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#EEA25Brussels

 
“Christians are now better at thinking biblically about politics than 25 years ago”
“Christians are now better at thinking biblically about politics than 25 years ago”

An interview with Julia Doxat-Purser, the socio-political representative of the European Evangelical Alliance. “Our main working style in Brussels is behind the scenes and face to face influence, in personal conversations with the people who are shaping the ideas”.

 
 
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450 years of 'Bear Bible'

 
A stamp in Spain recognises Bible translator Casiodoro de Reina
A stamp in Spain recognises Bible translator Casiodoro de Reina

The Philatelic Commission honours the Protestant Reformation. 450 years later, the Reina-Valera Bible is one of the most printed books in the Spanish-speaking world.

 
 
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Statistics

 
Spanish evangelicals opened 16 new worship places every month in 2018
Spanish evangelicals opened 16 new worship places every month in 2018

There are 4,238 evangelical places of worship in the country. Evangelical Christians are the religious minority with the greatest presence in the country.

 
 
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Germany

 
‘Train Station Mission’ leader named Berliner of the Year
‘Train Station Mission’ leader named Berliner of the Year

The social worker Dieter Puhl is described as “a lobbyist of the homeless”. The Christian organisation works in over 100 train stations across Germany.

 
 
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Official statistics

 
291,656 unborn children aborted last year in only two European countries
291,656 unborn children aborted last year in only two European countries

Nearly one in every five of all pregnancies in the UK ends with a termination. In Spain, 10% of all women between 15 and 44 have aborted.

 
 
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Interview

 
Ján Figel: ‘Indifference, ignorance and fear are the worst enemies of religious freedom’
Ján Figel: ‘Indifference, ignorance and fear are the worst enemies of religious freedom’

“I encourage companies, businesses, to promote religious freedom and diversity at the workplace”, says the EU Special Envoy for the promotion of Freedom of Religion or Belief.

 
 
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Universities

 
GBU Spain: 50 years of mission among students and graduates
GBU Spain: 50 years of mission among students and graduates

Pioneers of the evangelical student movement in Spain were honoured in a special celebration. Around 500 people gathered for a national conference with the theme “Shining Like Stars”.

 
 
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Brussels

 
The EU sees signs of hope in its external action to promote Freedom of Religion or Belief
The EU sees signs of hope in its external action to promote Freedom of Religion or Belief

The Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief shortlisted 30 countries in the world where basic rights are violated. “We must do whatever is in our power to cherish, defend and promote this freedom”.

 
 
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France

 
At least 3 people dead in Strasbourg Christmas market shooting
At least 3 people dead in Strasbourg Christmas market shooting

Witnesses said the gunman yelled “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest, in Arabic). The suspect was on the “Fiche S” list of potential security threats.

 
 
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Prostests

 
French evangelicals: “We do not want to be mere spectators of the tensions in our country”
French evangelicals: “We do not want to be mere spectators of the tensions in our country”

A guide encourages to pray for the ‘yellow vest’ protests. Some evangelicals have joined the movement: “A large part of the population feels neglected”.

 
 
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UK

 
British Christians asked to share their faith publicly
British Christians asked to share their faith publicly

Christians in Parliament published a consultation which “seeks to explore how living out Christian faith in UK interacts with public institutions”.

 
 
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Environment

 
The end of fossil fuels: EU countries will go ‘climate-neutral’ by 2050
The end of fossil fuels: EU countries will go ‘climate-neutral’ by 2050

The European Commission unveils a strategy which includes “low and zero emission vehicles and alternative fuels”. Evangelical groups support policies in the line of the Paris Agreement.

 
 
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Debate

 
A joint army, the EU proposal to overcome its existential crisis
A joint army, the EU proposal to overcome its existential crisis

“Such an army would need to be subordinated to a common government”,  says political analyst Olaf Bernárdez. Some evangelicals say more military is not the solution.

 
 
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European Jewish group says New Testament needs anti-semitism warnings
European Jewish group says New Testament needs anti-semitism warnings

The Bible and the Qu'ran need introductions that “warn readers about anti-Semitic passages in them”, the European Jewish Congress says.

