Local authorities accused the Christian leaders of “tricking new members and disuniting the Bulgarian nation”. The religious freedom of the pastors was violated with “pejorative and hostile language”, says the European Union Human Rights court.
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.
Spanish evangelicals launch a campaign to raise awareness about a practice that offers young women “easy money” but leads to situations of coercion and abuse.
Tearfund encourages people to get supporters to sponsor them to wear only 10 items of clothes for one month and use the money to help vulnerable communities.
The Swiss Evangelical Alliance invites churches “to dedicate a Sunday service to reflect on children in need", under the theme ‘To leave no child behind’.
The regional government is due to approve a controversial anti-conversion law. “Christians have reasons to apprehend an outbreak of violence against them”, says the Evangelical Fellowship of India.
Christians and churches worldwide will join for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Christians on November 7 and 14.
The World Evangelical Alliance commemorates its 175th anniversary, focusing on “the central role of Jesus, the Bible and transforming the world by preaching and practising the gospel”.
A campaign calls to sponsor one translated verse of Scripture to “eradicate ‘Bible poverty’”. They hope 95% of the world’s population will have access to a full Bible.
Churches in the region have launched a campaign with posters featuring John 3:16 and the slogan: “You are the passion of Christ”.
StopBettingAds.com encourages Christians to respond to a public consultation of the government, “explaining the damage that gambling related marketing has on communities across the UK”.
The candidacy of the Côte d'Ivoire's current president has polarised society “Pray that the upcoming elections do not plunge our country further into violence”.
Fear of the coronavirus has also come to the Moria refugee camp in Lesbos (Greece), prompting several Christian organizations to take steps to protect the nearly 20,000 people crowded into the camp.
“Faith shows that there is more than the current situation”, Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder, said during the “Germany prays together” online event.
“Evangelicals for Trump” will be presented in a Miami megachurch. A growing number of Christian voices warn that an uncritical attachment to the President could damage the gospel witness.
The WEA has launched the project AD 2020 Global Year of the Bible “to highlight the Bible as the enduring foundation for unity, freedom, development and quality of life today and for the years to come”.
In a joint statement, the main religious groups asked the candidates to “present their ideas clearly” and establish “state policies beyond the alternation”.
The “Passport to indicators of trafficking”, translated to 9 languages, aims to help victims find a way out, and encourages citizens to report possible crimes.
More than 40,000 signatures ask to put an end to paid sex. Netherlands’ liberal approach to prostitution facilitates sexual trafficking, the “I am priceless” campaign says.
Churches will pray for Venezuela on Sunday 17. The socio-political crisis has worsened in the last days, with the biggest blackout in the history of the country.
“Dear Bigots, you can’t spread your religious hate here. End of sermon”, read government-paid posters on public transport.
The signs could be seen in bus stops, public billboards and other places around the Argentinian capital city.
The Religious Liberty Commission of Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) denounces a “systematic campaign” against Christians. There have been 44 attacks in 2 months in Uttar Pradesh.
Abolitionists marched through 400 cities in 51 countries. Pictures from Valencia (Spain), October 20.
The new #FoRBDefender movement stands in solidarity with people across the globe facing discrimination, oppression and violence because of their religion or belief (including non-belief).
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