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Policies or character, the dilemma Czech Christians face
Policies or character, the dilemma Czech Christians face

A second round will decide the Presidential election later this month. “Until now, it was fashionable to oppose churches and Christianity but this is slowly changing”, says pastor Dan Drápal.

 
 
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“Pilgrims and Foreigners”, the Week of Prayer 2018 in Europe
“Pilgrims and Foreigners”, the Week of Prayer 2018 in Europe

Evangelical Christians will pray together in hundreds of cities across Europe. A prayer guide and a Bible reading plan for mobile devices is now available for everyone to download.

 
 
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Analysis

 
Paris summit was “good news” in the fight against climate change
Paris summit was “good news” in the fight against climate change

Christians in Europe are “finally taking the challenge of climate change seriously”, says Dave Bookless of A Rocha.

 
 
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What our readers think about relevant issues in Europe
What our readers think about relevant issues in Europe

What are the views of Evangelical Focus readers on the refugee crisis, marriage, ecumenism, sexual exploitation and the reliability of the Bible? We have selected the answers to some of the questions asked on our website.

 
 
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Refugee ministries will meet in the Netherlands
Refugee ministries will meet in the Netherlands

The Refugee Highway Partnership (RHP) roundtable brings together people from across Europe every year. “Christians can guide refugees and help them meet the Prince of Peace and the Real Comforter which is Jesus”.

 
 
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Controversy

 
Evangelical Alliances of Italy, Spain and Malta denounce “ecumenical agenda” of the WEA in an open letter
Evangelical Alliances of Italy, Spain and Malta denounce “ecumenical agenda” of the WEA in an open letter

“The historic positions on biblical unity and biblical confrontation of errors that the Alliance has stood for over a hundred years seem now to be eroded and replaced by ecumenical attitudes”. World Evangelical Alliance responds: “The concerns raised are being taken very seriously”.

 
 
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VUSH

 
Albanian evangelicals celebrate their contribution to language and education
Albanian evangelicals celebrate their contribution to language and education

Several events to celebrate the 125th anniversary of VUSH (Evangelical Alliance Albania). “To understand evangelicals, you must understand the meaning of the gospel, the good news of God’s love for everyone”.

 
 
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Testimony

 
Rabadan, past and present of who once was “the murderer of the katana”
Rabadan, past and present of who once was “the murderer of the katana”

A Spanish TV documentary will tell the story of Jose Rabadan, who murdered his parents and sister. He is rehabilitated now, and is a member of an evangelical church. “Showing that there is hope is part of the reintegration”.

 
 
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Bosnia war

 
Warlord Mladic jailed for life over Srebrenica genocide

The former Bosnian Serb commander “significantly contributed” to the murder of 7,000 Bosniak men and boys in the 1990s, the UN tribunal in The Hague has sentenced.

 
 
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Universities and the gospel

 
European university evangelists met in Prague
European university evangelists met in Prague

About 110 people from 35 countries analysed the impact of the gospel in the European student context. Os Guiness, John Lennox, Lindsay Brown, Rebecca Manley Pippert and Michael Green shared at the FEUER gathering.

 
 
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Catalan crisis

 
Assemblies of God call not to ‘aggravate the social breach’ in Spain-Catalonia
Assemblies of God call not to ‘aggravate the social breach’ in Spain-Catalonia

The denomination has hundreds of churches across the country. In a statement, they call Christians to model forgiveness and distance themselves from “those who attack others verbally, physically or intellectually”.

 
 
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Politics and faith

 
“There is nothing wrong in holding office in Babylon”
“There is nothing wrong in holding office in Babylon”

Former leader of the Liberal Party Tim Farron speaks about his experiences as an evangelical Christian in politics. “In the United States, you have to invent a faith to be taken seriously, in the UK you have to pretend you haven’t got one”.

 
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Evangelical Focus is 3 years old
Evangelical Focus is 3 years old

As we start our fourth year, we thank God for His Grace, and all our readers for your support.

 
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Vija Herefoss

 
Three challenges for mission in a Nordic context
Three challenges for mission in a Nordic context

One of the main tasks of those involved in mission is to challenge the people to ask questions like “What does it mean to be a Christian?”

 
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Eastern Europe

 
Bulgarian Orthodox Synod supports the Macedonian Church strive for recognition
Bulgarian Orthodox Synod supports the Macedonian Church strive for recognition

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church agreed “to intercede and advocate” for the Macedonian Church in its hopes for canonical independence.