 
 
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Protestant Churches of Germany and England call for “unity” despite Brexit
Protestant Churches of Germany and England call for “unity” despite Brexit

In a joint statement, the Church of England and the Evangelical Church Germany (EKD) say their relationship “goes back over many centuries - long before the European Union”.

 
 
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Brexit

 
The UK and the EU agree on a draft deal for Brexit
The UK and the EU agree on a draft deal for Brexit

The deal has not been published yet. Theresa May has summoned her cabinet to an emergency meeting this Wednesday to discuss it. One of the most contentious issues is the Northern Ireland “backstop”.

 
 
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Religious freedom

 
Bulgarian evangelicals alarm about religion law “threatening rights and freedoms of churches”
Bulgarian evangelicals alarm about religion law “threatening rights and freedoms of churches”

The European Evangelical Alliance and the World Evangelical Alliance issue statements calling to stop a legislation that would give “huge and unnecessary powers to the Bulgarian State to interfere with faith communities”.

 
 
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Pro-Russian areas

 
Churches in Eastern Ukraine become illegal after re-registrations denied
Churches in Eastern Ukraine become illegal after re-registrations denied

There have been repeated raids on churches by the Luhansk People's Republic. Authorities announced the ban of the “destructive activity of the extremist Ukrainian Union of Evangelical Churches”.

 
 
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Pakistan

 
European Union: “Asia Bibi is in prison only because she is a Christian”
European Union: “Asia Bibi is in prison only because she is a Christian”

During a plenary session, the President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani called for her immediate release.

 
 
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Human Trafficking

 
“Slavery exists in our cities”
“Slavery exists in our cities”

Valencia, one of the 21 Spanish cities that joined the global #WalkForFreedom initiative. “The gospel is freedom”, said coordinator Sara Pérez.

 
 
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Hope for Europe

 
The beauty of God’s air under our wings
The beauty of God’s air under our wings

The European Disability Network (EDN) coordinated a series of workshops in Tallinn about how the Christian community can and should take into account people with disabilities.

 
 
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Turkey

 
Turkey releases pastor Andrew Brunson
Turkey releases pastor Andrew Brunson

The court sentenced Brunson to three years and one month in prison, but it chose to release him, based on his time already served. He and his wife havearrived this Saturday in United States.

 
 
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David Landrum

 
The secularisation of politics
The secularisation of politics

The influence of the Bible on political thought, speech and action is unparalleled, and has provided the foundations for modernity upon which has been built the liberal democracy that we enjoy in the West today.

 
 
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Church planting

 
Is the church in Europe hidden in a cave?
Is the church in Europe hidden in a cave?

“We will never reach Europe if we do not plant churches [...] It is necessary to impact our community”, said Øivind Augland in a M4 meeting held in Barcelona.

 
 
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Action

 
Theresa May praises work of Christian fostering and adoption charity
Theresa May praises work of Christian fostering and adoption charity

According to Home for Good, the number of children waiting for adoption in England currently outweighs the number of families waiting by almost 3 to 1.

 
 
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Television

 
United Kingdom TV channels fail to represent religious people, study says
United Kingdom TV channels fail to represent religious people, study says

“For many people, religion is a defining part of their life and should therefore be given greater focus”, Ofcom’s report on Equal Opportunities in Television says.

 
 
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Rik and Matched Lubbers

 
Mission from the margin in Kosovo
Mission from the margin in Kosovo

Christian alienation is not, by definition, a negative consequence of being Christian or an unintentional aspect of Christian life.

 
 
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Report

 
3,677 children abused by Catholic priests in Germany since the 1940s
3,677 children abused by Catholic priests in Germany since the 1940s

Three universities have researched the cases implicating 1,670 priests in sexual abuse. Most victims were male and 13 years old or younger.

 
 
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Marriage

 
Romania holds referendum to ban same-sex marriage
Romania holds referendum to ban same-sex marriage

Romania’s senators voted to change the country’s constitution so that it defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. The national referendum will be held in October.

 
 
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General election

 
Leftists and Conservatives tied in Swedish election
Leftists and Conservatives tied in Swedish election

Anti-immigration Eurosceptics come third with 17.6% of the vote. Long negotiations to form a government ahead.

