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Swiss collect 130,000 signatures to control weapons export
Swiss collect 130,000 signatures to control weapons export

Evangelicals help lead the “Alliance against exportation of weapons to countries in Civil War”. The popular initiative brings together people from all areas of society.

 
 
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CITIES
Evangelism

 
‘Good news and good music’: Tens of thousands attended FestiMadrid
‘Good news and good music’: Tens of thousands attended FestiMadrid

“My desire is that millions of Spaniards go to Heaven just as I will go”, evangelist Luis Palau said in Madrid. Dozens of artists and speakers shared the gospel throughout the weekend.

 
 
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Latin America

 
The March for Jesus gathers millions in Brazil
The March for Jesus gathers millions in Brazil

Three million evangelicals took the streets of Sao Paulo to share the gospel and “cry out for Brazil, for the families, for the end of corruption, for the afflicted hearts”.

 
 
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LIFE & TECH
UK

 
Christian magistrate loses appeal over sharing views on family
Christian magistrate loses appeal over sharing views on family

Richard Page lost his post for publicly stating that it would be best for a child to be adopted by a man and a woman. “This shows that we are now living in a deeply intolerant society”, Page said.

 
 
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Documentary

 
‘Emanuel’: a story of loss and forgiveness
‘Emanuel’: a story of loss and forgiveness

The documentary tells the murder of nine members of Emanuel church in Charleston in 2015 and how survivors and families forgave the shooter. “Forgiveness comes from the Cross”, says filmmaker Brian Ivie.

 
 
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World Refugee Day

 
Over 13.6 million people were newly displaced in 2018, UNHCR says
Over 13.6 million people were newly displaced in 2018, UNHCR says

The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million globally last year. Churches worldwide will celebrate World Refugee Sunday on June 23.

 
 
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Democracy

 
Hong Kong Christian students and church leaders “pray and worship together”
Hong Kong Christian students and church leaders “pray and worship together”

Another massive demonstration is expected for Friday. “We seek God's justice and mercy to fill our land”, says Fellowship of Evangelical Students representative.

 
 
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Work and faith

 
“Graduates need to be rooted in the character of God”
“Graduates need to be rooted in the character of God”

Adrian Petrice, coordinator of IFES Graduate Impact, talks about the challenges for university graduates who start their work life. “Pray that they will give reason for the hope they have in Jesus”.

 
 
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EUROPE
Evangelical Alliances

 
EEA held General Assembly in Germany: “Safety is more than security”
EEA held General Assembly in Germany: “Safety is more than security”

The European Evangelical Alliance not only addressed the general human longing for safety but also the current concerns about the Europe in which we are living.

 
 
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Bridge 2019

 
“Change the Story” of Human Trafficking
“Change the Story” of Human Trafficking

Experts, activists and representatives of 90 organisations met in Pescara (Italy) for the fifth European Freedom Network Bridge conference. The platform is led by Christians.

 
 
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Italy

 
Prayer and preaching to counter the impact of Mafia in Italy
Prayer and preaching to counter the impact of Mafia in Italy

Despite the decline of crimes, these organisations still are very influential in Southern Italy. Christians should “face Mafia with the Biblical responsibility that it deserves”, says Giuseppe Rizza of the Italian Evangelical Alliance.

 
 
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EUROPE
Italy

 
In Rome, evangelical leaders reflected on Catholicism
In Rome, evangelical leaders reflected on Catholicism

Participants from Europe, United States, Australia and Latin America attended the fourth edition of the Rome Scholars and Leaders Network. It  “equips evangelical leaders to understand Roman Catholic theology and practice”.

 
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JUBILEE CENTRE
Charlee New

 
The worker deserves his wages: the Bible and remuneration
The worker deserves his wages: the Bible and remuneration

Some of the biblical themes underlying specific verses about remuneration are justice, dignity and reward.

 
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ZOE
Antonio Cruz

 
Black ebony
Black ebony

The Bible only mentions ebony once, in the book of Ezekiel.

 
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THE ADDITIONAL NEEDS BLOGFATHER
Mark Arnold

 
Inclusive festivals and summer camps
Inclusive festivals and summer camps

It is important to provide a child with additional needs with someone they can trust who can help them understand what is happening, where they are supposed to be and what they are supposed to be doing.

 
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FINISH LINE
Jaime Fernandez

 
It is not fair
It is not fair

God had the first word and, rest assured, He'll have the last.

