Church-State Commission sets pro-family goals

PRAYER ALERT for Church-State Commission. On 26 September the first meeting of a “Morality Commission” for Belize exceeded expectations. It involved leaders from the Belize Council of Churches, and the three evangelical associations—NEAB, BAEC and the mostly Spanish-speaking Alliance of Ministers and Leaders. Church leaders anticipated it with considerable skepticism. Much of that skepticism was […] Continue reading →

PM concedes some church & union demands

PRAYER ALERT for PM concedes. In response to public outcry against recent government moves, Prime Minister Barrow is already reversing course on several issues. He agrees to appeal the Chief Justice’s interpretation of “sex” in the Constitution as meaning “sexual orientation.” The PM concedes that the churches can mount a full appeal of the Chief […] Continue reading →

Sex orientation ruling opens door for appeal

BELIZE JOURNAL Pt. 1 on sex orientation. After Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin legalized sodomy on August 10, the churches were told they could not appeal. They were only Interested Parties in the case. Only the Defendant—the Government of Belize—could make the sodomy verdict appeal. And the government refused. But the case is not closed yet. […] Continue reading →

Sodomy verdict appeal gains ground in Belize

BELIZE JOURNAL Pt. 2 on sodomy verdict appeal. At his second meeting with church leaders on September 9, Prime Minister Dean Barrow agreed to appeal the Chief Justice’s redefinition of “sex” in the Constitution as “sex orientation”. That allows the churches as Interested Parties to make their own sodomy verdict appeal. Oddly, this chance to appeal […] Continue reading →

Russian Christians banned from sharing faith

PRAYER ALERT for Russian Christians by Antony Bushfield. From Intercessory Prayer Ministries International August 4 Prayer Agenda. Russian Christians are now banned from discussing their faith outside of churches and other designated places under new anti-terror laws. As of July 20th it is illegal to preach, teach or share faith outside state-controlled settings. Senior Protestant […] Continue reading →