“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.
Professor John Wyatt gives a perspective as a Christian bioethics experts on issues that are provoking a huge socio-political debate in Europe. An interview ahead of his participation in the "Jornadas de Bioética" conference in Spain, December 2022.
Doubts inside the government delay the final approval of the law as opposition in all sectors of society grows.
“This battle is not over. It is just beginning”, pro-abortion parliamentarians say. Two new resolutions will be brought to vote in November.
Christian parliamentarians say existing laws already protect citizens from harassment. “It would be a threat to freedom of speech, assembly and religion”.
The evangelical organisation says local and national authorities undermine the foundations of the family, erode the authority of parents, and divert children from an “adequate sexual education”.
The 4th Spanish Bioethics Conference will give a Christian perspective on creation care, life and death, and AI. “Bioethics is not primarily a theoretical issue to be considered at a university classroom, but a practical reality in everyday life”.
Stop abus aims to “make our churches more welcoming and safer”, says the CNEF. Evangelicals had already released a guide of good practices to fight sexual abuse.
Churches see it as further push to privatise the faith of citizens. Around half included their religion in birth and wedding registrations.
Two thirds voted "yes" to the new Family Code promoted by the regime. 20 evangelical denominations asked to vote against.
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.
Transgender Member of Parliament Salma Luévano, who has won two lawsuits to be treated as a woman, proposes that the biblical position on sexuality be condemned by law.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office blames unrestricted access to pornography for “highly sexualised behaviour at very early ages” and “incestuous sexual offences”.
The parliament prepares a law to abandon the UN Human Rights Committee. The latest decision condemned violations against a Pentecostal pastor.
Around 15,000 joined the march organised by evangelical groups. They asked to protect children from gender ideology initiatives in schools.
Everyone over 16 may change their legal gender via a civil officer. Court would decide on minors under 16 without parental consent. A citizen campaign warns about the dangers of the law.
“If Christians cannot meet in their homes, where should they meet to worship?”, asks the Spanish the Spanish Evangelical Alliance.
The Health Ministry congratulates itself for having “helped people to die with dignity”. One month ago, the government replaced 11 of the 12 experts of the public bioethics committee that criticised the law last year.
Christians agree that “suicide should not be seen as a normal form of dying in society”. A new law is expected before the end of 2022.
The new Magna Carta, approved in a referendum with a low turnout of 30%, stipulates that the state has to work to achieve the purposes of Islam.
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