 
 
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Interview

 
Sweden decides about its generosity as Europe shuts the door to migrants
Sweden decides about its generosity as Europe shuts the door to migrants

“God is using these streams of immigrants to give us the opportunity to share the gospel with them”, says the new Swedish Evangelical Alliance Secretary General Olof Edsinger. “But our politicians were quite naïve”.

 
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Analysis

 
Franco’s exhumation and the problem of Spain’s collective memory
Franco’s exhumation and the problem of Spain’s collective memory

“Spain has a huge task ahead of generating a big social consensus” about recent history, evangelicals say.

 
 
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Laws

 
‘Diverse’: Germany creates 3rd gender identity for records
‘Diverse’: Germany creates 3rd gender identity for records

The minister for families said it is “an important step toward the legal recognition of people whose gender identity is neither male nor female”.

 
 
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Italian Evangelical Alliance

 
Catholic funeral in Genova reveals “blurred distinctions between state and church”
Catholic funeral in Genova reveals “blurred distinctions between state and church”

The evangelical family of one of the victims held their own funeral. Italian Evangelical Alliance: “The state assumes everyone is Catholic”.

 
 
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Italy

 
A motorway bridge in Genova collapses, many dead
A motorway bridge in Genova collapses, many dead

‘Dozens’ have been killed, the emergency services in Genova say. More than 30 vehicles fell from a height of 45 meters.

 
 
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Valencia

 
Spanish evangelicals react to arrest of German evangelists after subway panic scenes
Spanish evangelicals react to arrest of German evangelists after subway panic scenes

Chaos broke out in a metro train in Valencia when passengers confused a group of preachers with terrorists. The nine Germans have been released on bail.

 
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Greece wildfires

 
Greek Christians get involved in the recovery of the Mati region
Greek Christians get involved in the recovery of the Mati region

A team of young people from a local church clean burnt properties “removing items, carrying wood and offering a hope of restoration”.

 
 
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Religious freedom

 
Crosses removed in Scottish funerals to avoid offending non-Christians
Crosses removed in Scottish funerals to avoid offending non-Christians

“We want to get away from a default setting that just assumes everyone is Christian”, said opponents. “The importance of religious beliefs should not be underestimated”, the Church of Scotland pointed out.

 
 
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Environment

 
Thousands of British churches turn ‘green’
Thousands of British churches turn ‘green’

“Climate change is one of the great moral challenges of our time, it's fantastic to see churches doing their bit to ensure they reduce their impact on the environment”, Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury, said.

 
 
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Germany

 
German Protestant and Catholic churches keep losing members
German Protestant and Catholic churches keep losing members

The EKD reports that it lost 390,000 members in 2017, more than the Catholic church, which lost around 268,000. Both blame the decrease on Germany’s demographics.

 
 
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Greeece wildfires

 
Christians in Rafina work with authorities after the “big disaster”
Christians in Rafina work with authorities after the “big disaster”

“A lot of people are blaming the State, blaming God”, says a Christian in the region. “Please pray for the country”.

 
 
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Social media

 
An app to connect evangelicals in Portugal
An app to connect evangelicals in Portugal

It was launched during the Week of Prayer. More than 1,000 people have downloaded the app in the first days.

 
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#EEA25Brussels

 
“We need a civil public square that provides space for a wide variety of voices, including the voice of Christians”
“We need a civil public square that provides space for a wide variety of voices, including the voice of Christians”

“After the European election, we will work hard to identify the MEPs who have a heart for human dignity, human rights, and Freedom of Religion or Belief”, says the European Evangelical Alliance Brussels officer Arie de Pater.

 
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#EEA25Brussels

 
1992-1994: The Brussels Affirmation and the EEA office
1992-1994: The Brussels Affirmation and the EEA office

On Wednesday, the European Evangelical Alliance celebrates 25 years of engagement in EU circles, after the opening of a Brussels socio-political office in 1994.

 
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Belgium

 
Flanders bans halal and kosher animal slaughter methods
Flanders bans halal and kosher animal slaughter methods

Under the law, animals have to be stunned before being killed. “It is a sad day for religious freedom in Europe”, the president of the Conference of European Rabbis says.

