I am alarmed at the number of soundbites that promote intolerance, all in the name of freedom of speech.
The Italian Evangelical Alliance says the “Together 2023” event with Pope Francis and other heads of Christian confessions was “crossing a line”. They demand “a public discussion of the whole of World Evangelical Alliance’s constituency” on ecumenism.
There is a risk the whole conversation may become a sterile exercise when two or more experts talk to one another, losing the gospel focus healthy theology must always have.
The effects of the restrictions are analysed by churches in Germany, Slovakia, UK and Portugal.
A letter signed by 27 leaders states that the process to bless same-sex couples would be “unlawful, unconstitutional, and illegitimate”.
In neither country is surrogacy regulated by law, but the Dutch and Swedish governments support “altruistic surrogacy”.
The mayor of Grenoble wants to draw up a “more pluralist” calendar by replacing religious holidays with secular celebrations.
An interview with Alejandro Escobar, a Christian who works at the Inter-American Development Bank, promoting economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Well-known actress Ana Obregón resorts to surrogacy at 68 and sparks an intense political and media debate.
He helped a pastor begin Christian-Muslim debates in mid-2021, and in one year over 100 Muslims put their faith in Christ.
A survey published by the Theos think tank also shows that 64% believe that “there are some things that science will never be able to explain”.
Recent years have shown that the term “diversity” can become a weapon in the hands of rulers with clearly defined agendas and a willingness to impose their ideology.
Half of the population is against the law, including Roman Catholics and evangelical Christians.
Some 400 church representatives gathered in Valencia for an innovative learning day. The aim, to carry out the Great Commission of Jesus in all phases of life.
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”.
“We do not see it as an attack on religious freedom”, said the German Evangelical Alliance. Minister of State for Culture propose to cover the Bible verse with “reflecting texts”.
“This must be the beginning of the police doing more to protect Christian freedoms and free speech”, said Hatun Tash who was arrested twice while debating Islamists in Hyde Park.
Christian leaders lament “the degradation of truth in our public discourse” and the “arrogance” seen in the last weeks. They pray for a new leader with “integrity, wisdom, honesty and competence”.
In a country with strong LGBTQ movements inside Protestantism, the Federation of Free Evangelical Churches starts to face internal tensions, as seen in the last General Assembly.
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 long-awaited global conference of the Anglican Communion closed with calls to unity but theologically conservative bishops say the church cannot have “two or three doctrines”.
The new guide states that “non-crime hate incidents should not be recorded where they are trivial or irrational”. Christians have welcome the initiative.
After a request to change the “ministerial recognition rules”, the denomination opens a hearing process on all levels. “Feelings run deep, and each of us is seeking to be faithful to Christ”.
First and foremost, disabled people (of any age) have the right to use whatever words, labels, descriptions etc. that they feel are applicable for them.
After a popular consultation on the new ‘Code of Families’, Cubans will vote the final text in a referendum in July. Evangelicals have criticised several parts of the draft law.