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Reformation 2017

 
Germany issues Luther Bible stamps
Germany issues Luther Bible stamps

It shows an excerpt of Matthew 27 with annotations made by Martin Luther. It costs 2.60 Euro.

 
 
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Public faith

 
Is Britain a ‘Christian country’? It depends on whom you ask
Is Britain a ‘Christian country’? It depends on whom you ask

Just over half of the general population believes Britain is a “Christian country”, but only one third of those aged 18-24 agrees. Citizens want politicians to understand religion well, a survey shows.

 
 
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Christians in France

 
Three new evangelical churches open in France every month
Three new evangelical churches open in France every month

The number of worship places has increased tenfold in 60 years. There are 650,000 evangelical Christians in France, a new study shows.

 
 
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Up to -40ºC 

 
A cold wave strikes Europe
A cold wave strikes Europe

Dozens have died in Poland, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Russia. The European Commission warns about the situation of many refugees.

 
 
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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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Islamic terrorism

 
Daesh claims Turkey nightclub attack against ‘protectors of the Cross’
Daesh claims Turkey nightclub attack against ‘protectors of the Cross’

Nationals of Germany, Belgium and France among victims of New Year’s Day attack. In Turkey, 300 people were killed in terrorist attacks in 2016.

 
 
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UK

 
‘Jesus guides my life’, Queen Elizabeth II says in her Christmas message
‘Jesus guides my life’, Queen Elizabeth II says in her Christmas message

“At Christmas, our attention is drawn to the birth of a baby. Billions of people now follow his teaching and find in him the guiding light for their lives. I am one of them.”

 
 
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2016: A year full of unexpected news
2016: A year full of unexpected news

Some of the highlights of this past year and a ‘thank you’ to all of our readers.

 
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#PrayForBerlin

 
Truck ‘attack’ against Christmas market kills 12 in Germany
Truck ‘attack’ against Christmas market kills 12 in Germany

The suspect “intentionally” rammed into the Berlin Christmas market. Police speaks of “terrorist attack”. Condolences offered from around the world. 

 
 
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European Prayer Breakfast 2016: three remarkable stories
European Prayer Breakfast 2016:  three remarkable stories

Slovakian MEP Branislav Škripek, Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein, and former prime minister of Ethiopia Tamrat Layne, spoke about how faith in God has shaped their lives.

 
 
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Human Rights

 
Two Yazidi women receive EU Parliament’s Sakharov Prize
Two Yazidi women receive EU Parliament’s Sakharov Prize

Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar survived Daesh slavery. “There remain more than 3,500 child and women held hostage as slaves under Daesh. Every day they die a thousand times”, they told MEPs.

 
 
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France

 
600 abortions practised every day in France
600 abortions practised every day in France

More psychological and material help should be offered to young couples, Christian organisations say. The 1975 abortion law needs to be reconsidered.

 
 
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Jeff Fountain

 
What lies beneath
What lies beneath

A healthy, informed debate on the role of migration is sadly lacking in Europe. Europeans talk about migration, Africans talk about the diaspora.

 
 
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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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Education, reconciliation, media, creation care, poverty, disability…
Education, reconciliation, media, creation care, poverty, disability…

About 70 people from diverse evangelical backgrounds met for the Spanish annual Lausanne Movement gathering. They discussed how the church can respond to 10 social challenges in the country.

 
 
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Freedom

 
EU parliament asks governments to suspend Turkey membership talks
EU parliament asks governments to suspend Turkey membership talks

MEPs criticise the alarming lack of freedoms after the failed coup attempt in July. Christians in the country denounce growing pressure on churches.

 
 
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Political shift

 
Bulgaria’s new President seeks better relationships with Europe and Russia
Bulgaria’s new President seeks better relationships with Europe and Russia

Prime Minister Borisov resigned on Monday after the victory of pro-Russian Roumen Radev. Many have left the country in the last years due to the financial crisis.

 
 
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Scandinavia

 
One in three Finns believe in the Christian God
One in three Finns believe in the Christian God

The number of Finns who say they believe in the God of Christianity has increased from 27% to 33% in four years. “People are thinking about their relation to the Church”, researcher Kimmo Ketola says.

 
 
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History

 
Albanians celebrate 125th anniversary of the first girls’ school, started by evangelicals
Albanians celebrate 125th anniversary of the first girls’ school, started by evangelicals

The Qiriazi is a well-known family in the country but not many know that it was the gospel that motivated their work in education.

 
 
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Interview

 
“Freedom of religion is not just an ideal for believers, but a core value of our democracies”
“Freedom of religion is not just an ideal for believers, but a core value of our democracies”

The Evangelical Alliance United Kingdom has launched the Speak Up campaign to provide a clearer picture of the legal basis to talk about Jesus. Jurist Nancy Lefèvre (France) helped to start the initiative. 

 
 
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Northern Ireland

 
Ashers bakery owners lose appeal
Ashers bakery owners lose appeal

“We have always said it was never about the customer, it was about the message”, the McArthur family said. Judges state that refusing the order “was direct discrimination”. 9 out of 10 evangelical Christians support the family, says survey.

 
 
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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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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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EEA General Assembly

 
Greek Evangelical Alliance is awarded with the Hope award
Greek Evangelical Alliance is awarded with the Hope award

The European Evangelical Alliance highlights the role of Greek evangelicals in their service to refugees. Portuguese political representatives and church leaders participated in a special event in Sintra (Portugal). 

 
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Faith at University

 
Students in Great Britain turning to Jesus
Students in Great Britain turning to Jesus

More than 46,000 students attend Christian Union mission weeks in UK, and many become Christians. CU leaders are trained for it at the Forum, UCCF’s national training conference .

