According to NGO Forum 18, convictions are used to “intimidate individuals” who use their religious freedom. Sentences include fines of two months of average wage and bans on religious activity.
The regime rewards like-minded churches with subsidies. The Evangelical Council of Venezuela rejects the “strong partisan component” of the initiative.
When travel, gatherings, and churches were curtailed and closed, many Christians began to ask for the first time, ‘Must I obey?’ Fortunately, this is not a new question.
The regime claims that the premises are illegal and needed for mothers with over 3 children who do not have a home. The church has been there for 30 years.
The Health Ministry congratulates itself for having “helped people to die with dignity”. One month ago, the government replaced 11 of the 12 experts of the public bioethics committee that criticised the law last year.
We can glibly confess that He is Lord of all, but do we really believe it? Can we see God’s hand of common grace at work in the public spheres, outside church circles?
A local Baptist pastor: “We support families with supermarket cards, food, rental subsides and fuel vouchers”. Rebuilding roads in the island is a priority as 500 people continue to stay in hotels.
The new headquarters of the entity is in Madrid. “We want you to see this place as the home of all who love the Bible”, said the general director.
“We are committed to protect religious freedom. It is unacceptable to persecute people for their belief”, said the Councillor of Justice of the regional government.
Ten Christian schools were examined to see if they are affected by religious elements. The goverment proposed to ban new denominational schools, but many associations reject it.
Among the changes, which will cost the state 104 million euros, it will allow minors aged 16 and 17 to carry out abortions without authorisation.
Spanish evangelicals denounce that “fundamental freedoms are at risk”, due to “authoritarian” legislative initiatives and “demand for all the right to think differently and to freely express it”.
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.
The rise of the Greens and the Liberals makes them essential to reach a coalition deal.
The plight of many families with disabled children hasn’t received the media attention that it so deserves and needs.
The government has fled and extremists have proclaimed a new Islamic State. “With the Taliban in power, the vulnerability of believers increases tenfold”, Christian organisations warn.
The Evangelical Alliance calls on the UK government to permit congregational singing in English churches.
Entities and churches work tirelessly to take care of the most vulnerable during the Covid-19 crisis, often without the needed support of the authorities.
“We firmly believe that neither biology nor gender is destiny”, the government’s Equality Minister told the Parliament.
The government control raised during coronavirus “in order to limit, if not extinguish, Christian practice”, Christian assosiations denounce.
The Office of Culture and Heritage will invest more than 4 million euros in the recovery of the San Isidoro del Campo monastery, where the first translation of the Bible into Spanish began.
The regional government asks churches to report any newcomers to make sure they undergo PCR tests. The region has experienced three recent outbreaks.
In the Dominican Republic, 200 evangelical leaders call “the business and the political sectors to put down corruption and focus on the reintegration of ethics”.
For Christians readjusting to life emerging from lockdown, we should be seeking the common good by respecting the law and following any guidelines.
The Modern Christian Mission church in Fuerteventura is hosting over newly arrived 150 migrants. “The island is helpless in matters of migration, we only have God”, the pastor says.