Barnabas Fund and religious freedom, Barnabas Fund, 5 June 2018
Though their major emphasis has been on the persecuted church abroad, Barnabas Fund has warned EU Parliament members, in a first-time debate in the European Parliament, that religious freedom is one generation away from being lost in Europe.
Their Chief Executive stated, “You can’t pick and choose which types of freedom you want to defend. Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, academic freedom or freedom of religion. You must defend all of them. Those freedoms are only one generation away from being lost.”
He, and other speakers, highlighted recent instances of violence, marginalisation, and discrimination against Christians across Europe.
It was Barnabas Fund’s campaign for “Our Religious Freedom” that prompted the setting up of the meeting at the European Parliament.