 
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“Non-believing colleagues often see Christianity as a life without much freedom”
“Non-believing colleagues often see Christianity as a life without much freedom”

Czech researcher David Vokoun shares about what it means to live out his faith in the workplace. “What makes a difference is my motivation for doing my work”. 

 
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Faith and politics

 
Angela Merkel: “While being imperfect, we receive God’s grace”
Angela Merkel: “While being imperfect, we receive God’s grace”

Speaking in Wittenberg on 31 October, the German Chancellor said the Reformation anniversary is “a great opportunity to strengthen the awareness about the Christian roots in our society”.

 
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Creation Care and the Gospel, in France
Creation Care and the Gospel, in France

The conference drew about 90 delegates from across Europe. Scientists, theologians, activists reflected together on the theme “God’s Word and God’s World”.

 
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Lausanne younger leaders gathering in Budapest
Lausanne younger leaders gathering in Budapest

About 70 people from European countries met at the Younger Leaders Gen gathering in Hungary (19-22 October) to discuss the challenges of the church in the continent and build partnerships. Photos: Evi Rodemann and Jari Sippola.

 
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Eastern Europe

 
Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi supports Reformation events
Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi supports Reformation events

World Evangelical Alliance Secretary General Efraim Tendero and national evangelical leaders meet the Kosovan Head of State. Thaçi underlines his commitment to religious freedom and inter-faith dialogue.

 
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Jeff Fountain

 
Long term effects
Long term effects

We should pause to ask what causal links can be demonstrated between the Reformation and economic growth, democratic stability, and social justice in Protestant-background countries.

 
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Daniel Trusiewicz

 
Baptist church planting in Eastern Europe
Baptist church planting in Eastern Europe

A recent EBF Mission Partnership conference in Georgia sought to ‘encourage, and inspire in ministry’ a group of indigenous church planters from Eastern Europe.

 
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Julia Doxat-Purser

 
Can they hear us?
Can they hear us?

What if, when a police chief or politician spoke about human trafficking, we were ready to respond with our stories and expertise?

 
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Gavin Matthews

 
Reclaiming our Christian foundations
Reclaiming our Christian foundations

A review of Nick Spencer’s The Evolution of The West: How Christianity Has Shaped Our Values.

 
 

 
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Michael Schluter: Relationships are the key to build Europe Michael Schluter: Relationships are the key to build Europe

The economist summarises the manifesto “Confederal Europe: Strong Nations, Strong Union” and explains why personal relationships should be at the centre of our economy, education and democracy. 

 
Gary Wilkerson: The Bible, the Holy Spirit and the Reformation Gary Wilkerson: The Bible, the Holy Spirit and the Reformation

Pastor Gary Wilkerson talks about what all evangelical Christians can learn from the Protestant Reformation and underlines the need for more churches with both a sound doctrine and obedience to the Holy Spirit.

 
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.

 
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. 

 
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".

 
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.

 
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'Ungi kulimi changana' 'Ungi kulimi changana'

Educator and journalist Jordi Torrents shares images of the Sekeleka social centre in Mozambique. About 50 children live there, many with some kind of disability. All photos were taken with permission.

 
The President in an evangelical church on Christmas Eve The President in an evangelical church on Christmas Eve

For the first time, the President of Portugal attended a worship service in an evangelical church. It was in Sintra, on Christmas Eve.

 
Lausanne younger leaders gathering in Budapest Lausanne younger leaders gathering in Budapest

About 70 people from European countries met at the Younger Leaders Gen gathering in Hungary (19-22 October) to discuss the challenges of the church in the continent and build partnerships. Photos: Evi Rodemann and Jari Sippola.

 
I am not on sale I am not on sale

Young Christians gathered at Madrid’s central square Sol to denounce human trafficking. A flashmob highlighted the work of three evangelical NGOs which support women who escape sexual slavery in Spain.

 
Stamps to commemorate the Reformation Stamps to commemorate the Reformation

Poland, Lithuania, Namibia and Brazil are some of the countries that have issued special stamps on the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 theses.

 
VIDEO Video
 
Heart Heart

A short animation film by Swiss cartoonist Alain Auderset tells the message of the Bible in four minutes.

 
He is... He is...

A video about Colossians 1:15-20.

 
Creation Care and the Gospel, in France Creation Care and the Gospel, in France

The conference drew about 90 delegates from across Europe. Scientists, theologians, activists reflected together on the theme “God’s Word and God’s World”.

 
“It is inconsistent to say we love the Creator while we destroy His creation” “It is inconsistent to say we love the Creator while we destroy His creation”

In creation care, “we need more people who lead by example”, says well-known Brazilian politician and activist Marina Silva. 

 
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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