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UK: BBC provides alternatives to “offensive” BC and ADCountry/Region: United Kingdom, Europe
The BBC has been accused of “absurd political correctness” after endorsing the use of alternative calendar terms to BC and AD in case these offend non-Christians.
Instead of “Before Christ” and “Anno Domini” (the year of Our Lord), the terms “Before Common Era” and “Common Era” are being used in some programmes.
Greece gives go-ahead for taxpayer-funded mega-mosque
The Greek Parliament has approved a controversial plan to build a taxpayer-funded mega-mosque in Athens.
UK: Police visit Christian cafe owner who displayed Bible verses
A Christian cafe owner in Blackpool, England, received a visit from the police after a customer was offended by Bible passages displayed on a TV screen.
Australia: School bans Lord’s Prayer after parents’ complaints
A government school in Western Australia (WA) has banned students from reciting the Lord's Prayer before assembly in response to complaints from parents.
Operation Nehemiah: News and Prayer Update #39
Paris Muslims ignore praying in street ban;
UK: Songs of Praise may “explore non-Christian faiths”;
Sharia court opens in Belgium;
Australia: Council backs women-only functions;
Paris Muslims ignore praying in street ban
Hundreds of Muslims took to the streets in Paris to pray at the weekend, ignoring a new government ban on outdoor prayer.