Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Greek Court Acquits Missionary on Illegal Proselytizing Charges

Greece's Constitution and Greek law prohibit proselytizing, but define the ban narrowly. (Background.) Mission Network News today reports that, following that narrow interpretation, a court in Greece has acquitted a member of AMG International who had been charged with illegal proselytizing for handing out copies of the Gospel of Luke at a youth outreach event in 2004. Because the outreach event was open, and not covert or coercive, the court held that the ban did not apply.