Officials claimed burnings pose a threat to Sweden's security. A previous one worsened the conflict with Turkey over Swedish bid to join NATO.
Congolese Christians are sceptical about the humanist statements made by Pope Francis during his official visit to a country facing a serious conflict.
Highlights are the fight against human trafficking and the efforts to integrate victims in the labour market. Spain is among the European countries with highest levels of prostitution.
Halloween can be a confusing, anxiety inducing time for children with additional needs, but they can safely also join in with some fun in an alternative way.
Many Christians arrested and charged for belonging to “illegal” groups.
Stop abus aims to “make our churches more welcoming and safer”, says the CNEF. Evangelicals had already released a guide of good practices to fight sexual abuse.
The severe political and economic crisis hinders the living conditions of most of the population. “Churches are involved in providing relief”, says an evangelical leader.
The Security Council of the Russian Federation uses the war to justify further restrictions of religious freedom whenever “religious dogmas are used for negative purposes”.
Since the conflict began, Israel has received over 1,500 Jews from Ukraine, where around 43,000 Jews live.
Pornography websites could be fined up to 10% of their annual turnover or be blocked. Christian associations welcome “a significant, but long overdue step in the right direction”.
Thousands of devotionals from Our Daily Bread ministry are distributed to security forces in Brazil after an agreement with the Ministry of Justice.
A resolution of the Council of 47 European countries recommends to focus on sexual education, online protection and security, and strong regulation.
We talk to Salvador Martí, a Christian police officer and creator of a safeguardind workshop for children.
The army is in control again, two years after the overthrow of Omar al-Bashir. “It is very important to pray for peace and security for all in Sudan”, evangelicals say.
China passed a reform of Hong Kong's election law to evaluate the “patriotism” of the candidates. “Many people do not agree with the government”, says a Christian in the city.
Archaeologists discovered the scrolls in the Judean Desert. They also found the world's oldest fully intact basket, a 6,000-year-old mummified child and a cache of rare coins.
“86% of GPs worried about women having a medical abortion past the legal limit or being coerced”, a poll finds. “The government has chosen to abandon woman to DIY abortion”.
A public consultation of the UK government asks whether to make early medical abortion at home permanent. “It puts women at risk and further liberalises abortion practice”.
A website aims to help the 130,000 Hong Kongers expected to arrive in the UK this year to get settled. They see it as an “opportunity for the church to show Jesus' hospitality”.
Some say a ban would restrict religious freedom, others believe the equality of women and certain security issues are at stake.
There were 78 Jihadist attacks or attempted attacks in the EU between 2017 and 2019. “The biggest failure in Europe is the failed integration of Muslims”, the World Evangelical Alliance Director of Public Engagement says.
The only way to have a complete life in every sense of the word is to be anchored in God.
The Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse's report denounces that “the Church of England failed to protect children and young people”. The Church responds: “We are truly sorry for the shameful way we have acted”.
“Trump’s advantage comes from white evangelicals (73% to 18%), while African Americans evangelicals plan to vote for Biden (69% to 19%)”, a LifeWay Research survey says.
The Evangelical Fellowship of India denounces that Christians “are warned to leave their faith or face consequences” and urges the state “to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice”.
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