The eroticisation of girls is clearly the root of countless negative consequences for society and for women. I outline seven of them.
The issue has gone unnoticed in Nigeria, “perhaps because of the patronage Joshua enjoyed among senior government officials, politicians and celebrities”.
The National Council of Evangelicals in France strengthens its action to identify abuses and listen to victims from church contexts.
The Teenage Mothers project of ‘Alianza Solidaria’ in Bolivia helps young mothers between the age of 12 and 18. “It's a light to enlighten them”, says one of its leaders.
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 directive “adds new crimes”, which include surrogacy for the purposes of reproductive exploitation. It will now be negotiated with the European Council.
Six panelists from different fields will analyse the issue in an online forum organised ahead of the film ‘Sound of Freedom’ premiere.
As Christians, we should be thoughtful and prudent. We are against abuse of any kind, but I am concerned that we do not filter our responses well these days.
The film on child trafficking began to be screened in a dozen of Eastern European countries in August. In the UK, it was the fourth most seen movie the first weekend.
“It is vital that we do not turn a blind eye to this phenomenon in our churches”, says the Czech Evangelical Alliance. One in five women have been victims.
As a report in the United Kingdom confirms the abuses committed by influential preacher Mike Pilavichi, the Evangelical Alliance United Kingdom urges leaders to “put integrity above ease and popularity”.
The court says Brian Houston had “a reasonable excuse” for not reporting the offence to the police in 1999. The pastor says he is aware that his father was “a serial paedophile”.
The film grossed over 100 million dollars in 3 weeks in the US and Canada. Release dates in Europe have not been announced yet.
“We contributed to the perpetuation of slavery, through our theology we justified the abuse”, said a Protestant leader. The Dutch king also apologised.
It is true that God made everything for us to enjoy, but not to abuse.
A pastor and theology student analyses in a research paper the health of Spanish evangelical churches and their leadership regarding spiritual abuse.
The book I don't like that secret! by Christian police officer Salvador Martí, seeks to prevent child abuse.
The taste for adventure, wrongly applied, leads to rebellion and disobedience.
An independent commission documented cases since the 1950s. Eight in ten abusers were priests and most of the victims were boys aged 10-14.
“The ‘loverboy’ method is used to manipulate future victims”, says Anca Luhas. She works in Romania with eLiberare to raise awareness among young people and train frontline workers in detecting sex trafficking situations.
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.
Around 60 professional and church groups commit to implement standards for staff, prevention programmes and crisis intervention teams.
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.
A report shows that Australians have a good perception of Christians and are willing to have spiritual conversations, but also see Christianity as a bad influence in some areas.
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.