Scotland's First Minister candidate has always been public about her faith. She is clear, thoughtful, kind in her articulation. And she understands the consequences.
About half of the Swedish population feels they cannot speak openly about their political and religious views.
The facilities of the Swiss Evangelical Alliance and two pro-life associations were vandalised ahead of the March For Life. There have been many similar incidents in the country in recent years.
The mother of five fled in 2015 after her husband was killed.
Church leader in southwest India loses hearing in one ear.
Evangelicals may be approaching a time when we are ostracised and where we need to have confidence in what we believe and what the Bible teaches because we will not receive endorsement for those beliefs from the world around us.
A large number of Islamist lawyers swarmed the courtroom during a hearing, an intimidation tactic designed to obtain convictions and harsh sentences.
Olaf Latzel is the pastor of St. Martini Church, he was sentenced by a court in December for hate speech against homosexuals. This evangelical community has been targeted by radicals before.
The father of four young children had been sentenced to five years in prison and fined 100,000 dinars. “That this story goes back three years and only now it’s resurfacing – it’s hard to digest”, says the church that supports his family.
“We thought Covid-19 was going to minimize the effect of persecution, but it has been the opposite. Persecution has increased”, says the director of Open Doors Spain. The organisation releases its annual World Watch List.
“Christ, Mary and Spain – Get out, Protestant and Lutheran rats”, read one of the signs hanging on the windows of an evangelical church in Santander. The bishop of Cantabria and several parties expressed their condemnation.
The US Commission for International Religious Freedom asks for the release of pastor Jesus Quinones, and the right of Cuban parents to “raise their children pursuant to their own faith”.
Intellectuals warn that “the spread of censoriousness” is leading to an “intolerant climate”. Authors JK Rowling, Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood are among the signatories.
The Council of Europe Assembly calls on member states to “take all necessary measures to combat discrimination based on religion or beliefs”.
Läderach had suffered attacks against its shops and boycott calls by political parties. The reason is the founding family’s support for the March for Life and their Christian views on marriage and family.
Law is now being made on the basis of which ‘victim’ group can claim priority.
The Pakistani Christian absolved of death penalty shares details about her suffering as a “prisoner of fanaticism” . Journalist Anne-Isabelle Tollet is co-author of the book.
Rev. Lawan Andimi had stated in a video that he trusted in God should he lose his life to Islamic terrorists.
A radical feminist group claims the attack. It caused damages of 40,000 Euro, but pastor says the church “hopes and prays for a peaceful coexistence” in Tübingen.
Gunmen opened fire during the worship service. This is the fourth attack against Christian communities in the last eight months.
Algerian Christians think the governmental campaign against Protestant churches will continue. But “the churches of Algeria have a very firm and mature leadership with a clear vision of God”.
“The government has passed laws that blatantly violate religious freedom”, Swiss Christian NGO HMK says. Christian natives and foreigners have been arrested because of their faith.
Throughout the summer, a number of attacks on graveyards, church buildings and other church properties have been reported in Europe.
Hindu extremist threats have driven a pastor in Nepal into hiding following a leak onto social media of a restricted audience-interview he gave on his journey to Christ.
Local authorities in the state of Hidalgo “prohibit the entry of Protestants”. Those who refuse to fund Catholic festivities are threatened with big fines and water cuts.
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