 
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Schism

 
The Orthodox Church in Ukraine seals its independence
The Orthodox Church in Ukraine seals its independence

Under the decree of autocephaly, the new church’s jurisdiction will be restricted to Ukraine. The Russian Orthodox Church reacts: “It is the result of political and personal ambitions”.

 
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Human trafficking

 
Spanish evangelicals ask government to fight prostitution and trafficking
Spanish evangelicals ask government to fight prostitution and trafficking

“We want the sensitivity of an important part of the population to be translated into regulations that effectively attack this social scourge”, the Spanish Evangelical Alliance says.

 
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UK
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Church of England bishops join to pray for “national unity” in the midst of Brexit debate
Church of England bishops join to pray for “national unity” in the midst of Brexit debate

UK Anglican leaders released a statement praying for “courage, integrity and clarity for our politicians”. “Reconciliation is central to our future", Justin Welby said in the House of Lords.

 
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December 2019

 
‘Revive’: Conference for Europeans “hungry for a move of God”
‘Revive’: Conference for Europeans “hungry for a move of God”

More than 750 have already registered for a conference that aims to equip and inspire thousands of students and graduates “full of faith that God can do amazing things in Europe”.

 
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Analysis

 
Far-right party bursts into Spain’s political scenario
Far-right party bursts into Spain’s political scenario

Andalusia, the biggest Autonomous Community of Spain, gives nationalist party Vox 400,000 votes and 12 seats in its regional Parliament.

 
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‘Transformed’

 
“The Bible has much to say on identity, sex and the importance of the body”
“The Bible has much to say on identity, sex and the importance of the body”

The Evangelical Alliance UK calls churches to be “a place of welcome and compassion for those who are transgender” while countering “the culture narrative of individualism and deconstruction”.

 
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Children and youth

 
‘Moms in Prayer’: Bringing children and schools before God
‘Moms in Prayer’: Bringing children and schools before God

The loss of values, the increasing digitalisation, and the lack of commitment of parents in the education of children are “an appeal to prayer”, says Cornelia Amstutz, coordinator of the network in Switzerland.

 
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Environment

 
Protecting the oceans: EU bans 10 single-use plastic items
Protecting the oceans: EU bans 10 single-use plastic items

The European Parliament voted to ban replaceable products such as plates, straws and cotton buds, by 2021.

 
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X. Manuel Suárez

 
Left-wing populism in Europe
Left-wing populism in Europe

Populism presents itself as the real, orthodox incarnation of popular will but makes itself unaccountable.

 
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Mission

 
“Surfers experience something of God’s creation and tend to be spiritual people”
“Surfers experience something of God’s creation and tend to be spiritual people”

Around 280 people attended the Christian Surfers International Gathering in France. Phil Williams: “At the heart of what we do is our relationship with God, and how we react in our community”.

 
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Rosemary Caudwell

 
Nationalism, populism, politics and identity
Nationalism, populism, politics and identity

We need to be discerning as to the aspects of our nation and culture that can be affirmed by us, and those that must be challenged in the light of the character of God.

 
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Helen Franklin

 
150 years of Beach Missions
150 years of Beach Missions

Out in the open, a beach mission is like a church without walls. Those who are unsure can sit at a distance, listening and looking. There is something too about the anonymity of being away on holiday that makes people more willing to try new things.

 
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Day two and three

 
God’s vision for Europe’s cultures and generations
God’s vision for Europe’s cultures and generations

Arts have been one of the threads of the first two days of the Hope for Europe conference, in Tallinn (Estonia).

 
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Julia Doxat-Purser

 
What has happened to Europe’s politics?
What has happened to Europe’s politics?

Four ideologies can become an intolerant and dangerous idol: secularisation, left-wing populism, nationalism and liberal values dogmatism.

 
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The Manzanas case
The Manzanas case

A short documentary about how retired pastors and widows of an evangelical denomination in Spain fight a legal battle for their pensions after the favourable ruling of the European Court of Human Rights.

