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LE 2020 sets out to host 800 invited delegates in a gathering in Wisla, Poland 21-25 October. The gathering will be the culmination of a conversation eventually encompassing as many as 10,000 people all across Europe.
Authorities confirmed that the suspect was found dead at his house. German counter-terrorism prosecutors have taken over the investigation because “there are indications of a far-right motive”.
The draft law proposes euthanasia in a month for those with an incurable or disabling illness. Spanish evangelicals ask for “better palliative care and support for people in dependence”
The Council of Europe Assembly calls on member states to “take all necessary measures to combat discrimination based on religion or beliefs”.
UPDATED: The police interrogated Juhana Pohjola for five hours. “I denied being guilty of the crime of ethnic agitation”. The booklet was published in 2004.
Early results show that there could be several options on the table to form a new government.
The Evangelical Alliance says “it is questionable to extend the Penal Code only for a specific group of people”. The next socio-political debate around the corner is the ‘marriage for all’ law.
The country enters into a transition period of 11 months to negotiate free movement of people and other key issues. Christians are called to “model healing”, says the Evangelical Alliance.
The Education Minister creates a socio-political storm by saying that “children do not belong to their parents”. Three evangelical organisations join the debate about the LGBT workshops in state schools.
If Tine Nys’s euthanasia was illegal, then the three doctors could face a sentence for murder. Belgium faces a deep debate about a law that allows euthanasia for mentally ill people – and children.
Influential Swiss newspaper NZZ publishes the dialogue between Samuel Jost and his son Marc, who leads the Swiss Evangelical Alliance and calls to protect heterosexual marriage.
The Modern Slavery law would give victims at least 12 months of guaranteed support. Charity CARE asks Christians to contact their local MP to support the initiative.
A referendum on 9 February gives the Swiss a chance to reject the changes in the Penal Code already approved by the Parliament. The norm could create freedom of expression conflicts, the Evangelical Alliance says.
Participants from 12 countries met near Barcelona. “The gift of the evangelist was stirred afresh as we prayed, worshipped and dared to ask God for Europe”.
The leader of the German Evangelical Alliance says the lack of humanity in returning Christian converts to Islamist countries harms Germany’s own value system.
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.
Social Democrat Pedro Sánchez is confirmed as Prime Minister after forming a government with leftists Podemos. The growing socio-political polarisation makes dialogue difficult, evangelicals say.
He beats conservative incumbent President Grabar-Kitavoric. The 1990s war was still a relevant topic during the electoral campaign.
Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) and Werner Kogler (Greens) reached an agreement, which aims to become climate-neutral by 2040 and includes and stricter controls on migration.
“We do not take a 13-year-old boy to a sex-shop, not anything goes in the digital world”, French President Emmanuel Macron said in a speech at UNESCO.
Karlsruhe hosts the 6-day-long evangelism conference and joint New Year celebration. Bible expositions on Acts, workshops, worship, arts, encourage university students to “wait on God” and respond with the gospel to Europe's spiritual hunger.
The inequality between East and West is still visible in issues such as migration and employment. “Christians need to get involved at all levels”, says Evi Rodemann of the Lausanne Movement Europe.
A letter was delivered to the ambassador “in favour of religious freedom in Algeria and in support of the evangelical churches in that country”.
“The passion for unity is one vital way the church can serve the nation in the months and years ahead”, says Gavin Calver of the Evangelical Alliance.
European Christians are called to pray from January 12-19. The prayer guide contains “biblical devotion and prayer points for each day”.