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Belgium bans full-face veilCountry/Region: Europe, Belgium
Belgium has become the second European country to ban the burqa and other face coverings from public places for security reasons.
The Belgian Parliament first passed the law by a vote of 149-1 in April 2010; however the legislation was delayed because of a political crisis affecting the Belgian government.
Operation Nehemiah: News and Prayer Update #32
Operation Nehemiah calls for churches to support local
UK Government leaves RE out of baccalaureate;
Church in Wales investigates Bible burning by rector ;
Atheists sue to have cross removed from Ground Zero;
Operation Nehemiah calls for churches to support local schools
Operation Nehemiah is calling upon churches in the UK to support local schools, in a video promoting a new initiative, Assisting Christianity Teaching in Schools (ACTS).
UK Government leaves RE out of baccalaureate
The Department for Education confirmed this week that Religious Education will not be included in the new English Baccalaureate for a second year. The decision to exclude RE in favour of music, art and IT was made despite a nationwide campaign by Christian groups and objections from some MPs.
Church in Wales investigates Bible burning by rector
The Church in Wales has launched an investigation after a rector from Gwynedd, Wales, burnt pages from the Bible.
Atheists sue to have cross removed from Ground Zero
A group of atheists in New York have filed a lawsuit to prevent a cross from being displayed at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.
Operation Nehemiah: News and Prayer Update #31
Islamist group pilots “sharia-controlled zone”;
Sydney man lashed 40 times under Islamic law;
Australian universities infiltrated by Islamic extremists;
Texan Governor sued for “unconstitutional” participation in prayer rally;