Two Protestant groups underline the need for more palliative care, but differ in their evaluation of a recent National Ethics Committe report. A new law could be approved in 2023.
Uncertainty and discontentment give the far-right a chance to win the Presidential election on Sunday. But Protestants continue to support Macron, says researcher Sebastien Fath.
Macron is the favourite ahead of the 2022 Presidential election on 10 April but the right is stronger than five years ago.
Candidates from the radical left to the far-right compete against Emmanuel Macron on 10 April. The Evangelical Council proposes “values stemming from the Christian faith” that help “build society”.
The 'anti-separatism' law strengthens the secularist narrative ahead of the 2022 elections. Meanwhile, a depersonalised Christmas continues to be celebrated on the streets.
The French President and the Minister of the Interior participated in the Charles Gide Circle event. Macron talked about migration and the separatism law, among other issues.
The final text is passed after two years of debates. French evangelical bioethics experts warned against the “consumerist and individualist drift” of the law and the disregard for children.
The so-called “anti-separatism law” is a response to radical Islamism, but evangelicals denounce it restricts freedom of worship and increases surveillance on all faith groups.
Anxiety and depression are “major issues” in times of lockdown, but “many Christian students have started reading the Bible one to one with non-believing friends”.
Evangelical churches increasingly worried about unfair attacks of the government. “They should not throw suspicion on faith groups and believers”.
“Philosophical and religious convictions” will be described in records of thousands of people who are seen as a threat to the state. Evangelicals worried about the “fragility” of fundamental rights.
There were 78 Jihadist attacks or attempted attacks in the EU between 2017 and 2019. “The biggest failure in Europe is the failed integration of Muslims”, the World Evangelical Alliance Director of Public Engagement says.
The CNEF suggests to “include a reaffirmation of the right to the peaceful exercise of religious freedom” and “hopes that the freedom of education will not be violated”.
European leaders meet to set up “rigorous measures for a rapid and coordinated response to terrorism”. Austria targets the Muslim Brotherhood while Spain starts the trial against the Barcelona attackers.
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”.
The perpetrator repeatedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest). One woman was decapitated. In Avignon, another suspected terrorist was shot down by the police. French President admits the country faces a crisis.
The brutal decapitation of a teacher near Paris for showing caricatures of Muhammad fuels the debate about radical Islamism in France.
“Marchons Enfants!” called to stop a law that, they believe, threatens the dignity and rights of children.
President Macron announces tougher laws against radical Muslims who build a “counter-society”. Evangelicals reiterate their willingness to work for social unity, and warn against unjustified restrictions of religious freedom.
French evangelical experts underline that the controversial Bioethics law that will regulate genetic manipulation, abortion and oocytes preservation, has not yet been approved.
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.
“Banks and governments do not have to keep money back, but to be proactive and stimulate the market”, says the director of the World Evangelical Alliance Business Coalition.
The Brussels Representative of the European Evangelical Alliance, Arie de Pater, analyses the situation of the EU amid the coronavirus, and the role of Christians in this crisis.
The National Council of Evangelicals of France supports “the current restrictions for reasons of public health”. “In this crisis, we keep our hope in God intact, and seek to share it”.
Big companies are using the confinement to attract new consumers. The Protestant Evangelical Committee for Human Dignity and other six platforms call to protect children and fight human trafficking.
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