christian speakers in German-speaking countries. Theologian Evi Rodemann explains her vision for mentoring.
Two bombing attacks in Kabul's airport killed at least 90. European governments are hurrying to evacuate as many people as possible, some have already finished evacuations.
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There have been over 700,000 deaths in Europe since the beginning of the pandemic. Strong measures against coronavirus remain in most of the countries.
The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has analysed the effects of blasphemy laws worldwide between 2014-18. 11% of the blasphemy-related incidents took place in Europe.
England and France ban worship services, strong restrictions are implemented in Switzerland. Churches in Germany, Italy and Spain, are not directly affected by the newest measures.
One of the attackers was shot dead. There have been some arrests in an operation still open. Evangelicals call to “pray for the emergency services, the injured and relatives of the victims”.
Italy and Spain will be the main recipients of the grants. The biggest joint borrowing ever agreed by the EU came after almost five days of tense talks.
The “joy” of those who already had their first Sunday gatherings contrasts with the precaution of many others who prefer to wait some more weeks before organising in-person activities.
“Religious communities have been very responsible and very problem-conscious”, the spokesman of the German government said. The Austrian Chancellor gave “a special thank you to the churches”.
How and when churches expect to go back to face-to-face gatherings.
Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) and Werner Kogler (Greens) reached an agreement, which aims to become climate-neutral by 2040 and includes and stricter controls on migration.
The centre-right candidate gets 38% of the vote and has several options to form a coalition government. Prior to the vote, Christians had issued an election guide.
Five of the main candidates responded on topics like bioethics, refugees, freedom of belief, and environmental care. The parliamentary election will be held on September 29.
History was indeed written on that forest road thirty years ago.
The President of Austria says he has re-joined the Protestant Church. “Not just church members” should follow the values of the Sermon of the Mount.
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