Christians like me celebrate that God has come to us and offered us respite. He has declared his favour on fragmented and divided hearts.
The Supreme Court rejected a request to change the name and remove the gender from birth records and the civil status.
Due to his various additional needs, James doesn’t really ‘get’ birthdays, but that didn’t mean that we would let the day slip by unnoticed…
Noah and Matteo were the most chosen for new-borns in 2022. In Berlin, the number one was Mohammed.
Well-known actress Ana Obregón resorts to surrogacy at 68 and sparks an intense political and media debate.
Remei Oliva tells in a book how she fled to France and ended up in a centre run by Elisabeth Eidenbenz, the daughter of a pastor. “Without her, I would have died”, says the son.
During her Christmas broadcast, the British monarch paid tribute to her late husband. “Christmas teaches us all a lesson that in the birth of a child, there is a new dawn with endless potential”.
Christmas points away from “what-must-we-do” to “who-can-we-trust”. And we need that.
The ammendment to the PCSC Bill was withdrawn after being debated in the Parliament. “UK politicians should be backing moves to lower the legal limit for abortion, not raise it”, says Christian organisation.
Birthdays are important days to celebrate, but in doing so we should make sure that the celebration reflects the needs of the individual.
A palliative care doctor analyses the recently approved Spanish euthanasia law and its consequences in the final stages of life. “Closing our life properly is the way to die well”, she says.
The first Christmas was no fairy tale. Preach the real Christmas, and give real hope.
Let’s be captured by the grace of God as He chose to step into our messy world. Ponder the journey Jesus took from Bethlehem to the Cross.
The Geneva Consensus Declaration states that “there is no international right to abortion”. The document tackles the promotion of equal rights for women and the need for universal health coverage.
On the 500th anniversary of his birth, Andalusian evangelicals and authorities “remember, not only Casiodoro de Reina, but all those who contributed to have the Bible in Spanish”.
There were 232,200 abortions in France in 2019. A draft law which proposes to extend the time limits for resorting to abortion to 14 weeks, will be debated soon.
“Surrogacy is a serious violation of the rights of the child”, the French Evangelical Committee for Human Dignity says to UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.
It is the highest number since the Abortion Act was introduced. The official annual report shows that the abortion rate was highest for women aged 22.
The country with more abortions is France (224,000). England and Wales reached their highest figures. Germany and Spain increased the number of abortions below 2%.
The UK Prime Minister recalls Christians who celebrate Christmas “in secret”. Queen Elisabeth says: “Through His teaching, Jesus Christ shows the world how small steps can overcome divisions”.
Catholics, evangelicals and members of other faiths attended the march. “Christians should stand up for those who are weakest and have no voice”. Police had to protect the event from a violent counter-demonstration.
If God doesn't stop a child's birth, what right do we have to do it?
Whenever God breaks into the world, there is an adverse reaction from the ruling powers.
Damares Alves, evangelical pastor and new minister of Women, Family and Human Rights of Brazil: “We will always fight to save the two lives: the woman and the child”.
It is urgent to reflect on the issues and challenges of childhood, both as a society and as local churches.