Europe is going through major changes. Our aim is to look at the key issues in our continent from a biblical perspective.
“The sad situation of the Catholic Church is a warning”, says the President of the National Council of Evangelicals in France.
“As a nation we confront our failure to listen, to believe, and to provide justice. We say sorry”, Scott Morrison said in a public speech at the Parliament.
The sexual abuse crisis has been on the table in a dramatically growing way since the years of Benedict XVI. The problem is systemic and pervasive.
“This is a social problem, and the church as the body of Christ can be an answer”, says María Mercedes Páez, coordinator of pro-life organisation Aesvida.
Three universities have researched the cases implicating 1,670 priests in sexual abuse. Most victims were male and 13 years old or younger.
When we meet them, we begin by showing them that there is a way of hope, because they all want to get out of their situation.
Helping survivors of human trafficking in Thailand
The most viewed television broadcaster falsely accused an evangelical pastor of pederasty.
Telecinco links the church leader to a police macro-operation against child pornography. Evangelical representatives ask the national tv broadcaster to rectify publicly.
“Ignorance and the lack of resources cause many people to remain isolated”, psychologist Silvia Villares says. She has organised a forum with experts.
The archbishop of Canterbury answered the questions of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. “The Bible is utterly, brutally blunt about the difference between forgiveness and the consequences of sin”.
More than 32,000 cases of human trafficking have been analysed by Polaris, a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery.
According to a Save The Children report, 100 million minors are vulnerable in countries where child marriage is legal.
The Spanish police and Europol coordinate a “pioneer” action through the European Technical Research Unit. At least 39 people arrested in 18 countries.
Counselor Diane Langberg on how to listen to victims well.
“It is known that a good part of the women who are recruited for prostitution are minors”, says sociologist Richard Poulin.
The false pastor will have to compensate the families and pay 300€ per month as a child support of the son he had with one of the girls. The Evangelical Council of Asturias clearly stated they do not recognise him as an evangelical leader.
The producer is also charged with sexual abuse of minors and distribution of child pornography. The victims are from Eastern Europe.
The Evangelical Council in the region of Asturias expresses clear condemnation and “solidarity with those who suffer any type of spiritual abuse.” Prosecutor asks for 22 years of jail for the man.
“Spotlight” wins Oscar for Best Movie without falling into morbid sensationalism. The film makes us face up to a truth the religious audience does not want to hear.
In spite of the care and good intention, there is a lack of a theological and educated perspective of child treatment in many churches.
Around 26,000 unaccompanied children entered Europe last year. Most of them are targeted by criminal gangs. Some have been sexually exploited, Europol informed.
The Quito Call to Action on Children at Risk analyses how church has usually failed in recognising children’s needs and their role in church. The Lausanne Movement network propels ways to include children in the mission.
Thousands of victims will not even receive treatment. Child sexual abuse in UK has raised 71% in the last 3 years.
Child´s, 8-year-old, note to Jesus found in Bible leads to sex offender's conviction.