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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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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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René Mansilla

 
International Church in Karlsruhe
International Church in Karlsruhe

Today’s multicultural European society seeks to integrate the foreigner yet often fails because of the differences that exist between cultures. We believe that this is a challenge that God is putting in front of the churches of today.

 
 
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Hungary

 
Christians working with refugees met for European roundtable
Christians working with refugees met for European roundtable

About 160 participants from 28 countries met in Hungary for practical training, resources and networking. It has been the most attended Refugee Highway Partnership Roundtable so far.

 
 
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Farming

 
Switzerland: 800 Christian farmers prayed together
Switzerland: 800 Christian farmers prayed together

The Farmers Conference showed how the Christian faith is lived out in the world of agriculture. New generations shared their views.

 
 
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Sexual exploitation

 
“Pasarea”, a short film to denounce human trafficking
“Pasarea”, a short film to denounce human trafficking

Sexual slavery is “still taboo in our society”, says Mikaela Bruce, director of “Pasarea” (The Bird). It tells the story of a Romanian girl trafficked into Spain for prostitution.

 
 
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Expository preaching

 
Preachers circles in Spain
Preachers circles in Spain

The participants of the “Preaching Workshop” come from “a wide diversity of backgrounds and denominations”. One of its aims is “to train a whole new generation of Bible preachers in Spain”.

 
 
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Basel

 
End-of-year youth camp challenged 6,500 to rediscover ‘The Book’
End-of-year youth camp challenged 6,500 to rediscover ‘The Book’

The youth event in Switzerland had live music, international speakers and time to study Scripture in small groups. “We love the #Bible and we are fascinated by it”.

 
 
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Geneva

 
Praying for Europe in Calvin’s cathedral
Praying for Europe in Calvin’s cathedral

Hundreds of Christians gathered in St. Pierre Cathedral in Geneva, to pray for Europe. Aitor De la Camara, of the movement 'Prayer 24-7' in Spain, recalls the event.

 
 
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Cities

 
Flashmobs denounce persecution of Christians
Flashmobs denounce persecution of Christians

About 400 Christians publicly showed their solidarity with the Persecuted Church in three Swiss cities on Human Rights Day.

 
 
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Surf and faith

 
“God is the creator of the world and, therefore, of the waves”
“God is the creator of the world and, therefore, of the waves”

Christian Surfers seeks to make the practice and culture of surfing consistent with the values of Jesus Christ. “This is about loving our neighbor and serving others”.

 
 
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Castelldefels (Spain)

 
“I am imperfect, I am unique, I am valid”
“I am imperfect, I am unique, I am valid”

The Evangelical Church of Castelldefels (Spain) leads “Imperfect”, a new restaurant to help people at risk of social exclusion.

 
 
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Europe

 
Thousands of Christians marched against slavery
Thousands of Christians marched against slavery

Walk for Freedom in many European cities dennounced that “every 30 seconds, someone becomes a victim of modern-day slavery”. Churches had Freedom Sunday special worship services.

 
 
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Students and young graduates

 
“The Bible and the Gospel have something to say about modern economy”
“The Bible and the Gospel have something to say about modern economy”

Students and young graduates will participate in the Biblenomics conference in Berlin (Germany), October 21-23. Economist Arttu Makipaa shares the vision behind this European network. 

 
 
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Canary Islands

 
“Guaguaseo”, a bus to serve the homeless
“Guaguaseo”, a bus to serve the homeless

Hairdressing and other services will be offered in a bus driving through the streets of Fuerteventura (Spain). A project of a local evangelical church.

 
 
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Switzerland

 
‘Let’s have an open and peaceful discussion’
‘Let’s have an open and peaceful discussion’

A Swiss Evangelical leader whose house was attacked by pro-abortion radicals invites the aggressors to sit down around a table.

 
 
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Greece - refugees

 
Fire destroys refugee camp in Lesbos, evangelical NGO affected
Fire destroys refugee camp in Lesbos, evangelical NGO affected

Riots caused a massive fire in the camp of Moria (4,000 refugees), many tents and prefabricated houses were burnt. Members of NGO Remar: “The situation is chaotic. Most refugees will not have a place to sleep in the next days”.

