Summary of news from December 8, 2023

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Discover a summary of 5 news stories published on the InfoChrétienne website this Friday, December 8. A good way to have a global vision of what is happening in the world, particularly in the Christian sphere.

What role can the Church play in the fight against school bullying?

On September 27, when nearly 12 million students had returned to school a few days earlier, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne launched a call for “general mobilization” against school bullying. While 6 to 10% of schoolchildren are victims, how can the Church become a refuge for harassed students, while training a new generation to fight against this scourge?

Hanouka at the Elysée: “no violation of secularism” for Darmanin

Emmanuel Macron committed "no violation of secularism" by letting the chief rabbi of France light a Hanouka candle at the Elysée on Thursday evening, on the first day of this traditional Jewish festival of lights, according to the Minister of the Interior and Gérald Darmanin cults.

India: Pro-Hindu organization plans anti-Christian rally for Christmas

The pro-Hindu organization, Janajati Dharma Sanskriti Suraksha Manch (JSM), has announced plans to hold a rally against Christians on Christmas Day in the city of Agartala. A demonstration that seeks to put pressure on the government to demand the removal of social benefits, recently granted to tribes converting to Christianity or Islam.

Between Catholic tradition and Christmas folklore, the nativity scene celebrates its 800th anniversary

From the austere grotto to the colorful santon, between Catholic tradition and Christmas folklore, the nativity scene is celebrating its 800th anniversary this year. The story dates back to 1223: Francis of Assisi, returning from a trip to the Holy Land, created a living nativity scene in a cave in the village of Greccio, in central Italy.

Protestant Presence (France 2): Marion Muller-Colard invites to prayer this Sunday

Sunday at 10 a.m., Présence Protestante will broadcast on France 2 the second issue of “Ecriture.s” prepared and presented by Marion Muller-Colard. With his guest, Yves Oltramare, they will meditate around the invitation to prayer from the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 6, verses 6 to 8.

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