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Westminster

 
Four dead in London terrorist attack
Four dead in London terrorist attack

At least 20 have been injured near Westminster. The police believes there was only one attacker. 

 
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WORLD
Pressure on Christians

 
Court drops charges of kidnapping, ‘human sacrifice’ against evangelist in Uganda

“I still have fears since I am taking care of many converts from Islam. I know nothing will separate me from the love of Christ and in serving Him”, says Hassan Muwanguzi.

 
 
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CITIES
Barcelona

 
“How did the elderly people in your church meet Jesus?”
“How did the elderly people in your church meet Jesus?”

A local church dedicates special service to honour the elderly in the community. “In Barcelona, there are 23,000 people over 85 living alone.”

 
 
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EUROPE
Northern Ireland

 
Christians react to death of former IRA leader and politician McGuinness

Evangelicals in Northern Ireland underline his relationship with adversary Ian Paisley and pray that the “journey towards peace” continues.

 
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WORLD
Latin America

 
Peru: 100,000 affected and new floods expected
Peru: 100,000 affected and new floods expected

A Christian organisation working with children in the region: “Pray that God protects us and gives us wisdom to understand how we can be useful in times like these.”

 
 
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ENGAGING MUSLIMS
Bert de Ruiter

 
Engaging with Muslims (II): Islam in present-day Europe
Engaging with Muslims (II): Islam in present-day Europe

Islam is in Europe to stay, albeit progressively and in different forms. Different versions and traditions of Islam compete with each other. It has become Europe’s second religion after Christianity.

 
 
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LIFE & TECH
Research in Great Britain

 
Gambling problems on the rise among young people
Gambling problems on the rise among young people

At least 5% of men between 18 and 24 years old have some form of gambling addiction. “Technology makes gambling easier”, Christian expert says.

 
 
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EUROPE
Dutch elections

 
Netherlands stops the advance of populism
Netherlands stops the advance of populism

Eight in ten citizens voted in key elections. Far-right candidate only gets 13% of the vote and Right-wing Liberal Mark Rutte will try tro form government. Christians are called to “ministry of reconciliation”, evangelicals say.

 
 
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LAUSANNE MOVEMENT
Prabhu Singh

 
Contextual challenges and creative responses in contemporary India
Contextual challenges and creative responses in contemporary India

While India has always had a religiously plural ethos, contemporary India has been polarized along religious lines with the advent of the Hindu nationalist political party to power in 2014 with an absolute majority.

 
 
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EUROPE
Religious freedom

 
Employers can ban the wearing of religious symbols, EU court rules

According to the ECJ, “banning the visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign does not constitute direct discrimination.”

 
 
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CITIES
Barcelona

 
Evangelical church in Barcelona smeared with offensive graffiti
Evangelical church in Barcelona smeared with offensive graffiti

“We see this as an opportunity to make ourselves known [...] after every attack, there is an opportunity to share the gospel”, pastor Jorge Álvarez says.

 
 
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EUROPE
Migration policies

 
European evangelicals ask EU leaders to “defend the rights of everyone, without exception”

The EEA joins other 160 civil society organisations in demanding “statesmanship that stands up for humanity and dignity and that addresses people’s fears, instead of fuelling them.”

 
 
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EUROPE
Evangelicals in Portugal

 
Portugal: Church planting does not stop the decrease of evangelical churches
Portugal: Church planting does not stop the decrease of evangelical churches

Evangelical churchgoers are 0.4 per cent of the population and in some regions believers are almost “invisible”. The average size of an evangelical church is 49 people, according to a study produced by the Portuguese Evangelical Alliance.

 
 
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WORLD
Interview

 
Morocco: No more hiding for Christians
Morocco: No more hiding for Christians

“Morocco is changing, Mohamed VI has said that he is the king of all Moroccans: Christians, Jews and Muslims”, says Mustafa. “Seven of us came out of anonymity, trusting that God would protect us.”

 
 
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CITIES
Faith and sports

 
Basketball in prison, six years of witness
Basketball in prison, six years of witness

Young volunteers organise basketball games in a prison of Barcelona, sharing time and Christian values with the inmates.

 
 
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BETWEEN THE LINES
José de Segovia

 
The monster within me
The monster within me

The monsters and ghosts in “The Shining” are real, but they live within us.

 
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FRESH BREEZE
Will Graham

 
The Man who Died Preaching on the Titanic
The Man who Died Preaching on the Titanic

The testimony of a wonderful man of God, John Harper (1872-1912).

 
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FAITHFUL UNDER PRESSURE
Michael Gowen

 
Potiphar’s wife – Desire
Potiphar’s wife – Desire

God wants us to tell him our desires and dialogue with us over them; but most of all he wants us to delight ourselves in him.

 
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FINISH LINE
Jaime Fernandez

 
A crown of thorns

He suffered in our place, because that was what we deserved, including the crown of thorns.

 
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CULTURE MAKING
René Breuel

 
To be a man is to help women flourish
To be a man is to help women flourish

A proposal has been growing on me that I believe honors the heart of mature masculinity without succumbing to Nietzsche’s übermensch, patriarchy, or gnostic sexuality.

 
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BIBLICAL PREACHING
Peter Mead

 
Rebuilding the Bridge to Life

It is good to rethink the gospel presentations we use.

 
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EUROPE
Netherlands

 
“Pray that populism will be stopped”

A climate of tension surrounds the Dutch general election, which will be held on Wednesday 15. The Missie Nederland General Secretary, Jan C. Wessels, hopes “the values of the Dutch people, which are partly rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition, will conquer.”

