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Pressure on Christians

 
Argentinian evangelicals denounce attacks of pro-abortionists
Argentinian evangelicals denounce attacks of pro-abortionists

A pastor in Neuquén had to be protected by the police after a conference. An NGO denounces the “slander and abuses” of the Green Kerchief activists.

 
 
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EUROPE
Italy

 
A motorway bridge in Genova collapses, many dead
A motorway bridge in Genova collapses, many dead

‘Dozens’ have been killed, the emergency services in Genova say. More than 30 vehicles fell from a height of 45 meters.

 
 
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EUROPE
Greece wildfires

 
Greek Christians get involved in the recovery of the Mati region
Greek Christians get involved in the recovery of the Mati region

A team of young people from a local church clean burnt properties “removing items, carrying wood and offering a hope of restoration”.

 
 
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Valencia

 
Spanish evangelicals react to arrest of German evangelists after subway panic scenes
Spanish evangelicals react to arrest of German evangelists after subway panic scenes

Chaos broke out in a metro train in Valencia when passengers confused a group of preachers with terrorists. The nine Germans have been released on bail.

 
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Latin America

 
The Argentinian Senate votes against abortion

There were 38 votes against the Bill, 31 in favor, and 2 abstentions. The Bill cannot be presented again this year, but it will be a key issue in the 2019 presidential election campaign.

 
 
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EUROPE
Migration crisis

 
Spain receives 1,703 migrants only in the first eight days of August

According to the IOM, 60,309 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2018. “I think that Spain reacted in a very positive way. But it cannot go on this way”, the EU Immigration Commission said.

 
 
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Religious freedom

 
Crosses removed in Scottish funerals to avoid offending non-Christians
Crosses removed in Scottish funerals to avoid offending non-Christians

“We want to get away from a default setting that just assumes everyone is Christian”, said opponents. “The importance of religious beliefs should not be underestimated”, the Church of Scotland pointed out.

 
 
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Argentina

 
More than half million people march against abortion in Buenos Aires
More than half million people march against abortion in Buenos Aires

On August 8, the Argentinian Senate will decide about the abortion Bill. “We need to make that voice of the unborn heard”, one of the pastors who organised the march said.

 
 
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CITIES
Belarus

 
From Minsk to Mogilev: Sharing the gospel in Belarus
From Minsk to Mogilev: Sharing the gospel in Belarus

The participants of the 4th annual bicycle ride "Velopiligrim" went across Belarus sharing their faith and visiting local churches.

 
 
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Tragedy

 
At least 98 die in an 6,9 earthquake in Indonesia

The epicentre was located in the tourist island of Lombok. Around 2,700 tourists have been evacuated from the Gili Islands.

 
 
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Environment

 
Thousands of British churches turn ‘green’

“Climate change is one of the great moral challenges of our time, it's fantastic to see churches doing their bit to ensure they reduce their impact on the environment”, Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury, said.

 
 
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Africa

 
National Union of Zimbabwe-Patriotic Front party wins elections in the midst of national protests

Blessing Makwara, General Secretary of the Evangelical Community of Zimbabwe urged “all members of the Body of Christ across the globe to continue interceding for peaceful transitions”.

 
 
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Latin America

 
Keeping Honduran children from gang life through the gospel
Keeping Honduran children from gang life through the gospel

The annual program “Back To Classes With Jesus” provides children, aged six to 12, with a backpack full of supplies and Scripture booklets.

 
 
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LIFE & TECH
Online betting

 
A game of thousands of millions

Online betting is a sector in constant growth in many European countries. In the UK Premier League, nearly one in two teams have an online betting house on their shirts.

 
 
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EUROPE
Greeece wildfires

 
Christians in Rafina work with authorities after the “big disaster”
Christians in Rafina work with authorities after the “big disaster”

“A lot of people are blaming the State, blaming God”, says a Christian in the region. “Please pray for the country”.

 
 
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LIFE & TECH
EuroPride Stockholm 2018

 
“Even drugs and violence become something positive in the world of Pride”
“Even drugs and violence become something positive in the world of Pride”

A think tank analysed the programme of last year’s Swedish LGBT festival and found an alarming collision with public health policies. Per Ewert of the Clapham Institutet says the findings show the ‘colourful darkness’ of the movement.

 
 
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EUROPE
Ponte Morandi

 
Sister of an evangelical pastor died in Genova bridge collapse
Sister of an evangelical pastor died in Genova bridge collapse

Churches offer help to the local authorities. 600 people have been evacuated from their homes, including an evangelical family.