 
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Interview

 
Cross-Current: Young professionals making the ‘faith-work connection’
Cross-Current: Young professionals making the ‘faith-work connection’

“We want people to remember their Creator during their youth, and then to run fast, shining brightly for His glory throughout their working lives”, says Graduate Impact coordinator Tim Vickers.

 
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Interview

 
What happens after Mission-Net?
What happens after Mission-Net?

“There is an inexhaustible marketplace until the church throughout Europe courageously takes up its responsibility to take missional risks for the kingdom”, says Andy Stevens.

 
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Conference

 
Mission-net closes
Mission-net closes

The pan-European mission initiative ceases its activities. In a farewell letter, the board “praises God for the many seeds that were sown through the Congress and through the Movement”.

 
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Alice Neffe

 
Is there hope for the unborn child with disability in Europe?
Is there hope for the unborn child with disability in Europe?

Abortion rates for prenatal diagnoses of Down syndrome, the most common chromosomal abnormality, are high: nearly 100 per cent in Iceland, 98 per cent in Denmark, and 90 per cent in the United Kingdom.

 
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Mission

 
The Fellowship of European Evangelical Theologians met in Prague
The Fellowship of European Evangelical Theologians met in Prague

Nearly 70 participants involved in theological research and training discussed the topic of “Christian identity and mission in a divided Europe”.

 
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Genova, Ireland and the spiritual landscape of Europe
Genova, Ireland and the spiritual landscape of Europe

Post-Christian Europe needs followers of Jesus who understand that the Gospel is powerful in itself. We should not hold onto the privileges of old religious structures.

 
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Ponte Morandi

 
Sister of an evangelical pastor died in Genova bridge collapse
Sister of an evangelical pastor died in Genova bridge collapse

Churches offer help to the local authorities. 600 people have been evacuated from their homes, including an evangelical family.

 
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Migration crisis

 
Spain receives 1,703 migrants only in the first eight days of August
Spain receives 1,703 migrants only in the first eight days of August

According to the IOM, 60,309 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2018. “I think that Spain reacted in a very positive way. But it cannot go on this way”, the EU Immigration Commission said.

 
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EuroPride Stockholm 2018

 
“Even drugs and violence become something positive in the world of Pride”
“Even drugs and violence become something positive in the world of Pride”

A think tank analysed the programme of last year’s Swedish LGBT festival and found an alarming collision with public health policies. Per Ewert of the Clapham Institutet says the findings show the ‘colourful darkness’ of the movement.

 
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GDPR

 
EU Court: Jehovah’s Witnesses door-to-door preaching does not comply with data protection laws
EU Court: Jehovah’s Witnesses door-to-door preaching does not comply with data protection laws

The European Court of Justice sides with Finnish data protection authorities. Preachers will have to inform about the personal data collected during their campaigns.

 
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Fake news

 
Spanish Evangelical Federation sues ‘Telecinco’ television
Spanish Evangelical Federation sues ‘Telecinco’ television

The most viewed television broadcaster falsely accused an evangelical pastor of pederasty.

 
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Arie de Pater: Refugees deserve a fair and efficient process
Arie de Pater: Refugees deserve a fair and efficient process

The Brussels representative of the European Evangelical Alliance offers a Christian perspective on the crisis: “We can’t reduce people to just a number that needs to be controlled”.

 
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David Robertson
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An Open Letter to the Evangelical Church about Vicky Beeching and ‘Gay Christianity’
An Open Letter to the Evangelical Church about Vicky Beeching and ‘Gay Christianity’

The narrative is straightforward. They are the victims. They have been damaged by ‘conservative theology’ and they are going to change us evangelicals so that we accept their position.

 
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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.

 
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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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Doctrinal debate

 
Should the Church of Scotland keep the Westminster Confession of Faith?
Should the Church of Scotland keep the Westminster Confession of Faith?

The moves could see the Confession being removed, replaced or changed in as little as 5 years - a significant development for the minority group of evangelicals who remain in Scotland’s national Kirk.

 
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700 evangelical leaders connect for mission in Poland
700 evangelical leaders connect for mission in Poland

The annual gathering brought prople from across Europe to Wisla (Poland). To unite, equip and resource evangelicals is one of the aims of the European Leadership Forum conference.

