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.
“Human dignity does not depend on social consensus, but is an intrinsic quality of every human being”, states the text signed by Catholics, evangelicals, Anglicans, Muslims and Orthodox.
Christians in Finland are worried about the effects of the new transgender law: “Our legislators have sunken into the abyss of irrationality”.
The upper house rejects the text for a third time: "It will not strengthen the effectiveness of the right to abortion".
The Portuguese Evangelical Alliance laments that there was neither a broad “philosophical, social and religious” conversation nor enough guarantees of “palliative and social care”. The parliament passed a third version of the text in December.
I propose that to better protect the calling of the church and her central doctrine of justification by faith alone, there should be separation of church and state. By Simon Jooste from Cape Town.
“The right to kill cannot become a supra-legislative rule, a constitutional right”, said organisers of the march for life.
This Mexican activist turned politician has fought sex trafficking in Mexico for almost 20 years. “The known as black brothels are strategic points to take over a city”, she says.
Evangelicals “will work to ensure the Bill doesn't have a negative impact on individual freedoms or practices of churches”. The new law will now include transgender people.
The initiative of the Senate also seeks to explicitly ban discrimination on the grounds of disability. LGBTQI groups say same-sex marriage and adoption laws need to be shielded.
A draft law aims to cancel the Prayer Day as a public holiday to increase the defence budget. “There is more at stake than a public holiday”, say religious leaders.
The Federation of Evangelical Religious Entities of Spain analyses the challenges and achievements of evangelical churches in 2022.
The Evangelical Alliance UK says the new 'trans law' is “an assault on truth” which “puts women and children at risk”.
Medical experts, jurists, feminists, and faith groups oppose a law that allows teenagers aged 16 or more to change their legal gender without restrictions. Conversion therapies are to be punished with fines of up to 150,000 euros.
A pastor in Orleans got a 12-month suspended prison sentence. He reported the crime too late, the court says. There is no secrecy of confession for evangelical pastors.
Half of the population is against the law, including Roman Catholics and evangelical Christians.
Highlights are the fight against human trafficking and the efforts to integrate victims in the labour market. Spain is among the European countries with highest levels of prostitution.
Any person with Down's syndrome has the right to laugh, to cry, to feel love and suffer heartbreak, to enjoy sunsets, to work, to serve others. God, forgive us for being so selfish, cruel and hypocritical.
“Abortion has become a dogma for the parliamentary majority”, laments Franck Meyer of the Protestant Committee for Human Dignity. The Senate could slow down the process that is “not allow any reasonable evaluation”.
Lucio Malan was asked to explain his opposition to same-sex marriage and quoted the Old Testament. He is a member of the Protestant Waldesian Church but disagrees with its liberal approach to sexual morality.
The FIFA World Cup has turned critical eyes to the small Persian Gulf country. Three people on the ground analyse the freedom of Christians.
John Wyatt in an in-depth interview about Artificial Intelligence, abortion, euthanasia, and creation care: “There is an urgent need for us Christians to build a bridge between the world of the historic biblical faith and these very new and challenging issues”.
The health minister proposes a draft law that allows euthanasia for children under 12. Christians denounce that it “could lead to euthanasia for disabled people too”.
A study shows that a majority of Dutch people think it is important that certain conditions are met before a legal gender change.
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