Aspects of the anti-Separatism law of 2021 “undermine freedom of religion”, says the World Evangelical Alliance at the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
A month after the attack on a Christian colony in Faisalabad, Imran, a Pakistani Christian, analyses the situation on the ground. “Churches fear a repetition”, he says.
Meanwhile, Christian families take the street to demand the withdrawal of free textbooks that “make statements on sexual issues totally inappropriate for minors”.
‘Torrents de vie’ organises camps to help people struggling with their sexual orientation. The Equality Minister condemns what she describes as “homophobia and transphobia on display”.
The Christian community as a whole needs to awaken to the intensity and pace at which secular intolerance is progressing.
A Moscow court upholds the liquidation of the SOVA Center for committing “gross and irreparable violations” of the Public Associations law.
The government wants “a balance between opening up this new right to the French people and the legitimate concerns of professionals”.
“We regularly see the monster of antisemitism rearing its head again”, says the Justice Minister. Protecting the memory of the millions who were killed under the Nazi has to do with “humanity and compassion”.
MEPs adopt a resolution asking Indian government to take action in Manipur, where tribal and religious conflict already left 250 churches destroyed.
A local councillor in Lausanne threatens a Christian business with the enforcement of a recent anti-homophobia law over the content of two books.
The government also agreed to establish a “Counter Blasphemy Wing” to take action against dissemination of “blasphemous content” on the internet.
Meanwhile, the parliament opts to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. A journalist in Prague analyses the positions of evangelical Christians.
The Supreme Court rejected a request to change the name and remove the gender from birth records and the civil status.
The regional parliament tries to solve the problem of worship places and creates an Interreligious Council for faith minorities.
A medical team of 3 must agree upon the procedure, which may only occur in a licensed clinic.
Migration, hospitality and human rights are all issues of biblical concern touching on loving our neighbours.
Speakers agreed that instead of regulating the practice of surrogacy in the European Union, efforts should be made to highlight that surrogacy means, in essence, the commodification of children.
Justin Welby calls on the government to set 10-year strategies for tackling human trafficking and for an international collaboration to solve the refugee crises.
“The bill will result in human life being valued on its efficiency and utility, and increase pressure on the vulnerable”, religious leaders say.
The Spanish Constitutional Court recognises the “woman's right to self-determination” regarding abortion. Evangelicals “regret and denounce the lack of protection of human life”.
The final law is passed despite the veto of the republic’s president. Half of the population is against, including Christian doctors.
About 500 remain missing and over half a million are displaced. “Churches are providing shelter to those in need”, says the general secretary of the Malawi Assemblies of God.
There was an increase of 13% in 2022. A official report recommends “to define puberty blockers for minors as experimental treatment”.
Several people were fined for quoting "Thou shalt not kill" publicly. Parliament passed a draft law to punish the spreading of “false information” about Russian army.
In Germany, the possession and cultivation of cannabis could soon be exempt from punishment. Yet it is not a harmless stimulant - and endangers young people in particular, say experts.