Archbishop Justin Welby says Anglicans will “seek to move forward together”, but churches in England and in other parts of the world say the moves lead to a “fracture”.
Nine websites that have no age verification systems have been blocked. By age 12, nearly a third have already been exposed to such contents.
Oxford LGBT students publish a blacklist of “homophobic” churches in the city, most of them evangelical. It is a clear example of how Christian congregations are coming under pressure for teaching the Bible to their members.
Dragging an individual through a grueling criminal trial simply for expressing their religious beliefs is the opposite of what characterizes a free society.
Judges to give a verdict by November 30th. Prosecutors asked a 120-day fine for Räsänen and argued her interpretation and post of Bible verses was “criminal”.
Kristie Higgs encouraged people to challenge the government’s plans to introduce relationships and sex education to children in primary schools.
The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, accepts the proposal to review “inappropriate” materials as asked for by a Christian parliamentarian.
A decade later, Francis still faces unresolved challenges. “As a good Jesuit, he resisted making decisions so far”, says evangelical theologian in Rome, Leonardo De Chirico.
Andrew Bunt, author of Finding Your Best Identity, calls churches to build a gospel-centered alternative to the 'affirming' narratives on social media: “We need to offer young people a better community offline, where they can be honest and wrestle with their big questions”.
Christians in Finland are worried about the effects of the new transgender law: “Our legislators have sunken into the abyss of irrationality”.
Theologically conservative groups see the proposals “illogical” and a “Trojan horse” that will lead to future changes in the doctrine of marriage. Politicians accuse the leadership of the Anglican Church of “homophobia”.
The initiative of the Senate also seeks to explicitly ban discrimination on the grounds of disability. LGBTQI groups say same-sex marriage and adoption laws need to be shielded.
It is the first measure of the 6-year-long internal debate on LGBTQI issues. The leading Anglican church says it seeks “a proper 21st century understanding of being human and of being sexual”.
A report shows that Australians have a good perception of Christians and are willing to have spiritual conversations, but also see Christianity as a bad influence in some areas.
According to a major survey, evangelicals are 37% of the population, Roman Catholics, 33%. 29% said they are unaffiliated believers and 1% identify as non-believers.
The Greater Love Declaration upholds “a classic, orthodox Christian teaching on marriage, sex and identity”. “We will not surrender the ‘Greater Love’ of Jesus”, signatories say.
The first surviving Christian writing outside the New Testament, Didache, already makes a statement against abortion, infanticide and paedophilia.
The recently released State of Theology survey states that “Americans often aren’t sure how to balance hot-button cultural issues with theological beliefs”.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office blames unrestricted access to pornography for “highly sexualised behaviour at very early ages” and “incestuous sexual offences”.
Everyone over 16 may change their legal gender via a civil officer. Court would decide on minors under 16 without parental consent. A citizen campaign warns about the dangers of the law.
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”.
Many feel Pride parades display too much body. Yet perhaps our problem in the church is too little body emphasis.
The organisation will release an update of the manual for health managers which states that “sex is not limited to male or female”.
Despite the negative report of the General Council of the Judiciary, there are hardly any changes. The change of sex may be made without restrictions or prior reports.
In many countries, June is celebrated as Pride Month. We evangelicals should be aware that conversations about gender and sexuality have to do with fellow humans. By a church leader in Central Europe.