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EUROPE
16 years in power

 
Erdogan’s power challenged in snap election
Erdogan’s power challenged in snap election

The popularity of the powerful President is falling strongly. “None of the parties have mentioned religious freedom” in the campaign, says Turkish Protestant Pastor Ihsan Özbek.

 
 
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WORLD
Analysis

 
Christians in Burundi: a “systemic” crisis, not only a presidential one
Christians in Burundi: a “systemic” crisis, not only a presidential one

“Christianity in Burundi is more a part of the problem than the solution”, says a source in the country.

 
 
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Violence

 
Pastor and five family members murdered in Nicaragua
Pastor and five family members murdered in Nicaragua

Paramilitary forces attacked the home of the evangelical leader with Molotov cocktails after he refused to let snipers use the building to repress anti-government protests.

 
 
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CITIES
Newport

 
Historic Welsh church gutted by fire
Historic Welsh church gutted by fire

The blaze started in an old nightclub nearby. Around 40 people were evacuated.“Building or no building, the church will worship God and serve our community”, the pastor says.

 
 
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EUROPE
Mediterranean

 
Christians on board of the ‘Aquarius’ sing as they arrive in Valencia
Christians on board of the ‘Aquarius’ sing as they arrive in Valencia

The 630 people from 32 nationalities were received by interpreters, psychologists and medical doctors. Women in danger of being trafficked will receive special support.

 
 
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Persecution of Christians

 
Chinese pastor asks fellow Christians around the world to stand with him
Chinese pastor asks fellow Christians around the world to stand with him

The Christian leader has asked to publicly share his image to denounce how the government is violating Human Rights. Pressures on relatives of church members and false accusations might be the next steps in a full police crackdown on the church he leads.

 
 
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LIFE & TECH
Mission

 
World Cup: “We’re excited about sharing the gospel on the streets of Moscow”
World Cup: “We’re excited about sharing the gospel on the streets of Moscow”

Christians set up a fan zone in a church in the city centre. A Steiger mission team will start conversations about Jesus through creative activities.

 
 
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CULTURE
Europe

 
“The Peace Between”
“The Peace Between”

The film tells the stories of three refugees and the friends they met in Hungary, France and Denmark. A set of materials are offered to start honest conversations about the challenges and opportunities of the refugee crisis.

 
 
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WORLD
Analysis

 
After 1984
After 1984

The Chinese government has begun to develop a social scoring system that will determine people’s ability to travel or access property, amongst other things.

 
 
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CITIES
Religious liberties

 
Evangelicals in Geneva appeal against new laicism law
Evangelicals in Geneva appeal against new laicism law

The Swiss Evangelical Alliance praises many aspects of the law, but fears the religious freedom of civil servants will be restricted.

 
 
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WORLD
Interview

 
“It is a very important period for Armenia, pray for the new authorities to rule with justice”
“It is a very important period for Armenia, pray for the new authorities to rule with justice”

“The atmosphere in the country is changed, there is hope and trust over the future”, says Armenian Human Rights activist and evangelical Christian Hasmik Hovsepyan.

 
 
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CULTURE
Public square

 
The Bible, unexpected topic of conversation in Spanish social media
The Bible, unexpected topic of conversation in Spanish social media

The word ‘Bible’ became trending topic (TT) on Twitter after Pedro Sánchez decided to exclude religious symbols in his presidential inauguration. Meanwhile, a leftist party quoted Exodus and Proverbs to denounce corruption.

 
 
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EUROPE
Education

 
Preventing sex trafficking in Eastern Romania
Preventing sex trafficking in Eastern Romania

Volunteers working with the Christian association Valoare Plus set up support groups in secondary schools to mentor teenagers in risk of being trafficked for pornography and prostitution.

 
 
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Faith and Work

 
Biblical values to transform the business landscape of Togo
Biblical values to transform the business landscape of Togo

The Forum of Young Christian Entrepreneurs gathered 500 people in its second edition. Mgliwè Simdinatome leads a movement to equip young Christians as they start their first business projects.

