If Europe wants to survive, it must find a future. And that future lays in the Christian religion that has created its cultural heritage that still unites the continent, says David Millard.
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Last Wednesday, European churches and other buildings drew attention to their persecuted fellow-Christians. By lighting up red, they want to highlight the “many violations that minorities suffer in particular.”
The number of hate crimes against European Christians is rising, a watchdog reports. Why is that?
The New Life Church in Minsk filed an appeal against its liquidation. The congregation was ordered to dissolve last month.
Thousands of Norwegians take part in torchlight processions for persecuted Christians. In Molde, on the west coast of the country, there was a record turnout despite the cold and autumn darkness, a report from the Christian Press Agency shows.
A judge of the Minsk City Court has officially confirmed the liquidation of the New Life Church in Minsk in a civil court case.
The Russian forces continue to close churches in the annexed regions that belonged to Ukraine.
Will they still exist next year? Or even next month? For churches in Belarus, this question is real. Especially the New Life Church in Minsk has been the target of the Belarusian authorities for months already. Next week, the congregation will be in court.
In our society, the iron fist of old-fashioned tyranny has given way to the velvet-gloved despotism of overbearing government. The techniques applied are proving to be every bit as effective as the old thuggery.
Thousands of Christians lost their lives because the European Union keeps silent about freedom of religion. That is what Reformed MEP Bert-Jan Ruissen said on Monday when he opened a conference and an exposition about persecuted Christians in the building of the European Parliament in Brussels.