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Freedom of Religion: From the USCIRF Report on Persecutions in Russia to Violations in Europe  JANUARY 29, 2021  

YAROSLAV SIVULSKY, Representative of the European Association of Jehovah's Witnesses: "The Sad Consequences of the Persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia"

 

https://aleteia.org/2021/01/29/religious-freedom-in-europe-is-becoming-more-of-an-issue/ 

In a January 22 statement, Cardinal Hollerich voiced concerns about a draft law soon to be discussed in Denmark, aimed at reducing the threat of Islamist terrorism. The law would require sermons and homilies to be provided in the national language, but Hollerich said it could impose undue hindrance on the fundamental right to freedom of religion.

Other threats have come from restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Religious leaders have cautioned against permanent restrictions such as church closures and limits on faith activities.

In 2003, the government signed a concordat with the Belarusian Orthodox Church, which is controlled by the Russian Orthodox Church, giving it a privileged position. (...) In particular, authorities in Russia have been leading a campaign against the Jehovah’s Witnesses. In 2017, the Russian Supreme Court ruled that the group violated laws against extremism. Raids on Jehovah’s Witness homes and subsequent prosecutions for alleged extremism-related offences are showing no signs of stopping.

Eph. 3:20 “Now to the one who can, according to his power that is operating in us, do more than superabundantly beyond all the things we ask or conceive”

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On 1/29/2021 at 7:15 AM, Sofia said:

 

https://aleteia.org/2021/01/29/religious-freedom-in-europe-is-becoming-more-of-an-issue/ 

In a January 22 statement, Cardinal Hollerich voiced concerns about a draft law soon to be discussed in Denmark, aimed at reducing the threat of Islamist terrorism. The law would require sermons and homilies to be provided in the national language, but Hollerich said it could impose undue hindrance on the fundamental right to freedom of religion.

 

If this draft law is approved , then non-Danish speaking congregations would be disallowed?

Denmark has 174 congregations. Don't know how many are foreign language.

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There´s a major concern about religion freedom all over Europe. 

Religious leaders have cautioned against permanent restrictions such as church closures and limits on faith activities.

In addition, some governments might be taking advantage of pandemic lockdowns to push through controversial secularizing reforms, several bishops conferences have warned, including those of Spain and Portugal.

We just got to keep on the watch.😉

Eph. 3:20 “Now to the one who can, according to his power that is operating in us, do more than superabundantly beyond all the things we ask or conceive”

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Brand new website from UN to encourage protection of religious sites 

https://forsafeworship.org/about/

 

religion is to be protected

lets see when UN think the other way around...

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