Women from the Danish Faroe Islands no longer have to travel more than 1,300 kilometres for an abortion if it is up to the government. The local authorities on the Danish Islands propose to change this. The Faroer pro-life organisation Pro Vita asked the Justice Ministry to do more research first.
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Will the new Danish king follow in his Christian mother's footsteps or will he be a more secular king? That is one of the questions Danish Christians have. The first signs are promising.
Denmark’s Christian Democrat party (Kristeligt Folkeparti) will now include abortion into its party programme.
The Danish Parliament adopted a law that forbids "inappropriate handling" of religious texts last week. The ban comes after a series of Quran burnings in the country, which caused global unrest.
Denmark has a new Church Minister. Morten Dahlin succeeds Louise Schack Elholm. However, he receives a lot of criticism.
The Danish Church Minister has abolished the exception of the Church of Denmark in the Equality Treatment Act. Until now, churches could refuse female priests. That changes. “Is there still room for theological disagreement?”
Next school year, both primary schools and schools for children with special needs must ban smartphones from their classrooms. That is an order of the Dutch Education Minister Mariëlle Paul. A Danish survey confirms the negative impact of screens on children.
In the Danish marriage form, “husband” and “wife” can be taken out, some bishops think. Instead, “spouse” would be theologically better and more contemporary.
Although the Danish Day of Prayer has been cancelled, people still remember. Bishops met last weekend to discuss a possible revitalisation.
The Danish Ethics Council disagrees with the average Danish inhabitant. While the latter wants euthanasia to be legalised, the former is opposed to that.