The European Union’s top court has decided that public offices in member states have the right to refuse all religious symbols. This does only apply to people at the front desk but also in the background. The only rule is that the ban applies to all; from the Muslim head scarf to the Jewish kippah and the Christian cross.
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For a while, it seemed that tensions with Islam in Europe had come to a conclusion. But the war in Israel moved Islam back to the centre of European politics.
Denmark has a new Church Minister. Morten Dahlin succeeds Louise Schack Elholm. However, he receives a lot of criticism.
After a long time and political debate, the Norwegian government seems to have enough support for a ban on conversion therapy for homosexuals.
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.”
Two of the three Christian parties in the Netherlands had a huge loss in the general elections on Wednesday, according to the early exit poll.
Is Ukraine allowed to legislate for limitations on the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) because it has formal connections with the Moscow Patriarchate (MP)? Western observers doubt this.
The number of hate crimes against European Christians is rising, a watchdog reports. Why is that?
For years, the number of baptisms declined in the community of Jehovah's Witnesses worldwide. Now, the tide has changed. In total, the number has grown by 85 per cent this year.
Last week, more than 500 police officers raided the "Islamic Centre Hamburg", a large mosque known to be anti-Semitic, as well as 54 of its branches throughout Germany. With this raid, the authorities want to gather the final evidence to ban the community's activities.