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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.
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 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.
It can be tempting to rush to act or just to ask for help but not actually make it possible for this assistance to be given.
Civil society reports estimate that in 2017 alone at least 50 individuals were imprisoned on charges of blasphemy, with at least 17 facing possible death sentences.
Pro-life leaders denounced that the president intends to covertly approve a pro-abortion statute. Fabricio Alvarado, leader of the Costa Rican opposition party, participated in the march.
Christians need to be more aware of the use of data concerning them, and of both the opportunities and risks associated with AI.
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” .
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.
The closure of at least 12 Protestant church buildings gets international attention. Algerian Christians share their situation in videos posted online. 63,000 have already signed a petition defending religious freedom.
The City Council develops a plan to regulate gambling access and advertising. Psychologists warn against seeing “sports betting as just another social entertainment”.
Surveys say a majority of society is not in favour of the changes that will be applied after March 2020. Same-sex marriage has also been legalised.
Conservative and Eurosceptic party Law and Justice (PiS) narrowly retains its majority with 235 seats, but loses it in the Senate.
Peaceful demonstrations call authorities to “stop closure of worship places”. Churches re-organise themselves in houses as the government threatens to close more buildings.
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”.
A regional deputy of the Lega party proposed to use “women in shop windows” to relaunch tourism.
According to the evangelical body, the “legislation is very indulgent due to certain interests”. In 2019, more fires than previous years have been reported.
“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.
The issue revealed a deep division of the parliament. Catholics and evangelicals worked together to stop the law.
The Vice President of the Regional government says in a press conference that new LGBT law will continue to be applied against such “very severe infractions”. Lawyers challenge the law in the Spanish Constitutional Court.
“The very elderly who have had enough should be able to die when they choose”, said Pia Dijkstra, a member of the D66 party. European evangelicals have raised their voice against euthanasia.
“Protestant communities find it practically impossible to get permission to build churches”, a lawyer says. Up to 90% of places of worship are officially recorded as residential property.
Demonstrators gathered in front of the parliament building in Belfast. “We werere not asked about this undemocratic change, which does not reflect public or political opinion here”.
The German government plans to ban so-called ‘conversion therapies’. Reinhardt Schink, Secretary General of the German Evangelical Alliance, says the law proposal is “neither coherent with its assumptions, nor consistent in its approach”.