Religious freedom charity Release International is calling on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to make good his promise to protect Christians abroad now that he has a majority in the Commons. A review recently commissioned by former Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, looked into countries where persecution was worst and made recommendations including to only provide aid and trade to countries that have a good track record on religious freedom.
Meanwhile, a report by The Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust found that 1,000 Christians have been killed by Islamist Fulani militia in Nigeria since January 2019. The report estimate that more than 6,000 Christians were killed in that country since 2015.
According to CBN News a Senior Counsel of Becket Fund for Religious Liberty has pointed out that thousands of religious organizations could face new lawsuits and new liability simply for acting on traditional Christian beliefs about human sexuality. This, he reportedly said could result if the US Supreme Court rules that “sex” includes sexual orientation or transgender status.
In the UK, parents are speaking out after their children were told to sing ‘baby boy Jesus’ rather than ‘Lord Jesus’ in the Christmas carol ‘Away in a Manger. According to reports, the head teacher at an East London primary school told students that the change was necessary so that all pupils could participate in the school’s Christmas celebration.
Pope Francis says the elderly in society have a wisdom and experience that is key to creating a world that is more respectful of everyone’s rights. He added that old age should be viewed as a season of dialogue between the elderly and the young for the construction of a more just, more beautiful and more supportive society. The pope was addressing a group of leaders and workers in Italy, yesterday.