 
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ENGAGING MUSLIMS
Bert de Ruiter

 
Engaging with Muslims (I): A need to understand whom we engage with
Engaging with Muslims (I): A need to understand whom we engage with

Statistics often do not give any indication of the religious commitment, beliefs and practices of a person. Some believe that only a third of all Muslims in Europe actively practice their Islamic faith.

 
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WINDOW ON EUROPE
Jeff Fountain

 
Netherlands: Flirting With Christian Culture
Netherlands: Flirting With Christian Culture

Whether the election results swing left or right, the church will always steer its own course. And she will not be afraid to be critical of the government where the gospel would require. A manifesto by theologians Janneke Stegeman and Alain Verheij.

 
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FRESH BREEZE
Will Graham

 
10 Concerns Francis Schaeffer Took to the Grave
10 Concerns Francis Schaeffer Took to the Grave

Rereading Schaeffer some thirty years later seems eerily prophetic.

 
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ZOE
Antonio Cruz

 
Bees
Bees

Bee colonies give the impression of being a single organism made up of thousands of individual parts.

 
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LIFE & TECH
International Women’s Day

 
“God made men and women with equal dignity, freedom and intellectual capacity”
“God made men and women with equal dignity, freedom and intellectual capacity”

“Church members should be active in society to defend and give refuge to the battered women”, says a group of evangelical professionals and church leaders.

 
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University

 
Reaching out to disabled students
Reaching out to disabled students

Produce information about your events in accessible formats. Book a sign language interpreter for the meetings during your mission week.

 
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APPOINTMENT WITH GOD
Alain Auderset

 
Pleading
Pleading

Jesus is stronger than death.

 
 

 
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Israel, the UN resolution and the long conflict Israel, the UN resolution and the long conflict

Shira Sorko-Ram, pastor and journalist in Israel, shares her views and a historical and biblical context on the latest events.

 
Lindsay Brown: Islam and the Gospel in Europe Lindsay Brown: Islam and the Gospel in Europe

Is the arrival of thousands of Muslims to Europe a threat to Christianity? What is the growth of evangelical churches in Eastern and Southern Europe? An interview with theologian and Lausanne Movement representative Lindsay Brown.

 
Giovanni Traettino: “Pope Francis is my brother in Christ” Giovanni Traettino: “Pope Francis is my brother in Christ”

Evangelical Focus asked the well-known Pentecostal pastor about his “open” approach to Roman Catholicism. Traettino defended his position about ecumenism during the Italian Evangelical Alliance 2016 assembly (8-9 April, Rome).

 
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. 

 
Thomas Bucher: Vision of the EEA Thomas Bucher: Vision of the EEA

Influence in society, evangelical identity and projects in Europe. An interview with Thomas Bucher, secretary general of the European Evangelical Alliance.

 
Evi Rodemann: Youth and mission Evi Rodemann: Youth and mission

“We want to see the youth not just being equipped, but also being multipliers”, Evi Rodemann director of Mission-Net. The European Congress took place in Germany from December 28 to January 2.

 
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".

 
Pablo Martinez comments on Evangelical Focus’ launch Pablo Martinez comments on Evangelical Focus’ launch

Author and international speaker Dr Pablo Martínez discusses the main challenges in Europe nowadays and hopes Evangelical Focus will be a useful tool to help build bridges between churches and society.

 
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‘Reconciliation’ in the Basque Country ‘Reconciliation’ in the Basque Country

Bilbao hosted the Spanish Evangelical Alliance's annual meeting (assembly). Politicians, professors and evangelical representatives shared views on social reconciliation. The theme was also analysed from a theological perspective and in workshops. 

 
WPF17: A look at the world’s current issues WPF17: A look at the world’s current issues

A selection of pictures of World Press Photo 2017.

 
‘Progress of Europe, deeply connected to Bible’ ‘Progress of Europe, deeply connected to Bible’

Indian author Vishal Mangalwadi spoke about how the biblical worldview shaped the West. 300 professionals attended annual GBG meeting on faith and work in Cullera (Spain). Photos: J.P. Serrano, S. Vera.

 
Impressions of Lausanne's #ylg2016 Impressions of Lausanne's #ylg2016

Around 1,000 young Christian leaders from 150 countries are participating in the 2016 Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering, to reflect on global mission.

 
“Spain, we pray for you” “Spain, we pray for you”

Hundreds of evangelical Christians from many denominations marched in Madrid (Spain) to pray for their city, the authorities and asking God to bring hope to its society. Many gathered in other cities on June, 11.

 
VIDEO Video
 
How does erotic love feature in the Bible? How does erotic love feature in the Bible?

Richard Winter, Psychotherapist and Professor Emeritus of Covenant Theological Seminary, answers the question.

 
Proverbs 31 Proverbs 31

A powerful video recites Proverbs 31:10-31, from the Bible. Produced by World Relief. 

 
‘You are a… Christian?’ ‘You are a… Christian?’

A clip by Tracey Ullman's Show (BBC, in the UK) gives a humorous approach to how Christians are perceived in the labour market.

 
What historical obstacles do European missionaries need to overcome? What historical obstacles do European missionaries need to overcome?

Teaching Director of Youth for Christ in Sri Lanka Ajith Fernando answers the question.

 
You-To live-How? You-To live-How?

The Roldan Camacho are a Spanish couple with deafness. They tell us how the whole family experiences everyday life through sign language. A video report by Gabriela Pérez.

 
“Who can help me? I want to become a Christian” “Who can help me? I want to become a Christian”

Nikos Stefanidis of ‘Helping Hands’ in Athens (Greece) shares the story of an Afghan lady who decided to follow Jesus.

 
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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