 
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Nick Park

 
Referendum on 8th is about trusting politicians
Referendum on 8th is about trusting politicians

It would be naive in the extreme to remove the most important human right of all – the right to life – from the Constitution and to put it in the hands of career politicians.

 
Arrow

 
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.

 
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Spain

 
“True reconciliation will not be seen in the media, but in schools and families”
“True reconciliation will not be seen in the media, but in schools and families”

Three Spanish pastors analyse the definitive disbandment of ETA. “We have to renounce the worldly discourse of epic revenge and sit down with people to rebuild relationships”.

 
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Politics and corruption

 
The ‘Cifuentes case’ and our personal responsibility
The ‘Cifuentes case’ and our personal responsibility

We live in a society in which admitting one’s own sins is seen as a sign of weakness.

 
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Guy Brandon

 
Windrush: The categorisation and treatment of migrants
Windrush: The categorisation and treatment of migrants

The biblical view of immigration does not only consider the migrant’s position but that of the host country.

 
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Peter Saunders

 
Alfie Evans’ parents should not be stopped from doing what they believe is best for him
Alfie Evans’ parents should not be stopped from doing what they believe is best for him

I think there are two key questions with this case: ‘What is the best way of managing Alfie?’ and ‘Who should ultimately decide what treatment he has?’

 
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Parties with a Christian worldview (2)

 
EVP: Human dignity and environmental care
EVP: Human dignity and environmental care

The Evangelical People’s Party in Switzerland will be 100 years old in 2019. Perceived as centrist, almost all of its membership comes from  the Protestant Church and free evangelical churches.

 
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People with disabilities

 
‘Inclusion makes an impact’
‘Inclusion makes an impact’

The European Disability Network will meet in Riga (Latvia), 27-30 April. “We need people who do not have a disability to work with us”, says coordinator Thérèse Swinters.

 
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Interview

 
“We do not tend to see Christians as victims”
“We do not tend to see Christians as victims”

Journalist Pilar Rahola publishes a book in which she collects her five-year work on the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. “It was necessary to tell the world that there are people who die, not because of a random bullet, but because they are Christians”.

 
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Interview

 
Christians join movement “for a decent Slovakia”
Christians join movement “for a decent Slovakia”

“I believe that Christians have been called to shed light on what is wrong with the system”, says Slovak Christian worker Jaro Marcin.

 
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Tension

 
Western countries expel Russian diplomats to send a “coordinated message”
Western countries expel Russian diplomats to send a “coordinated message”

Several EU countries and the USA show their opposition to Vladimir Putin. “We will not tolerate Russia’s continued attempts to undermine our values”, says UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

 
 

 
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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.

 
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’.

 
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Bulgaria: Evangelicals ask government to protect religious minorities Bulgaria: Evangelicals ask government to protect religious minorities

Christians rallied in Sofia on November 18 to defend their rights. It is the second Sunday of peaceful demonstrations against a new religion draft law that could severely restrict religious freedom and rights of minority faith confessions.

 
Photos: #WalkForFreedom Photos: #WalkForFreedom

Abolitionists marched through 400 cities in 51 countries. Pictures from Valencia (Spain), October 20.

 
Photos: Reaching people with disabilities Photos: Reaching people with disabilities

Seminars, an arts exhibition, discussion and testimonies. The European Disability Network met in Tallinn.

 
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Did Hitler base his anti-Semitic views on Christianity? Did Hitler base his anti-Semitic views on Christianity?

An answer by Richard Weikart Professor of Modern European History, California State University Stanislaus.

 
China rises 16 places in Open Doors World Watch List China rises 16 places in Open Doors World Watch List

There has been an serious increase in persecution of Christian communities in China in the last months.

 
The source of longing, according to C.S. Lewis The source of longing, according to C.S. Lewis

Jerry Root compares the search for meaning of C.S. Lewis with Saint Augustine's reflections.

 
Bulgarian evangelicals ask politicians to defend “basic freedoms” Bulgarian evangelicals ask politicians to defend “basic freedoms”

Protests and prayers continue in Bulgaria for the sixth week.

 
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