 
 
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Cities

 
Thousands joined “March for Life” in Germany and Switzerland
Thousands joined “March for Life” in Germany and Switzerland

About 7,500 said “yes to life” in Berlin, 1,700 gathered in Bern. Pro-abortion radicals organised counter-demonstrations and threatened Christian organisations.

 
 
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Spain
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A personal coach is reported for offering conversion therapy

A lobby uses the new regional law against LGTBI discrimination approved this month in Madrid to report the case. The bill “only supports those who accept their own sexual orientation”, the coach believes.

 
 
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Quetta (Pakistan)

 
Bomb blast at Pakistan hospital kills at least 63
Bomb blast at Pakistan hospital kills at least 63

Many lawyers had gathered to mourn a colleague shot dead earlier in the day. A faction of the Pakistani Taliban has said it was behind the bombing.

 
 
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Calais

 
Evangelical church burnt in France
Evangelical church burnt in France

French Minister of the Interior Cazeneuve guarantees the protection of worship places. The CNEF, concerned after second similar incident in just two months.

 
 
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Celebration

 
Austrian ‘March for Jesus’ gathered thousands
Austrian ‘March for Jesus’ gathered thousands

At least 10,000 Christians celebrated faith in Jesus. Believers marched thourgh central streets of Vienna.

 
 
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Madrid

 
Thousands of evangelicals prayed for Spain
Thousands of evangelicals prayed for Spain

“Spain, we pray for you”, believers said in a march through Madrid. Churches of many denominations gathered in other 15 cities.

 
 
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From Islam to Jesus

 
Many refugees in Germany become Christians and are baptised
Many refugees in Germany become Christians and are baptised

German magazine Stern reports about 80 refugees from Iran and Afghanistan being baptised in Hamburg. New believers are seen with suspicion by those who think they changed their faith for political reasons. They also face threats of other refugees. 

 
 
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Report

 
‘Europe-Eurasia Workplace Forum’: The gospel in our society
‘Europe-Eurasia Workplace Forum’: The gospel in our society

Participants from more than 20 countries shared plenaries, projects, resources and worked in groups. The meeting was organised by the Lausanne Movement and the WEA.

 
 
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Derby (UK)

 
Local churches offer ‘Welcome Box’ to refugees
Local churches offer ‘Welcome Box’ to refugees

The project aims to involve as many United Kingdom local churches as possible. The gift is a shoe box filled with toys and educational items for children, toiletries, confectionery, and information about the city.

 
 
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Lahore attacks

 
Evangelicals ask authorities to protect Christian minority in Pakistan
Evangelicals ask authorities to protect Christian minority in Pakistan

Believers of churches in Córdoba (Spain) gathered after the Sunday worship services to pray and demand action “against terrorism, and in favour of Christian minorities”. Media should inform fairly about persecution.

 
 
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Spiritual abuse

 
Evangelicals in Spain denounce “false pastor” accused of sexual abuses
Evangelicals in Spain denounce “false pastor” accused of sexual abuses

The Evangelical Council in the region of Asturias expresses clear condemnation and “solidarity with those who suffer any type of spiritual abuse.” Prosecutor asks for 22 years of jail for the man.

 
 
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Testimony

 
“People were very nervous, everybody was running”
“People were very nervous, everybody was running”

Guillem Sampedro, a member of an evangelical church in Spain, was in the Brussels-Zaventem airport when the explosions happened. “Some people were saying: ‘a bomb, a bomb!’, but we did not know if it was true.”

 
 
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Religious freedom in Italy

 
Lombardy law restricting worship places stopped by Constitutional Court
Lombardy law restricting worship places stopped by Constitutional Court

The Italian Evangelical Alliance “welcomes the decision”, because the law “made it very difficult, if not impossible, to obtain the authorization to open a new worship place.”

 
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Refugees in Europe

 
“God brought me all the way from Iran to Belgium so I could know Him”
“God brought me all the way from Iran to Belgium so I could know Him”

“Nobody is your friend, nobody can feel what you feel and what you have left behind you… you need ears that listen to you.” M. tells her story as a refugee.

 
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Media and religious minorities

 
“Spanish evangelicals were silenced for many years”
“Spanish evangelicals were silenced for many years”

The Unamuno prize was awarded to journalist Jose Maria Calviño, for propelling the first evangelical program in the Spanish public broadcasting system. “I only did what was fair”, he said.

