Local officers stormed into the church and “brutally beat church members, used electric shock prods to incapacitate them”, denounces Forum 18.
Evangelism is a process of building plausible structures to help people take steps of faith towards Jesus. An article by Michael Hart.
A study by the Observatory for Religious Pluralism found that almost half of respondents, all from religious minorities, were discriminated against at work because of their beliefs.
The speakers at the evangelical gathering stressed that criticism and offense should not be equated to hate speech, and that freedom of expression should prevail in case of doubt.
The judges ruled that the forced resignation over refusal to stop wearing a cross necklace was “unfair and discriminatory” and rejected that the objection had nothing to do with her beliefs.
What about wrong choices in the words that we use, especially words that might relate to additional needs or disability?
The windows of the store were full of anti-Christian offensive graffiti. “This is an attack on religious freedom, are we still free to believe in God in France?”, the CNEF says.
The Evangelical People’s Party calls to “consider labour exploitation as a separate offense” in the Penal Code to protect migrants and other vulnerable people.
Roxana Stanciu (CARE) analyses hate speech and how can Christians respond to it. “Christians should be ready to be offended and to engage in meaningful conversations”.
Under the new law, “mere criticism of gay marriage is not an offense”, authorities say. There will be a consultation before religious same-sex weddings become legal in May 2020.
“We strongly support the creative freedom of the artists”, responds Netflix in a statement. The First Temptation of Christ has been produced by Brazilian YouTube comedians.
“We want to get away from a default setting that just assumes everyone is Christian”, said opponents. “The importance of religious beliefs should not be underestimated”, the Church of Scotland pointed out.
Members of faith communities are not as protected as other social groups, the four official religious representatives say in a statement.
Myth 3: If a sermon is really good then listeners will not be offended.