Swedish Midwife Sues State over Dismissal for Refusing to Aid in Abortions

Lawsuit seeks compensation for damages and discrimination.

Roger Kiska of Alliance Defending Freedom. (Scandinavianhumandignityaward.org)

(Morning Star News) – A Scandinavian rights group has filed suit against the Swedish government on behalf of a Christian woman who was fired for refusing to perform abortions. Scandinavian Human Rights Lawyers, a Non-Governmental Organization that describes itself as dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights and human dignity, states in the […]

European Christians Face Threats, Loss of Livelihood for Expressing Faith

Plainly stating belief or acting on it meets with hostilities.

Paul Coleman of Alliance Defending Freedom. (ADF)

(Morning Star News) – Battles over abortion and homosexuality can be white hot, with each side accusing the other of hate-speech and discrimination, but European Christians say merely stating their beliefs or acting in accordance with them has led to hatred and hostility. Often fought on battlefields where a “post-Christian” mindset is presupposed, European culture […]

German Homeschooling Case Highlights Questions about Persecution, Asylum

Were the Romeikes persecuted? If so, should the U.S. have granted asylum?

Home the Romeikes left in Bissingen, Germany. (Courtesy of Family)

(Morning Star News) – Should a family educating their children at home out of faith-based conviction in a country where homeschooling is illegal be able to claim asylum in the United States on grounds of religious persecution? For Uwe and Hannelore Romeike of Germany, who arrived in the United States in 2008, the question hovered […]

European Effort to Control Unofficial Religious Groups, Homeschooling Disarmed

Resolutions to ‘protect minors’ violate state neutrality on religion, parental rights, opponents say.

Palace of Europe, headquarters of Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. (Wikipedia)

(Morning Star News) – Opponents of a European initiative paving the way for governments to rule on the legitimacy of religious groups and reduce homeschooling rights – thus laying the groundwork for potential persecution of Christians – won a battle this month in the Council of Europe, sources said. In Europe, where public education often […]

Woman in Sweden Denied Work as Midwife for Refusing to Perform Abortions

Christian files discrimination complaint.

Provita attorney Ruth Nordström and attorney Roger Kiska of Alliance Defending Freedom flank Ellinor Grimmark at press conference last month. (TV4Nyheterna)

(Morning Star News) – A Christian woman in Sweden has been unable to find work as a midwife since a hospital where she interned last year let her go for refusing to help perform abortions. Hospital officials in the southern town of Eksjö had promised to extend Ellinor Grimmark’s contract until she refused to participate […]

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