Month: July 2021

Christian Child Welfare Ministries Urge Churches to Help Children Left Orphaned by Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic that led to the deaths of over 4 million people worldwide also caused a spike in the number of children who are now orphaned, a new report has revealed.   By April, over a year after countries worldwide were hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic, it’s estimated that as many as 1.5 million …

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Coming Out of Lockdown: The Child Mental Health Cost and What We Can Do About It

Here’s my seven ‘top tips’ to help us help our family to improve our overall mental health after the lockdowns. We are only just fully understanding the scale of the toll that the months of lockdown has had on the mental health and wellbeing of our children. ‘Freedom’ seems a long way off for many. …

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Record Number of Abortions in Switzerland in 2020

According to figures recently published by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the number of abortions performed in Switzerland increased in 2020 compared to the previous year. The figures for the cantons of Bern and Glarus are still missing, but in the remaining cantons, there were 10,906 abortions in 2020, a record since the statistics were first published in 2007. After …

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“Europe Is in Crisis Because We Do Not Know Anymore Where Morality Comes From”

In May 2016, Oxford Mathematics Professor John Lennox visited Spain to speak at the national ‘Apologetics Forum’ in Tarragona. There he had a conversation with Evangelical Focus, GBU Spain (IFES) and Fundación RZ. The scientist reflected about the fall of the so-called New Atheism, the definition of ‘faith’, the importance of dialogue and the need of understanding the Bible. …

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High Court Hears Landmark Down’s Syndrome Discrimination Case

A landmark legal challenge against the government over discriminatory abortion laws is being heard at the High Court.  The case has been brought by Heidi Crowter, a 26-year-old Coventry woman who has Down’s syndrome, and Máire Lea-Wilson from Brentford, West London, whose 2-year-old son Aidan has Down’s syndrome. In England, Wales and Scotland, there is a …

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Boy Scouts Lost 2 Million Members Since Lifting Ban on Gay Youth; Now Mired in Sex Abuse Claims

Eight years after lifting a ban on homosexual youth when it boasted more than 2.7 million members, the Boy Scouts of America now has just 762,000 members as it continues to grapple with some 82,000 sexual abuse claims from former Scouts, court records show. In just one year alone, from 2019 to 2020 amid the pandemic, the BSA’s flagship …

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Migrant Children Struggle with Depression, Suicide Amid Horrid Conditions at Texas Shelter

Lice outbreaks, unsanitary living conditions, suicide attempts and reports of rape are emerging from the tent camps housing thousands of migrant children at the U.S. southern border, where the children are held before being bussed or flown to cities in Texas and other states.  As the border crisis continues to escalate, reports reveal what it’s like …

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The European Parliament Passes the Controversial Matic Report to Promote “Free and Legal Abortion Without Barriers”

The European Evangelical Alliance had called to reject the report: “Abortion is about the life of the woman but also about the life of the unborn child. Both lives matter”. The European Parliament passed on 23 June the known as Matic report, a motion on “situation of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the European …

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