The confinement in our homes is forcing millions to stop abruptly, cancel all our plans, and take time to look in the mirror.
The alarming trends among teenagers have forced experts to raise their voice. Evangelical author Olof Edsinger: “Of course, there is a theological truth, but science really goes a long way in challenging the queer and trans ideology”.
Finnish politician Päivi Räsänen was interrogated by the police for five hours on his booklet on Bible and sexuality. “I categorically deny that my writing might be hate speech or defamation or slander of minorities”.
Missiologist Jim Memory looks at the crises and opportunities Europeans have faced in the last decade.
Two Iranian Christian women spent 259 days in prison for their faith. “God gave us an opportunity to share the gospel with people who needed to hear it”. They wrote a book about it.
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.
Journalist Yoe Suárez was interrogated by the police for 3 hours. He has been banned from leaving the country.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
“We strongly support the creative freedom of the artists”, responds Netflix in a statement. The First Temptation of Christ has been produced by Brazilian YouTube comedians.
The EU adopted a resolution which calls “for an end to violations against the freedom of Christians and other religious minorities to worship”
The NCCP has spoken out against the heavy government policies against drug trafficking. 5,300 have been killed in the past three years.The Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches supported the NCCP.
Chick-fil-A, founded by a Baptist, now announces it will no longer support the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Last week, the police interrogated Member of Parliament Päivi Räsänen for four hours. Now the State General Prosecutor announces a pretrial investigation on her booklet “Male and female He created them” .
Seven Christian intellectuals ask the state to “respect, guarantee and protect freedom of thought”, and demand “the freedom for Cuban parents to choose their children education”.
The Luhansk People's Republic (Ukraine) has banned all Protestant worship, and believers try to meet in small gatherings. Uzbekistan raids worship services that have not been approved by the authorities.
Päivi Räsänen, the leader of the Christian Democrats, could be accused under Section 10 of the Criminal Code of Finland for “ethnic agitation”. A fine or prison are contemplated for this crime.
Some fear Islamic groups could win seats in regional parliaments. Evangelicals do not plan to create faith-based parties but warn against the attempts to limit religious expressions in the public square.
After eleven days of protests and seven people killed, the Ecuadorian government and the indigenous leaders reach an agreement to withdraw Decree 883 and finish the mobilizations.
The university had expelled InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for requiring their leaders to agree to its statement of faith. This is the second time it loses a case regarding this issue.
After being announced as the lead character of a well-known play, Seyi Omooba (25) was attacked on social media for a post written in 2014. The actress has taken the case to court.