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I was able to join my husband, Kevin, in Stockholm, Sweden, last week. He was representing the American Diabetes Association at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Meeting. At meetings like this, I continue to learn so much about how ruthless diabetes can be and how it affects so many people and their […] Read More

PARIS (RNS) A decade ago, Rene Lebouvier requested that his local Catholic church erase his name from the baptismal register. The church noted his demands on the margins of its records and the chapter was closed. But the clergy abuse scandals rocking Europe, coupled with Pope Benedict XVI’s conservative stances on contraception, hardened Lebouvier’s views. […] Read More

(RNS) Does European Christendom need Christianity to survive? It may seen an odd question for a religious culture that once stretched from Britain to the Bosphorus, born of a deep and diffuse faith that inspired great cathedrals and monasteries and filled them with believers for centuries. But when right-wing extremist Anders Breivik killed 77 people […] Read More

WARSAW (RNS/ENInews) Roman Catholic bishops from across Europe have set up an organization to defend the rights of Christians and monitor prejudice across the continent. “Our first task will be to provide people around Europe with objective and reliable data about the anti-Christian discrimination which is taking place,” Thierry Bonaventura, media officer of the Council […] Read More

As members of a minority church strongly involved in the struggle for human dignity, freedom of conscience, justice and peace, Baptists in Italy read the European Union’s constitution treaty with a strong “Amen!”–particularly the charter of fundamental rights. This is more a spontaneous expression of than a rational affirmation of  political principles. But what is […] Read More

Europe has been changing rapidly since the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989) and the collapse of the Soviet Union (1991). Several countries which used to be hidden under the cover of the Soviet Union have reappeared on the map. Numerous nations which had been suppressed and indoctrinated by the communist ideology have become wide […] Read More

A private Florida foundation uses European celebrities to promote a 20-year-old evangelical text in Germany, raising concerns among the nation’s clerics. The Prince of Prussia, a soccer player, a women’s magazine editor and the British pop singer Cliff Richard began endorsing Power for Living in print, on billboards, television and radio last December. Tens of […] Read More