NEW LAW on RELIGION VOTED in BULGARIA

After eight street protests in the last two months, Evangelical Christians gathered in front of Bulgaria’s Parliament praying for God’s intervention in the legislative process voted on December 21st. On its last work day for the year, the National Assembly of Bulgaria voted amendments in the nation’s Religious Denominations Act effective January 1, 2019. A number of…

Restrictive Bill on Religion in Bulgaria Goes to a Final Vote

A government committee met in Bulgaria today to decide any last changes in the new legislation on religion and churches in Bulgaria. The bill will be then brought before the Parliament for a final vote this Friday, December 21, 2018 before it becomes an official law. In its current draft, the legislation infringes harsh restrictions on…

BULGARIA: Month of Evangelical Protests

Vote on the new legislation is now postponed for 2019, however several committees still need to approve any new changes  After 7 street protests since November, evangelicals call off protests for the holidays with one last stand on December 16, 2018 The situation in Bulgaria was reported to the Venice Commission of the Council of…

ADF International: Churches in Bulgaria appeal to the Venice Commission

SUMMARY Bulgarian churches seek to challenge proposed restrictions on religious activity Coalition requests review by Venice Commission of the Council of Europe SOFIA (29 November 2018) – Today, ADF International and a coalition of Bulgarian churches filed a formal request with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe that he initiates a review of…