 
 
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Interview

 
“The local church should fulfil the needs of the deaf community”
“The local church should fulfil the needs of the deaf community”

A Spanish Christian ministry for deaf people, organises a Sign Language course in Barcelona. “Our society is not fully dedicated to the integration of deaf people”, one of the teachers says.

 
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Rome

 
Italian evangelicals take part in massive pro-family demonstration
Italian evangelicals take part in massive pro-family demonstration

New law could officialise same-sex civil unions and give right to adoption in specific cases. Evangelical pastor Stefano Bogliolo: “If we put our hands on the architrave of a society, the family, sooner or later the building will collapse.”

 
 
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Biggest faith minority

 
In Spain, 12 new evangelical churches opened every month
In Spain, 12 new evangelical churches opened every month

There are 3,759 Protestant places of worship in the country, according to a December 2015 official report. An overwhelming majority of Protestants are evangelical Christians.

 
 
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Alicante (Spain)

 
Alicante Baptist Church: 145 years sharing the gospel in Spain
Alicante Baptist Church: 145 years sharing the gospel in Spain

“Our church, along with others, started what has been called the second Protestant Reformation in Spain”, explained pastor José Luís Castro López.

 
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Turkey

 
Explosion in Istanbul’s touristic district, 10 dead
Explosion in Istanbul’s touristic district, 10 dead

A suicide blast killed both Turks and foreigners in the Sultanahmet district, next to the Blue Mosque. Most victims are German. At least 15 other people have been wounded.

 
 
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Minorities

 
National Order of Merit awarded to Evangelical Council President
National Order of Merit awarded to Evangelical Council President

Evangelical pastor Etienne Lhermenault was recognised by the French Republic for his role representing the National Council of Evangelicals in France (CNEF). 

 
 
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Refugees

 
German Diakonie serves 8,000 refugees in Berlin
German Diakonie serves 8,000 refugees in Berlin

Hundreds will spend Christmas in churches, the social welfare organisation of the official Protestant church explained. 

 
 
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Peirong Lin

 
Living with Hope – In the Face of Today’s Unrest

While we knew that Muslim Extremism was a relevant topic for our bi-annual breakfast seminar, never did we expect this seminar to be so timely, as the Parisian attacks happened on the eve of this seminar.

 
 
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Social justice

 
Helping Czech Roma children to build their own future
Helping Czech Roma children to build their own future

A centre for youth empowers children coming from very difficult contexts. “Jesus is their strength in planning and building up their future.”

 
 
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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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‘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. 

 
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Refugees

 
Asylum seeker who attacked woman reading Bible has “personal problems”, says police
Asylum seeker who attacked woman reading Bible has “personal problems”, says police

The incident will not have much influence on the public opinion, pastor in Austria tells Evangelical Focus.

 
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Sexual slavery

 
Evangelical activists denounce death of a woman in a brothel
Evangelical activists denounce death of a woman in a brothel

Ionela Olguta (from Romania) died in the basement of a night club in Málaga. The Spanish Evangelical Anti-Trafficking Network demands “zero tolerance against trafficking and the sexual exploitation of women”.

 
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‘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.

 
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Movement Day Global Cities

 
Being a Christian in a big city
Being a Christian in a big city

In New York, 3,500 people from over ninety countries were challenged to have an impact in urban areas in the spheres of action, social involvement and culture. Bill Hybels, Timothy Keller and Mac Pier among more than 50 speakers.

 
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Málaga 

 
Mission at the workplace
Mission at the workplace

The Business Ministry Training took place in Málaga, to connect European ministries focused on the business world.

 
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Madrid

 
Short films to fight against corruption
Short films to fight against corruption

Spanish Christians organised a short films contest about daily corruption. Members of the “#Breakupwithit” campaign were part of the jury.

 
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Culture

 
Luther Bible protagonist at Frankfurt book fair
Luther Bible protagonist at Frankfurt book fair

The book fair has more than 7,000 exhibitors on site. The German Bible Society offered a special beer in celebration of the 500 years since the start of the Protestant Reformation.

