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The Trump Middle East peace plan, far from being definitive
The Trump Middle East peace plan, far from being definitive

The proposal has been rejected internationally. “It is not a peace agreement, but just a ‘vision’ or ‘plan’, and that does not mean much to Israel”, a Israeli professor of international relations says.

 
 
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CITIES
Spain

 
An evangelical library in times of Instagram
An evangelical library in times of Instagram

A Brethren church in the Spanish town of Águilas opens a library with more than 5,000 Christian books. Their vision is “to continue the evangelisation work that began here at the end of the 19th century”.

 
 
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LIFE & TECH
Africa

 
Human rights groups concerned over alleged suicide of Rwandan gospel singer

Three days before his death, Kizito Mihigo was accused of attempting to illegally flee the country and joining rebel groups, and arrested. Rwandan police reported they found him dead in his cell.

 
 
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NEWS DESK
Pedro Tarquis
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Coronavirus: prevention and panic
Coronavirus: prevention and panic

Prevention is key but panic and fear are irrational feelings that only lead to impulse-driven decisions.

 
 
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WORLD
Analysis

 
Jihadism bets on Africa
Jihadism bets on Africa

Africa has become “an easy prey, because of its vulnerability and the abiding Western interest in the region”, says the Secretary General of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA).

 
 
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EUROPE
LE 2020

 
Lausanne Europe launches major initiative
Lausanne Europe launches major initiative

LE 2020 sets out to host 800 invited delegates in a gathering in Wisla, Poland 21-25 October. The gathering will be the culmination of a conversation eventually encompassing as many as 10,000 people all across Europe.

 
 
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Far-right terrorism

 
Shootings at two bars in Germany kill at least 9 people

Authorities confirmed that the suspect was found dead at his house. German counter-terrorism prosecutors have taken over the investigation because “there are indications of a far-right motive”.

 
 
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FAMILY
Research

 
Divorce rates are falling across Europe
Divorce rates are falling across Europe

According to a Marriage Foundation report, UK is leading the way, with the biggest fall in the last 25 years. Divorce rates are overall higher in Scandinavia and Northern Europe.

 
 
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Covid-19

 
China reports a dramatic rise in coronavirus cases

More than 60,000 cases and 1,370 deaths have been reported worldwide. Christians in China preach the gospel and give out tracts and free masks.

 
 
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JUBILEE CENTRE
John Wyatt

 
Artificial intelligence and simulated relationships (II)
Artificial intelligence and simulated relationships (II)

Should we teach our children to be polite to Alexa, to say please and thank you, to respect its ‘virtual’ feelings? Or is it of no significance if children abuse, tease and bully a simulated slave-person?

 
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FEATURES
Don Zeeman

 
Aalst Carnival: Humorous or anti-Semitic?
Aalst Carnival: Humorous or anti-Semitic?

Once again, the Flemish carnival included insulting depictions of Jews. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel and Members of the European Parliament have expressed deep concerns.

 
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What is a prayer meeting?
What is a prayer meeting?

“Prayer is like a fire. One spark that someone prays should ignite a passion in someone else”. Mike Betts leads the network of churches Relational Mission.

 
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FINISH LINE
Jaime Fernandez

 
Looking back: forbidden
Looking back: forbidden

We need to come back to God and believe in Him.

 
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WORLD
Persecution

 
Church in India decimated after upper-caste Hindus stir hostilities

Hindu villagers have also stopped worshippers from coming to services, with threats that they would be brutally attacked if they continued gathering.

 
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THE ADDITIONAL NEEDS BLOGFATHER
Mark Arnold

 
‘Wonder’: A review and study plan
‘Wonder’: A review and study plan

A strong theme through the film is Auggie coming to terms with the reactions of others to his disability, but at the beginning really struggling to do so.

 
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CITIES
Barcelona

 
Fire damages office and publishing house of Spanish IFES movement
Fire damages office and publishing house of Spanish IFES movement

A crowdfunding campaign to rebuild the main office of the evangelical student movement has been launched. “The expressions of encouragement and care we are receiving from many are a big support”.

 
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BIBLICAL PREACHING
Peter Mead

 
What to do with your heart?
What to do with your heart?

Are you being poisoned by a sewage pipe of unhelpful input through your phone, through the internet, through what you read or what you watch?

 
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ARCHAEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES
Marc Madrigal

 
The Isthar gate and processsional way
The Isthar gate and processsional way

The processional way was approximately 250 meters long, 20 meters wide and was adorned with 120 lions. The Ishtar gate hosted the festival of the Babylonian new year.

 
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JUBILEE CENTRE
John Wyatt

 
Artificial intelligence and simulated relationships (I)
Artificial intelligence and simulated relationships (I)

Will the promotion of ‘relationships’ with machines contribute to societal wellbeing and human flourishing, or provide new opportunities for manipulation and deception of the vulnerable?

 
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ZOE
Antonio Cruz

 
Bitter herbs
Bitter herbs

We do know is that they had to be consumed as part of the Passover celebration,

 
 

 
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Jim Memory: Europe, looking back at the decade Jim Memory: Europe, looking back at the decade

Jim Memory analyses the main issues that have changed Europe in the 2010-2019 decade. How should Christians live in a continent that has lost its soul?

 
Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels

An interview with the socio-political representative of the European Evangelical Alliance about how evangelical Christians work at the heart of the European Union.

 
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.

 
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Photos: European Week of Prayer Photos: European Week of Prayer

Christians joined the Evangelical Alliance Week of Prayer in dozens of European cities as local churches came together to worship God. 

 
Photos: Students at ‘Revive Europe’ Photos: Students at ‘Revive Europe’

Photos of the student conference that brought together 3,000 European Christians in Germany. ‘Revive our hearts, revive our universities, revive Europe’.

 
Min19: Childhood, family and the church Min19: Childhood, family and the church

The first evangelical congress on childhood and family was held in Madrid. Pictures of the event, November 1-2.

 
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What is a prayer meeting? What is a prayer meeting?

“Prayer is like a fire. One spark that someone prays should ignite a passion in someone else”. Mike Betts leads the network of churches Relational Mission.

 
What is Paul's main message in Galatians? What is Paul's main message in Galatians?

“God the Father, the Son and the Spirit are at work in our lives, through the gospel, to bring us into a relationship with theTrinity”, Peter Mead, Director of Cor Deo, says.

 
Christian candidacies in Taiwan increased by 40% in 2020 election Christian candidacies in Taiwan increased by 40% in 2020 election

Many hope their effort will inspire a new generation of political representatives with a strong Christian faith. “God has a long-term plan”.

 
Video: Highlights of ‘Revive Europe’ Video: Highlights of ‘Revive Europe’

A video summary of the student conference that gathered 3,000 in Karlsruhe, Germany. 6 days in 6 minutes.

 
 
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