Estonia’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (EELK) has decided to stop registering marriages after Estonia approved a law that allows same-sex marriage.
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The Methodist churches in Estonia have decided to leave their global mother church. A large majority voted for secession.
Estonia’s parliament on Tuesday opened marriage to gay couples. Although taboo in the former Eastern Bloc, gay marriage is rising.
Estonia might become the first post-Soviet Union country that has same-sex marriage. Prime Minister Kaja Kallas has tabled a bill to legislate marriage for gay couples.
The new Estonian government does not include any conservative political party in the coalition. This might be the chance for the LGBT movement to push for the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
His name is not known to most of the public. Still, Traugott Hahn is considered one of the most famous martyrs of the Baltic church. On January 14th 1919, communist Bolsheviks killed the Lutheran pastor from Estonia.
Estonia’s Minister of Internal Affairs has demanded that the Estonian Orthodox Church (EOC) disavow the Russian Patriarchate’s comments or risk getting denied special privileges.
The Estonian Minister of Home Affairs ordered the Metropolitan Yevgeny, Primate of the Estonian Orthodox Church, to distance himself from the war-supporting Moscow Patriarchate.
Alar Karis, currently the head of the Estonian National Museum, will become the next president of Estonia.