“Thousands of women are being betrayed by the over promotion of abortion as the only possible response to pregnancy”, laments an Irish pro-life parliamentarian.
Both the European Commission and the Parliament are addressing the problem of hate crimes. But without a clear definition of what “hate” is, we will not solve the problem, writes Arie de Pater of the European Evangelical Alliance in Brussels.
The government creates a new directorate for religious affairs. Reforming the 1980 religious freedom law remains a priority.
There is concern that the romanticisation of “dying hand in hand” may lead to more cases of elderly couples choosing to apply for euthanasia together.
In the House of Lords, the bill is criticised as an attack on freedom of speech, religious freedom and parenting. “It would make illegal expressing some of the profoundest beliefs”.
Discretion and integrity are essential, but they shouldn’t go so far as to become scepticism and distrust. The roles of church leaders and immigration officials need clear differentiation.
The Greek Evangelical Alliance defends the right of children to have a father and a mother. They perceive ideological pressure from Western European countries.
Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez seeks a national agreement to stop the “epidemic”. Spain is the EU country with highest consumption of porn among minors. Evangelical groups have long called for this issue to be addressed.
Amendments to the law on the activities of religious organisations make it difficult to plant new churches and many could be forced to close.
The government hopes to see less terrorist threats, but critics say it shows fear and a lack of trust in freedom of speech.
In a Q&A session in the parliament, the German Chancellor stressed that “it is unacceptable when men buy women. That has always outraged me morally”.
Evangelical Christians express disappointment as Prime Minister Rishi Sunak goes ahead with plans that could “criminalise ordinary Christian ministry that seeks to help believers”.
Nine websites that have no age verification systems have been blocked. By age 12, nearly a third have already been exposed to such contents.
The European Freedom Network launches a campaign with online petitions to make sure all businesses fight against any kind of exploitation within their supply chains.
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.