Kingdom values have helped bring radical transformation in society precisely when Christians understood their calling to be salt and light in the public square.
The motion needed a two-thirds majority from the laity, clergy and the bishops to pass. 62% of the bishops voted in favour, failing to reach the requirement.
The Swiss Parliament could soon redefine marriage. Homosexuals would be given the right to adoption and surrogate pregnancy would be discussed.
Methodist Evangelicals Together responded by calling for the biblical definition of marriage to be maintained. The report will be presented at the Methodist Conference in June.
“Since 1992, civil marriages have increasingly outnumbered religious marriages”, the Office for National Statistics says. Religious ceremonies now account for less than a quarter of all weddings.
The Synod of the Lutheran Evangelical Church approved that every local church will be able to decide about the blessing of homosexual unions.
“Moving away from God’s pattern for family life is not an option for evangelical Christians”, the European Evangelical Alliance says.
Conservative delegates from the Global South helped stop the US-majority push to approve gay marriage. Liberal churches expected to leave the denomination.
“All official school forms involving children must mention only Parent 1 and Parent 2” , the amendment passed by the National Assembly of France says.
“We hope that one day soon our society can learn to accept people's differences and different points of view”, said White Magazine owners.
A survey commissioned by the Coalition for Family shows that 13% back including incest in a legal definition of marriage.
The five Supreme Court judges unanimously upheld Ashers’ appeal against claims of discrimination. “This is a win for everyone”, The UK Evangelical Alliance says in a statement.
Just 20.96% of registered voters cast ballots, less than the 30% needed for the result to be valid.
University lecturer Emanuel Tundrea explains why he will vote ‘yes’ this weekend in the referendum to protect marriage as “a union between a man and a woman”.
Including same-sex marriage in the Cuban Constitution “is totally incompatible with the history, cultural values and thinking of the Fathers of our country”.
Nicholas Okoh, Chairman of Gafcon, urges to handle disagreement between Anglicans with “theological integrity” that “minimises the hurt and distress that has been all too evident”.
Romania’s senators voted to change the country’s constitution so that it defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. The national referendum will be held in October.
In a 7-2 vote, the court held that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission showed “hostility” towards the baker’s religious beliefs.
The government says that Sweden is “amongst the least religious countries in the world”.
Evangelical preacher and musician Fabricio Alvarado leads the polls. His defence of traditional marriage clashes with a recent resolution of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
About 180 churches leave the denomination in the midst of theological and pastoral debates about same-sex unions.
The document launched by Spanish evangelicals aims to develop a positive vision of marriage and sexuality. “The invisibility of Christians must come to an end, we must position ourselves”.
Only 2 of every 10 churches registered to marry gay couples have actually officiated at least one of such weddings in England and Wales in the last four years.
Mattel posts pictures on Instagram of dolls wearing “Love wins” t-shirts.
The Anglican Church and other evangelical movements such as Hillsong ask the parliament to protect freedom of speech in the new legislation.
Lorna Ashworth leaves the Archbishop’s Council saying the Church of England should be “following the unadulterated teaching of Christ even when it contradicts the spirit of the age”.