Cases of Intolerance or Discrimination of Christians in Europe

Found 1929 case(s):

Primary School Teacher Suspended after Reading Bible Verses to Pupils

After a group of parents sent a letter of complaint, the school's headmaster suspended the Malicornay teacher. The teacher will remain under suspension pending an investigation into whether he was proselytizing in violation of secularism laws or simply studying the texts with the students. The city's mayor has denounced the suspension as extreme. Read more ...

Anti-Gender Ideology Campaign Censored

HazteOir.org painted a bus to circulate around Madrid with the words "Boys have penises, girls have vaginas. Don't be fooled. If you’re born a man, you’re a man. If you’re a woman, you’ll always be a woman" and publicized a pamphlet it created for parents: "Do you know what they want to teach your child at school? The laws of sexual indoctrination." The Madrid City Council authorized the seizure of the bus without a court order on March 2, 2017. Read more ...

Government Announces Compulsory Sex Education

The government announced that sex and relationships education will become compulsory in all of England's schools. Relationships education will be compulsory for all pupils from the age of four years, but parents will have the right to withdraw their children from sexual education program. Critics view the law as weakening the influence of parents' right to educate their children about sex and relationships. Read more ...

Two Street Preachers Convicted of Public Order Offenses

Michael Overd and Michael Stockwell were convicted on February 28, 2017 after a public prosecutor claimed that quoting parts of the King James Bible in the context of modern British society "must be considered to be abusive and is a criminal matter". After a four-day trial, the men were found guilty under Section 31 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, for using "threatening or abusive words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress, thereby, and the offence was religiously aggravated." Read more ...

General Pharmaceutical Council Launches Consultation on "Religion, Personal Values and Beliefs in Pharmacy Practice"

One of the proposals would remove the current conscience "opt-out" provisions. Currently, a pharmacist who does not wish to issue an abortifacient drug can refer the patient to another colleague. Instead, the pharmacist would have to “take responsibility for ensuring that person-centred care is not compromised because of personal values and belief”. This could require the pharmacist to dispense a drug against his or her conscience. Read more ...

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