 
 
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LIFE & TECH
Interview

 
Keylor Navas: “Football is a blessing from God, but not the most important thing in my life”
Keylor Navas: “Football is a blessing from God, but not the most important thing in my life”

The goalkeeper of Real Madrid hopes to win his third Champions League on Saturday. “Christ gives me wisdom to keep my feet on the ground and be humble in moments of blessing and happiness”.

 
 
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Latin America

 
Latin American news website ‘Evangélico Digital’ launched
Latin American news website ‘Evangélico Digital’ launched

Christian leaders, politicians and journalists from nine countries connected on a live video call to launch the new media project.

 
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FEATURES
Juan Francisco Martínez

 
Growing fear and a glimmer of hope in the United States
Growing fear and a glimmer of hope in the United States

Those of us who work with immigrants have spent the last few days with growing fear and concern, though also with small glimmers of hope.

 
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EUROPEAN DIGNITY WATCH
Roxana Stanciu

 
Christian persecution is happening in Europe - The European Parliament is asked to act on it
Christian persecution is happening in Europe - The European Parliament is asked to act on it

The Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe has collected over 2200 cases since 2006.

 
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VIDEO

 
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.

 
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SOLAS MAGAZINE
J. John

 
An open letter to the BBC
An open letter to the BBC

It’s impossible to imagine the BBC producing any sort of programme that examined the origins of Islam or the Quran with anything like the severity with which Christianity or the Bible is treated.

 
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CULTURE MAKING
René Breuel

 
Can I pray for my country at the World Cup?
Can I pray for my country at the World Cup?

The God “who played the cosmos into being” delights himself in the World Cup but delights in higher things still.

 
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FINISH LINE
Jaime Fernandez

 
Rejoicing in heaven
Rejoicing in heaven

The Bible says there is rejoicing in heaven when we do something worthy of God's character.

 
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JUBILEE CENTRE
Phillip S. Powell

 
History belongs to the intercessors
History belongs to the intercessors

There is an increasing awareness in Western societies that there is more to reality than what can simply be explained using the categories of science.

 
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SOLAS MAGAZINE
Dave Bookless

 
Countdown to Day Zero
Countdown to Day Zero

Water is, biblically, a precious blessing from God. It is a gift, not a right. And wasting it, misusing it, failing daily to be grateful for it, are sins against God, neighbour and creation.

 
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BETWEEN THE LINES
José de Segovia

 
Salinger, the rebel in the rye
Salinger, the rebel in the rye

Salinger was born in New York to a Jewish father and a Catholic mother. This mixture set Salinger off on a continuous quest for answers from different creeds.

 
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WORLD
Latin America

 
Evangelicals in Colombia: from high expectations to doubts
Evangelicals in Colombia: from high expectations to doubts

The evangelical vote appeared to be largely with Viviane Morales, but her resignation from the presidential campaign has generated division. The two favourites, Iván Duque and Gustavo Petro, will fight it out for victory in the second round.

 
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José Hutter
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The failure of theistic rationalism
The failure of theistic rationalism

Rationalism and its corresponding Protestant theology, Higher Criticism (or Historical Criticism), have created a theological and spiritual desert condemning European Protestantism to complete irrelevance.

 
CULTURE
Interview

 
“After my conversion, my art started to have a different aroma”
“After my conversion, my art started to have a different aroma”

Catalan painter Sergi Barnils reflects on the capacity of art to express spirituality. His work continues to be among the delights of many Italian art dealers.

 
 

 
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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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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.

 
Stamps to commemorate the Reformation Stamps to commemorate the Reformation

Poland, Lithuania, Namibia and Brazil are some of the countries that have issued special stamps on the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 theses.

 
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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.

 
How can churches better support singles? How can churches better support singles?

Tina Tschage, on some areas in which other Christians can encourage singles.

 
The Church of Scotland debates historic doctrines The Church of Scotland debates historic doctrines

The Kirk has begun official procedures to investigate the status and the role of the Westminster Confession of Faith within its denomination.

 
Be safe on social media Be safe on social media

A video about the way traffickers target teenage girls online, produced by anti-slavery gorup Abolishion.

 
In Mission In Mission

A 360º lyric video about how all followers of Jesus Christ are called to serve God. Duo in Spanish (Alex Sampedro) and Portuguese (Marcos Martins).

 
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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