Hostility towards Christians on the rise in Europe, report claims

Nov 20, 2019 by

from Christian Today:

Christians in Europe experienced 325 incidents of intolerance in the past year, a new report has found. 

In its 2018 Hate Crimes report, the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians in Europe warns that believers in the region are being “squeezed” in various ways.

These include “negative stereotyping in the media”, legal action against Christian-owned businesses under so-called equality laws, and Christian parents being hindered in raising their children according to their faith.

But they also include acts of violence, aggression and vandalism towards Christians and Christian sites.

“Across Europe, Christians have been fired, sued, and even arrested for exercising their freedom of expression or conscience,” the report reads.

“Christian-run businesses have been ruined financially, Christian student groups have been silenced, and Christian symbols and celebrations have been removed from the public square.

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