“If suicide is already a taboo subject, it is even more invisible in the socially vulnerable population”, said organisers of a conference.
The book I don't like that secret! by Christian police officer Salvador Martí, seeks to prevent child abuse.
Eastern countries have the highest rates in Europe. Pioneer plans to prevent suicide are started in countries like Spain, where the incidence has been growing among young women.
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.
Assisted suicide is being discussed in the Parliament. “If assisted suicide became normal, that would have consequences”, MPs say. Christians support the proposal.
The Congress approved the declaration of 19 November as National Day for the fight against child abuse. In Peru 80% of those cases take place in the household.
A report compares suicide rates in countries where euthanasia is legal, with those where it is not. “Legalizing euthanasia will not help prevent suicide”, it says.
The EFN held its 7th Bridge Conference.“The church has a crucial role in preventing trafficking and in creating a safe restorative community for survivors”, organisers say.
The Independent Commission on Sexual Abuse in the Church said it is a “minimum estimate” and warns that there could be up to 10,000 victims.
The Infancy Working Group of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance launches a Protocol for Child Protection. “We still have a long way to go”, says Javier Martín.
“We have a responsibility to prevent, to react and to set an example in whatever we can do”, the CNEF says. Since 2019, eleven cases in evangelical churches have been reported.
An anonymous online survey is launched in Spain “to get an overview of pornography use within the church and to develop support resources adapted to the needs that may arise”.
Evangelical associations sign an agreement to provide support and strategies to prevent suicide within security forcers.
The Brussels Representative of the European Evangelical Alliance, Arie de Pater, analyses the situation of the EU amid the coronavirus, and the role of Christians in this crisis.
In March of 2019, the tropical cyclone destroyed 90% of Beira, the second most important city in the country.
Pastors of the Chinese Christian Church in Spain explain how they handle the Covid-19 crisis. “At work, we notice discrimination. Many think that the Chinese are carriers of the virus”.
They are cooperating with the authorities and complying with the precautionary measures of the Spanish Health Ministry.
Prevention is key but panic and fear are irrational feelings that only lead to impulse-driven decisions.
Representatives of Christian police associations share a project to prevent cases of suicide in the security forces with Polish and Spanish Members of the European Parliament.
“As a nation we confront our failure to listen, to believe, and to provide justice. We say sorry”, Scott Morrison said in a public speech at the Parliament.
Around 80% of sexually active people will get a STD. The average age of the patients has decreased.
Every 40 seconds, one person commits suicide. “Suicide is preventable if efforts are comprehensive and integrated”, the World Health Organisation says.
Volunteers working with the Christian association Valoare Plus set up support groups in secondary schools to mentor teenagers in risk of being trafficked for pornography and prostitution.
“Ignorance and the lack of resources cause many people to remain isolated”, psychologist Silvia Villares says. She has organised a forum with experts.