Events

CCI Public Event, May 4, on Urk with Päivi Räsänen

Theme: Free, Brave - Bible in the dock?! The fundamental rights of freedom of religion and expression are threatened
When: D.V. Saturday, May 4, 2024, 15:30-17:00 hr
What: Public Meeting
Where: Ichthuskerk Urk, Richel 2, 8321 RX Urk
Who: Päivi Räsänen, Ds. R. de Jong, Nathanaël Middelkoop, Henk Jan van Schothorst, Riekelt Pasterkamp
Musical Intermezzo

The Bible before the judge?!

Are we still allowed to repeat and live the Bible in public? In Finland that is a contested freedom. Finnish politician Päivi Räsänen knows all about that. For five years she has been criminally investigated and charged for tweeting several Bible verses, summarized as: 'Hate the sin, love the sinner'. That is discrimination, sowing hatred, the public prosecutor continues to say and she wants the Supreme Court to consider the case. Räsänen comes to the Netherlands to share her experiences. And also to thank the thousands of people for their encouragement, which I was able to deliver during her case on appeal.

There is also demonstrable concern in Europe about restrictions on freedom of religion and expression. Just think of the undefined Commission proposal to criminalize 'hate speech'.

Rev. R. de Jong hopes to speak from his home community about religious freedom that is under pressure. Nathanaël Middelkoop hopes to make his voice heard on behalf of the municipality of Urk. The undersigned will tell you something about CCI's work on these topics. The speakers present will be questioned in a panel led by Riekelt Pasterkamp. A collection will be taken to defray expenses and for the goals of the foundation.

Preferably register.

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