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What is a Christian response to the bewildering parliamentary pantomime we’re currently watching of MPs trying to deal with Brexit?
The UK government has ordered a review “to map Christian persecution worldwide, and make recommendations on the practical steps it can take to support those under threat”.
The draft law seeks the independence of any religion, and to optimize the times and procedures for the granting of legal entity to churches and religious evangelical entities.
According to the government, 508 Coptic, Orthodox, Protestant, and Catholic churches have received its approval since February. At the same time, eleven churches were shut down.
The training of imams, the foreign influence on Germany's mosques, and the role of Islamic theology in universities, were some of the topics discussed at the German Islam Conference.
Christians in Parliament published a consultation which “seeks to explore how living out Christian faith in UK interacts with public institutions”.
The regional government of Navarre (Spain) implements a controversial plan for children between 0 and 18 years old. Gender ideology is promoted with new LGBT laws.
“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.
Around 4,000 left Honduras to find a better life in Mexico and the US. World Vision calls for “a joint action between churches, civil society, companies and authorities to provide humanitarian aid”.
The UK Equalities Office asks citizens how to improve the legal gender recognition process in a public consultation.
“We have a responsibility to ensure the visibility of disabled people”.
“The psychological fallout from medical abortions completed at home can be severe”, Philippa Taylor of the Christian Medical Fellowship says.
The evangelical family of one of the victims held their own funeral. Italian Evangelical Alliance: “The state assumes everyone is Catholic”.
The Bible shows us examples of legitimate opposition to the abuse of power by those in authority, and it is not simply limited to the subject of preaching the Gospel.
Theresa May says everyone should be guaranteed the right to “practise their faith free of fear”.
The no-confidence motion has passed with the support of 180 MPs. There was one abstention and 169 MPs voted against it.
Europe holds its breath as emerging parties M5S and Lega announce a government deal. Italian Evangelical Alliance leader Giacomo Ciccone sees a “widespread dissatisfaction” in society.
The government announces it abandons plans to register and inspect out-of-school education settings. An official report confirmed the opposition of many educational institutions.
Three top ministers of the Spanish government joined Catholic Easter processions. The participation of public officers in certain religious events “damages the non-confessional status of Spain”, says FEREDE.
Christians are humiliated at airports, body-searched as if they were criminals or traffickers, compared to terrorists.
Christian organisations are hesitant to openly express any opinion because they know that their members are very divided.
Eyewitnesses said police confiscated chairs, tables and Bibles before the demolition. “These crazy actions will not stop us from praying and praising God”.
Eight in ten say parents should have access to the content of Relationships and Sex Education classes before it is taught in schools. “The role of the state should be limited”, the EAUK says.
Most will not celebrate Christmas publicly this year to avoid “schisms in society” as they wait for the government to answer to their requests of freedom and equality.
The denomination has hundreds of churches across the country. In a statement, they call Christians to model forgiveness and distance themselves from “those who attack others verbally, physically or intellectually”.