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”.
The future of pensions and the price of energy are hot issues in the non-EU country at the heart of Europe. EVP and EDU seek to attract evangelical voters.
The directive “adds new crimes”, which include surrogacy for the purposes of reproductive exploitation. It will now be negotiated with the European Council.
The Argentinean Parliament has unanimously approved a draft law that "strengthens religious freedom in the country", evangelicals say.
Dutch Christian MEP, Bert-Jan Ruissen has organised the exposition. “The EU has a moral duty to credibly protect freedom of religion”, he said in the opening.
The European Parliament building, with its circular auditorium for parliamentary gatherings, is built right over the Maalbeek-swamp. Recently the building was discovered to be sinking –about one centimetre each year.
The government wants “a balance between opening up this new right to the French people and the legitimate concerns of professionals”.
MEPs adopt a resolution asking Indian government to take action in Manipur, where tribal and religious conflict already left 250 churches destroyed.
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 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.
The EU law passed in Brussels could “transform the lives of millions of exploited workers”, says the European Freedom Network.
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.
The European Freedom Network (EFN) asks parliamentarians in Brussels to pass legislation that forces companies to identify and address human exploitation.
The final law is passed despite the veto of the republic’s president. Half of the population is against, including Christian doctors.
For a week, Christian politicians and social actors from 37 countries met in Geneva. A final document delivered to the UN says “discrimination and persecution on the basis of faith” is “absent” from the Development Goals.
The response to the earthquakes and the restriction of human rights such as religious freedom may play against the powerful president.
Swedish author Elisabeth Olson thanked those “who worked hard against the EU’s strict rules on what can be shown”. One picture appears to show Jesus surrounded by disciples wearing sadomasochistic costumes.
In Finland, the Christian Democrats are key to the negotiations for a new government. Päivi Räsänen (“thankful and happy” about her re-election) tells Evangelical Focus about the current socio-political moment.
The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, accepts the proposal to review “inappropriate” materials as asked for by a Christian parliamentarian.
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.
Christians in Finland are worried about the effects of the new transgender law: “Our legislators have sunken into the abyss of irrationality”.
A large majority refuses the initiative of the AfD party saying it would criminalise Muslims and is based on “wrong” data.
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.