 
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Christians

 
Pentecostals persecuted in Eritrea

The government is hunting down evangelicals who welcomed an Ethiopian Pentecostal pastor. Christians had hoped the historic peace agreement with the neighbouring country would lead to more freedom.

 
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SOLAS MAGAZINE
Natasha Moore

 
The iron cage
The iron cage

Sabbath is designed not only to make us more efficient and fruitful in our work, but more fundamentally to challenge our obsession with efficiency and with productivity.

 
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CULTURE MAKING
René Breuel

 
Time condensed, stretched, revisited
Time condensed, stretched, revisited

That trip felt like a cautionary tale: like a chance to look back to a phase like one day I’ll look back to the whole of my life.

 
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FINISH LINE
Jaime Fernandez

 
Another one for the collection
Another one for the collection

We have forgotten that we belong to God and not to ourselves.

 
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CHURCH PLANTING IN EUROPE
Chris Ducker

 
Mission and the margins in contemporary Europe
Mission and the margins in contemporary Europe

Churches and its Christians would do well to simply follow the example of Jesus Christ and his approach to power and to those isolated or excluded by it.

 
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WORLD
Chile

 
The gospel grows among the Mapuche community despite the burning of churches
The gospel grows among the Mapuche community despite the burning of churches

Another church was destroyed last Friday. “These violent actions seek to prevent our growth”, the Council of Pastors of the region of La Araucanía says.

 
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FEATURES
José Hutter

 
Would Jesus Christ drive a Cadillac? The fascination of a fool’s paradise
Would Jesus Christ drive a Cadillac? The fascination of a fool’s paradise

At first glance, it is difficult to understand the success of preachers of the prosperity gospel. Here, we present five reasons.

 
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FAITHFUL UNDER PRESSURE
Michael Gowen

 
Zipporah – life saver
Zipporah – life saver

Exodus 4:24-26:  Those three short verses are the only place in the biblical narrative where Zipporah is recorded as having done anything, but how important was her contribution!

 
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BIBLICAL PREACHING
Peter Mead

 
Anointed Ministry: Myth & 7 Realities

Our understanding of anointed ministry should be rooted in a thoroughly biblical understanding of the work and person of the Holy Spirit.

 
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FINISH LINE
Jaime Fernandez

 
Winning is the most important thing

There's only one person who can conquer death: Jesus Christ.

 
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WORLD
Persecuted Christians

 
Military-backed forces in Burma beat two youth pastors
Military-backed forces in Burma beat two youth pastors

Christian ethnic minorities have long suffered in Burma, where the government has recognized the special status of Buddhism.

 
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CULTURE MAKING
René Breuel

 
Should I marry this person?
Should I marry this person?

Our contemporary romantic beliefs make us long for someone who probably does not exist.

 
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JUBILEE CENTRE
Jonathan Tame

 
Not the Last Word: Seeking a Confederal Europe

Let’s pray that Britain and her European neighbours will find a pathway for lasting reform that’s rooted in biblical revelation and wisdom.

 
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SOLAS MAGAZINE
Mark Stirling

 
An engaging yet bittersweet read

Ferry, like so many, does not seriously consider Christianity’s truth claims; he simply does not believe.

 
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VATICAN FILES
Leonardo de Chirico

 
“Either Ecumenical or Proselytizer”? No, There is a Better Option
“Either Ecumenical or Proselytizer”?  No, There is a Better Option

The historical record of proselytism carried out by Christians is tragically marred with all kinds of manipolative and violent means.

 
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CULTURE MAKING
René Breuel

 
On Oxford’s Very Short Introductions

The idea is to have an expert introduce a subject in a competent by readable way, in about 100 pages or so.

 
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VIDEO

 
Being a peacemaker
Being a peacemaker

Ken Sande, Founder and President of Relational Wisdom 360, develops a practical systematic theology for pursuing peace and resolving the conflicts of real life. 

 
CULTURE
Book

 
Mad or God?
Mad or God?

Pyschiatrists Pablo Martínez and Andrew Sims analyze the mind of Jesus in a new book. “His character traits shined powerfully as he approached death”, says Martínez in an interview.

 
CULTURE
Switzerland

 
“Many in my generation believe in some sort of undefined higher power”
“Many in my generation believe in some sort of undefined higher power”

Joanna Schmid is 15 years old but has already published her first book: “Leah’s Mission: Betrayal in Rio”. The novel touches on a very relevant issue: the future of religious freedom.

 
 

 
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Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation

Are Christians called to make a difference in environmental care? What has creation care to do with "loving our neighbours"? An interview with the Global Advocacy and Influencing Director of Tearfund.