 
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A faith minority

 
Photographic archive narrates history of Spanish evangelicals
Photographic archive narrates history of Spanish evangelicals

From old Protestant manifestos to pictures of the latest musical events, the Evangelical Documental Graphic Archive has worked to capture the public presence of the evangelical churches.

 
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Madrid

 
Spanish youth leaders reflect on the mission of the church
Spanish youth leaders reflect on the mission of the church

Hundreds gathered to learn, celebrate Jesus and share experiences during the Youth Specialities Europe summit. Local churches should be “communities of forgiveness” for everyone.

 
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La Aracuania (Chile)

 
Another evangelical church is burnt in Chile
Another evangelical church is burnt in Chile

Eighteen churches has been burnt in the region. Pamphlets of the Weichan Mapu Auka organization, demanding freedom "for the Mapuche political prisoners" were found nearby.

 
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Ansbach (Germany)

 
Syrian asylum seeker blows himself injuring 12 people in Germany
Syrian asylum seeker blows himself injuring 12 people in Germany

The attacker, who came to Germany two years ago, had his asylum claim rejected after a year and had tried to kill himself twice .

 
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Freedom of speech

 
Evangelism is “illegal advertising”, says Spanish town
Evangelism is “illegal advertising”, says Spanish town

Authorities of Lloret de Mar fine local church for talking to tourists and offering evangelistic tracts. Mayor argues the activity breaks local regulations. 

 
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TV report

 
Thierry Le Gall, a Breton pastor in parliament
Thierry Le Gall, a Breton pastor in parliament

“There are 2,200 in France and about 50 in the Bretagne region. However, these are still relatively unknown churches”. French public television France 3 airs report about evangelical pastor Thierry Le Gall. 

 
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Bulgaria
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Bible knowledge competition challenged teens and students
Bible knowledge competition challenged teens and students

Two consecutive Bible competitions inspired evangelical churches in Bulgaria. 135 teenagers and 43 university students coming from a dozen of towns compared Scriptural knowledge.

 
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Report

 
State of Europe Forum: “Seek the common good”
State of Europe Forum: “Seek the common good”

“Christians should be prepared to argue for positions which advance the international common good even at the apparent expense of their national interests”, Dr Jonathan Chaplin said in Amsterdam (May 8-9).

 
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After the earthquake

 
Around 500 evangelicals pray for Ecuador in Barcelona
Around 500 evangelicals pray for Ecuador in Barcelona

Relatives of victims, churches and the consul of Ecuador take part in a public gathering in the city centre.

 
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First help

 
Idomeni: The importance of personal relationships
Idomeni: The importance of personal relationships

Christian volunteers from Korce (Albania) serve in the well-known camp in Greece. In weekly teams of 10 people they work with a Children's Corner. “SD memory Cards which contain the Jesus film and Bible in Arabic” are given to some adults. 

 
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Rome

 
“The gospel has the capacity to reform the life of a nation”
“The gospel has the capacity to reform the life of a nation”

Professor Pietro Bolognesi and Italian Evangelical Alliance vice-president Leonardo de Chirico sahre their views ahead of the meeting which will discuss Roman Catholic-Evangelical relationships.

 
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Italian Evangelical Alliance

 
Italian evangelicals debate how to relate to Roman Catholicism in AEI annual meeting
Italian evangelicals debate how to relate to Roman Catholicism in AEI annual meeting

WEA’s Secretary General Efraim Tendero and Pentecostal pastor with personal friendship with Pope Francis Giovanni Traettino, among those invited to share their views in the assembly of the Italian Evangelical Alliance.

 
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Creative impact

 
‘Jesus is…’ adverts in Switzerland
‘Jesus is…’ adverts in Switzerland

Christians promote campaign with more than 1,500 advertising posters. Passersby are invited to share their views about Jesus. Promoters hope it “will lead to conversations.”

 
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Germany

 
Aldi: “Why do we celebrate Easter?”
Aldi: “Why do we celebrate Easter?”

“Christians around the world celebrate the resurrection of Christ, the Son of God”, the German supermarket chain explains in a booklet distributed to children.