 
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VIDEO

 
Luis Palau arrives in Madrid for first overseas outreach since his diagnosis of cancer
Luis Palau arrives in Madrid for first overseas outreach since his diagnosis of cancer

At the invitation of hundreds of churches in Spain, the Luis Palau Association are sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ in Madrid, June 15-23, 2019, through numerous outreach events and a 2-day family festival in the heart of the city.

 
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WORLD
Interview

 
“Christians in Pakistan are living third-class, marginalized lives”
“Christians in Pakistan are living third-class, marginalized lives”

Rev. Iftikhar Indryas, founder of the New Covenant Christian School, explains the issues the educational project is facing. He calls to pray for the “spiritual, physical and intellectual well-being” of Pakistani Christians.

 
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Latin America

 
Prayers for peace in Nicaragua emerge from prison
Prayers for peace in Nicaragua emerge from prison

Around 600 prisoners joined a vigil of worship and prayer in ‘La Modelo’ prison in Tipitapa. Many have turned to Christianity thanks to the work of an evangelical ministry.

 
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FEATURES
Tore Hjalmar Sævik

 
‘Lords of Chaos’ film tells origins of Norwegian black metal
‘Lords of Chaos’ film tells origins of Norwegian black metal

What is the connection between the burning of Norwegian churches in the 90s and the appearance of the Scandinavian rock genre?

 
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Antonio Cruz

 
The cypress trees believe in God
The cypress trees believe in God

The psalmist alludes to the tall cypress trees that supported the heavy nests of the storks to highlight the way God cares for his creation.

 
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History

 
Historians are skeptical of “new revelations” about Martin Luther King
Historians are skeptical of “new revelations” about Martin Luther King

King's biographer released a report which lends credibility to accusations from classified FBI documents. “It is deeply irresponsible to believe sources which can be unreliable”, a historian says.

 
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Since 1955

 
‘In God We Trust’ will remain on US money
‘In God We Trust’ will remain on US money

The legal attempt to take the Christian phrase off bills and coins has been rejected by the Supreme Court. Atheist activists have lost other similar appeals in the last years.

 
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FEATURES
Antoine Bret

 
Sure Einstein is on your side?
Sure Einstein is on your side?

In the science vs faith debate, each side seems oblivious to the quotes opposing its views, which allows the “ping-pong quote” to go on forever.

 
 

 
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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.

 
Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Lars Dahle: 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.

 
Testimony: Wildfires near Athens Testimony: Wildfires near Athens

Nico Spies, a Christian worker in Athens, gives details about the wildfires in Greece.

 
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European Freedom Network Bridge 2019 conference European Freedom Network Bridge 2019 conference

Images of the fifth EFN gathering. Experts, activists, counsellors and church leaders met in Pescara, Italy.

 
Glimpses of the ELF 2019 conference Glimpses of the ELF 2019 conference

Evangelical leaders from across Europe meet in Wisla (Poland) to network for mission in a range of fields. The vision is to renew the biblical church and evangelise Europe.

 
AEA Plaza opens to serve African evangelicals AEA Plaza opens to serve African evangelicals

After many years of labour, the Association of Evangelicals in Africa officially opened its new centre in Nairobi, Kenya. “Africa, your time has come!”, said the World Evangelical Alliance Secretary General Efraim Tendero.

 
‘Small churches, big potential for transformation’ ‘Small churches, big potential for transformation’

Photos of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance’s annual gathering “Idea 2019”, in Murcia. Politicians and church leaders discussed about the role of minorities in society.

 
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Luis Palau arrives in Madrid for first overseas outreach since his diagnosis of cancer Luis Palau arrives in Madrid for first overseas outreach since his diagnosis of cancer
At the invitation of hundreds of churches in Spain, the Luis Palau Association are sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ in Madrid, June 15-23, 2019, through numerous outreach events and a 2-day family festival in the heart of the city.
 
Mercy Ships volunteers perform 100,000th free surgical procedure Mercy Ships volunteers perform 100,000th free surgical procedure

The milestone represents an important point in the nonprofit’s 40-year legacy.

 
What are the most important truths that Christians should seek to convey in a secular context? What are the most important truths that Christians should seek to convey in a secular context?

Espen Ottosen talks about the truths Christians should share with people who have little knowledge and/or many prejudices about Christian belief.  

 
A 50-metre high monument will encourage Britons to pray A 50-metre high monument will encourage Britons to pray

Thousands of visitors will have the chance to discover “the God who is alive who listens and answers prayers”.

 
John Lennox on Acts John Lennox on Acts

Professor John Lennox  examines the three supernatural events in the first three chapters of Acts: Jesus' ascension, the Holy Spirit's descent at Pentecost, and the healing of a lame man by the Apostles.

 
 
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