 
Kathy Bryan: Online sex trafficking in the USA Kathy Bryan: Online sex trafficking in the USA

“Prostitution is nobody’s dream,  it’s a very traumatic lifestyle”, says Kathy Bryan, director of the Elevate Academy. She mentors former victims.

 
Christians in politics? Christians in politics?

What is the role of Christians serving in politics? An interview with Auke Minnema, the new General Director of the European Christian Political Movement (ECPM).

 
Michael Ramsden: Communicating the Gospel in today’s societies Michael Ramsden: Communicating the Gospel in today’s societies

RZIM International Director Michael Ramsden responds to questions about the secularisation of Europe, the role of Christians in public leadership and the new ‘culture of victimism’.

 
Michael Schluter: Relationships are the key to build Europe Michael Schluter: Relationships are the key to build Europe

The economist summarises the manifesto “Confederal Europe: Strong Nations, Strong Union” and explains why personal relationships should be at the centre of our economy, education and democracy. 

 
Efraim Tendero: Relationship with Roman Catholicism and other current issues Efraim Tendero: Relationship with Roman Catholicism and other current issues

The World Evangelical Alliance Secretary General participated in the Italian Evangelical Alliance assembly (Rome, 8-9 April). In this interview with Evangelical Focus, Bp Tendero talks about the need to listen to local churches and to face challenges like the refugee crisis and climate change. 

 
Greg Pritchard: European Leadership Forum Greg Pritchard: European Leadership Forum

Pritchard explains the vision of ELF, comments on the 2015 event in Poland and reflects on what it means to have an "evangelical identity".

 
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Sharing Jesus with World Cup fans in Moscow Sharing Jesus with World Cup fans in Moscow

A team of Steiger mission is starting conversations about the gospel in the middst of the football celebration in Russia.

 
Analysing current issues in the light of the Bible Analysing current issues in the light of the Bible

At the 2018 Apologetics Forum in Comarruga (Spain), Michael Ramsden, Pablo Martinez, Ruth Valerio and José de Segovia analysed how society and the Bible approach the issues of personal identity, integrity, sexuality, pop culture, and environmental care.

 
European “Bridges to Inclusion” gathering 2018, in Riga European “Bridges to Inclusion” gathering 2018, in Riga

The network of Christian ministries working for the inclusion of people with disabilities, celebrated its tenth continental meeting in Latvia with the participation of 12 countries.

 

 
Coexistence in the church - a model for society Coexistence in the church - a model for society

“Gospel, identity and coexistence” were the themes of the General Assembly of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance. Two days in Palma de Mallorca to reflect about the role of evangelical churches in society.

 
'Ungi kulimi changana' 'Ungi kulimi changana'

Educator and journalist Jordi Torrents shares images of the Sekeleka social centre in Mozambique. About 50 children live there, many with some kind of disability. All photos were taken with permission.

 
The President in an evangelical church on Christmas Eve The President in an evangelical church on Christmas Eve

For the first time, the President of Portugal attended a worship service in an evangelical church. It was in Sintra, on Christmas Eve.

 
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Being a peacemaker Being a peacemaker

Ken Sande, Founder and President of Relational Wisdom 360, develops a practical systematic theology for pursuing peace and resolving the conflicts of real life. 

 
“No one should have to leave their values at the door” “No one should have to leave their values at the door”

Author Krish Kandiah talks with politician Tim Farron about the Christian faith, politics and secularism.

 
What are the essential characteristics of a godly leader? What are the essential characteristics of a godly leader?

Clinical Pastoral Counsellor Emoke Tapolyai reflect on three characteristics Christians who have been given leadership roles should develop.

 
Reaching non-Christian ‘Christians’ Reaching non-Christian ‘Christians’

How can we reach those who call themselves ‘Christians’ but have not experienced a conversion to Christ? Forty missiologists and mission practitioners came together for a Lausanne Movement global consultation in Rome.

 
Trailer: “The Peace Between” Trailer: “The Peace Between”

A film about the experience of refugees in Europe. Churches, small groups and individuals are encouraged to use it during Refugee Week: 17-24 June.

 
Heart Heart

A short animation film by Swiss cartoonist Alain Auderset tells the message of the Bible in four minutes.

 
Philip Yancey interview Philip Yancey interview

An 8-minute interview with Philip Yancey on the role of Christians in a secularised society. Recorded in Madrid, September 2016.

 
An interview with Prof. John Lennox An interview with Prof. John Lennox

New atheism, the definition of "faith", Christianity in Europe, the role of the Bible in mission, and the need to listen more. An exclusive interview recorded at "Forum Apologética" (Tarragona, Spain) in May 2016.

 
 
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