These diversities also present unique challenges for Europe’s governing bodies to address, with many conflicting viewpoints and cultures on top of the wide range of controversial issues presented today. Working with the ECLJ has opened my eyes to the current and complex issues Europe is facing today, particularly those of religious freedom for Christians and dignity of the person in relation to euthanasia, abortion, and surrogacy.
The primary way in which the ECLJ advocates on this issue is by submitting petitions, which are similar to legal briefs, and can be made in both written and oral form, to various European Institutions that are charged with resolving these issues.
The ECLJ is one of very few groups advocating for the dignity of the person as well as religious freedom for Christians, such as those forced to perform abortions, in an increasingly individualistic and humanistic view of human rights in Europe. Therefore, these petitions and the research that the ECLJ does to inform the European Court of Human Rights, Parliamentary Assembly, The Council of Europe, etc. is vital for the prevention of these injustices occurring in Europe today.