 
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Report from Brussels

 
A broken heart of Europe
A broken heart of Europe

Resignation is the most spread feeling amongst Brussels inhabitants. Even the Belgian Prime Minister, Charles Michel, said in the first press conference: “What we feared has happened. Our country has been struck by vile attacks”.

 
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Faith and Politics

 
Italian Evangelicals grieve for Domenico Maselli
Italian Evangelicals grieve for Domenico Maselli

The politician came to faith in a Brethren church and later was member of the Waldensian church. He had strong convictions but was distinguished by his commitment to dialogue and peace.

 
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United Kingdom

 
Student expelled from university after supporting biblical view of marriage on Facebook
Student expelled from university after supporting biblical view of marriage on Facebook

Sheffield University Social Work masters student Felix Ngole: “The way that I have been treated raises very serious issues about the way students in English universities are being censored in their views and beliefs.”

 
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Refugees in Europe: Calais
Refugees in Europe: Calais

What has been happening in Calais in the last few months? What are the risks for the refugees living in these camps? What are churches doing to help? Paul Sydnor (International Association for Refugees) answers to some of the burning questions. 

 
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Murcia (Spain)

 
Basketball to fight against social exclusion
Basketball to fight against social exclusion

A local project of Global Aid Network propels “Rojas Warriors”, giving children in social exclusion or without resources the chance of being a part of a basketball team.

 
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#PrayForParis

 
Thirty-one evangelical churches pray for Paris every day of January
Thirty-one evangelical churches pray for Paris every day of January

The initiative gathers believers desiring to “unite and come before God throughout the month of January 2016.”

 
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Children and new media

 
Natum: interacting with Jesus
Natum: interacting with Jesus

A young company based in Barcelona (Spain) creates digital apps to share biblical stories with children, whilst supporting missionary projects.

 
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Citizens in Belgium

 
Brussels lockdown, cats and raids
Brussels lockdown, cats and raids

Three days of metro lockdown and public forces operations in the capital of Europe. An assessment on the situation of a city invaded by soldiers and journalists (and social media users).

 
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Persecution in Europe

 
Pastor in Eastern Ukraine: “It is difficult to argue with armed men”
Pastor in Eastern Ukraine: “It is difficult to argue with armed men”

“A jeep pulled up and 30 guys with assault rifles showed up”, a Pentecostal pastor explains in a video report produced by Vice News. Rebel soldiers occupy Protestant churches in Donetsk and impose Orthodox religion. 

 
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Refugees
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A German Evangelical church to shelter 50 Muslim refugees
A German Evangelical church to shelter 50 Muslim refugees

The church in Oberhausen has temporary removed altars and pulpits, “just to make the Muslim migrants feel at home.” They will provide free shelter, meals and laundry. In Greece, an Orthodox church has been turned into a small hospital.

 
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Madrid

 
Spanish evangelical media join to promote Reformation 500 anniversary
Spanish evangelical media join to promote Reformation 500 anniversary

Evangelical Focus will be the liaison between Spain and the different European events that will also happen throughout Europe.

 
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Madrid

 
“Misión Urbana”: Pioneering evangelical social action in Spain
“Misión Urbana”: Pioneering evangelical social action in Spain

It was the first Spanish evangelical association dedicated to social action. They celebrate 30 years of serving the poor from a biblical perspective.

 
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Madrid

 
European church planters met in Spain, shared knowledge
European church planters met in Spain, shared knowledge

Ninety European evangelical leaders from 16 different countries joined in Madrid to share and explore better ways to develop church planting in Europe.

 
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Oivind Augland: Calling and church planting
Oivind Augland: Calling and church planting

Augland is a church planter in Norway and trains others through the M4 network. “Calling needs to be confirmed from both inside and outside.”

 
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Germany

 
Luther Bible from 1634 found in police check
Luther Bible from 1634 found in police check

It is assumed that the piece was stolen. The book found in Germany is one of the 60 copies produced by the Stern'schen Druckerei print after 1614. 

 
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Stories from Parc Maximilien (II)

 
“Refugee trends” and beauty contests
“Refugee trends” and beauty contests

The Belgian federal government asks for the evacuation of the Maximilien Parc camp. Politicians accuse each other of permissiveness. Volunteer say alternative offered by the administration is an “excuse to say they are doing something”.

 
 

 
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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.

 
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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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