The 7th Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom, hosted by David Anderson, MP focused on present implications for religious freedom in Canada, as well as a discussion on the role of faith and freedom of religion or belief in Canada’s future.
Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Canada intends to make the plight of Nigerian Christians a priority in the coming year, says the pontifical charity’s Canadian director. “We are very worried about it,” said Marie-Claude Lalonde, Canada’s national director. “We know it’s going to be a priority for the coming year, without forgetting the needs of the Iraqis, and Syrians and Christians in the Middle East.”
Nicholas is a Senior Translator and Conference Interpreter living in Canada. Through his work as both liaison and conference interpreter, he is in frequent contact with policymakers on both the national and international level. He is a practicing Catholic, a father of 4 children. S4C asked him as a Canadian and as a Christian about the recent events that shocked the public worldwide.
Tristan Azbej, head of the Deputy State Secretariat for the Aid of Persecuted Christians in Hungary participated in a conference in the Canadian capital on both the persecution of the Middle East and African Christians and the various relief efforts organised on their account. The Deputy State Secretary gave a phone interview from Ottawa to the MTI Hungarian News Agency emphasising that Christian churches often do not even raise the issue of Christian persecution nor do they dare to call things by their own names.
Last week a Newfoundland Court ruled that a polyamorous threesome is a legitimate family that can raise a child. In the same week the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the Christian Western Univerity’s Code of Conduct is illegal because it stated that sexual intimacy is reserved for marriage between one man and one woman.
Canadians are deeply divided on the question of whether it’s fair for the Liberal government to require that summer job grant recipients sign an attestation respecting LGBT and abortion rights, according to a new poll.
The Trudeau government unleashed a storm of controversy when it declared that organizations would have to confirm that their “core mandates” respect the Charter of Rights and Freedoms on reproductive and LBGT rights in order to be eligible for Canada Summer Job grants.