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Scots snub controversial hate crime bill with overwhelming support for free speech
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Scots snub controversial hate crime bill with overwhelming support for free speech

Originally published in The Christian Institute Almost nine in 10 Scots believe that freedom of speech is important and a significant number oppose major elements of the Scottish government’s controversial hate crime legislation, a new poll has revealed. Conducted for the Free to Disagree campaign by Savanta ComRes, the poll […]

France leads West in helping Lebanon after catastrophic blast in Beirut
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France leads West in helping Lebanon after catastrophic blast in Beirut

News summary by Mindy Belz, senior editor of World France is taking a lead among Western nations, with the United States making tentative (my take) offers of help in the wake of Tuesday’s catastrophic explosion in Beirut. The official death toll stands at 137, with more than 5,000 injured and at least […]

France ordered to lift ban on church meetings
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France ordered to lift ban on church meetings

Originally published in The Christian Institute The French Government has been ordered to lift the ban on meetings in churches within eight days by its top administrative court. Although the government recently eased it’s coronavirus restrictions by allowing private meetings of up to ten people, this did not apply to […]

Christians are under increased persecution amid coronavirus pandemic (PHOTO: Open Doors)
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Covid-19 adds to suffering of persecuted Church

Covid-19 has considerably changed daily life for most people in most countries around the world. This worldwide crisis, however, has a devastating influence on the persecuted Church and Christians in countries closed to the Gospel. Open Doors, an international organisation, aiming to support and strengthen persecuted Christians in more than […]