Working hard exists; the Biblebelt in Finland is famous for it. People there also have reverence for God and respect for parents. Those are some fruits of God’s work in various revivals in the coastal region on the Gulf of Bothnia.
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There is little to gain for a Christian party in Seinäjoki, laughs Aki Ruotsala. The Christian Democratic KD (Kristillisdemokraatit) has only 3 seats out of 49. “All parties here have respect for Christian values,” he says.
Jaakko casually crossed my path last week while I was on the road in Finland’s Biblebelt. As a reporter, I had arranged with a pastor there. He was waiting for me at the church entrance with two others. One of them was Jaakko.
Although the appeal court acquitted Päivi Räsänen of hate speech on Tuesday, she fears her case is not over yet. Her lawyer also expects an appeal from the prosecution.
The Court of Appeal in Helsinki has ruled that the Christian MP Päivi Räsänen is not guilty of discrimination against homosexuals. Follow the verdict live in CNE's liveblog.
The Court of Appeal in the Finnish capital Helsinki will rule on Tuesday in the case against Christian MP Päivi Räsänen.
Young fathers are more likely to support the baptism of their child and its membership in the Evangelical Lutheran Church than young mothers. That is the remarkable conclusion of research by the Church of Finland.
Psychiatrist Riittakerttu Kaltiala headed one of the first gender clinics in Finland in 2011. Now, she fights against gender reassignment for children. "Even during the first few years of the clinic, gender medicine was becoming rapidly politicised", she writes in a critical article.
My husband and I are just back. This weekend, we were once again facilitators of a marriage course.
Her accusers must think Päivi Räsänen is as slippery as an eel. Having homosexual contacts is sinful, she says clearly. But then she claims to be a sinner herself who cannot live without the forgiveness of Jesus.