 
 
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Survey

 
Evangelical churches and foreign missionary agencies in the Czech Republic
Evangelical churches and  foreign missionary agencies in the Czech Republic

A CEA survey analyzes the relationship between native churches and foreign mission agencies. Youth ministry, church planting, and leadership training are the main areas where they work together.

 
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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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9 years later

 
Killers in Malatya slayings convicted and sentenced
Killers in Malatya slayings convicted and sentenced

After a nine-year legal saga, a Turkish criminal court today sentenced five men to life in prison for the torture and murder of three Christians in southeast Turkey in 2007.

 
 
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Greece-Refugees

 
Desolation at Moria refugee camp in fire’s aftermath

Hundreds have become homeless after the blaze, about 800 sleeping spaces were destroyed. “We are here because of love for them”, Chistian volunteers said.

 
 
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The mission of Evangelical Alliances across the world… 170 years later
The mission of Evangelical Alliances across the world… 170 years later

“It is when all the ‘pieces’ come together that our response is really relevant and can have an impact on every level - locally, nationally, regionally and globally”, says WEA Communications Director Timothy Goropevsek.

 
 
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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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Christians in Belarus hope to see “peaceful changes”
Christians in Belarus hope to see “peaceful changes”

Two opposition candidates win seats in parliament for the first time in 20 years. A Christian believes “times are changing” in a country under pressure on many fronts.

 
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Action 

 
“Exploitation happens under our noses”
“Exploitation happens under our noses”

‘Don’t shut your eyes’ is the new initiative of the European Freedom Network. “When we see a child begging at a time when the child should be in school, why do we walk by?”

 
 
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Since 2014

 
At least 3,500 refugees get baptised in Germany
At least 3,500 refugees get baptised in Germany

Free evangelical denominations and Protestant state churches speak of “increasing interest in the Christian faith among people coming from Islamic countries.”

 
 
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Media

 
‘El País’ withdraws controversial article about evangelicals
‘El País’ withdraws controversial article about evangelicals

Many readers and the Spanish Evangelical Alliance denounced a column that was based on a parody website. The Ombudswoman writes an apology on the newspaper’s website.

 
 
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ELF 2017

 
Registration open for 2017 European Leadership Forum
Registration open for 2017 European Leadership Forum

Hundreds of participants will participate in specialised networks. The morning Bible teacher will be Prof. John Lennox and evening plenary speakers include Lindsay Brown, Leonardo De Chirico, Hans Bayer and Michael Reeves.

 
 
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Online deregister

 
15,000 Norwegians left state Church within a week with just one click

The Church of Norway now webpage allows people to verify their membership status, sign up or leave the church. “No one should be a member of a religious community against their will”, leader Kristin Gunleiksrud says.

 
 
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Solidarity

 
Evangelicals support Italy after the earthquake
Evangelicals support Italy after the earthquake

The Italian Evangelical Alliance is active in contributing to relief work and to coordinate its work with evangelical agencies. Condolences of European believers.

 
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Report

 
Mental health disorders increase among refugees
Mental health disorders increase among refugees

A MSF study warns about the high number of refugees in Italy who suffer mental health disorders due to the situation in their countries, the trauma of the journey and the inadequate reception conditions.

 
 
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Refugees and trafficking

 
Fighting against the exploitation of refugees
Fighting against the exploitation of refugees

“Factors that increase the risk for refugees in Europe are denial of asylum, criminal activity inside the camps, unsafe living situation, minority status and isolation”, the European Freedom Network explained in a webinar.

 
 
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Media

 
Protestantism is badly represented in French media, expert says
Protestantism is badly represented in French media, expert says

“Islam is by far the most publicised religion by the largest French daily newspaper, Le Monde", specialist in Evangelical Protestantism Sebastien Fath says.

 
 
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Interview

 
“Europe is in crisis because we do not know anymore where morality comes from”
“Europe is in crisis because we do not know anymore where morality comes from”

“Many atheists are beginning to see that their loud, aggressive attitude is not working”, says Mathematics Prof. John Lennox in an interview with Evangelical Focus. “We need to spend time to get to know Scripture at beyond a kind of Sunday school class level”.

 
 
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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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Jonathan Tame

 
The cumulative crisis of trust

Our churches should be examples of institutions that serve the common good, that speak out against injustice, and that are led with integrity.

 
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More time in power

 
Turkey will give more powers to President Erdogan
Turkey will give more powers to President Erdogan

Plans for a new constitution would make it easier for the head of state to order a state of emergency. The post of Prime Minister could be abolished. 

 
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Ishak Ghatas

 
Muslims and the need for church planting
Muslims and the need for church planting

For the Muslim convert, the feeling of being at home includes the aspects of fellowship (“sharing things in common”), and growing into a sense of shared ownership as partners.

 
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Our 2nd birthday

 
Two years of Evangelical Focus
Two years of Evangelical Focus

Since January 2015, we have published 2,111 contents.

 
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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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Berlin attack

 
Terror will not silence message of ‘peace on earth’, Christians say
Terror will not silence message of ‘peace on earth’, Christians say

German Christian leaders express their support for the families of the victims. Evangelicals in Europe call to pray for the authorities. 

 
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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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Transparency International

 
European governments fail to fight against corruption, study says
European governments fail to fight against corruption, study says

One in three citizens think corruption is one of the biggest problems facing their country. Ukraine, Moldova, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Spain are the worst judged.

 
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Interview

 
Austria, the rise of populism and the role of evangelical Christians
Austria, the rise of populism and the role of evangelical Christians

“Too often we hide behind our Christian heritage which is somehow only a kind of folk and nominal version of real Christianity”, says Frank Hinkelmann. Evangelicals should not let fear towards foreigners stop their mission.

 
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Reformation 2017

 
Half a million ‘little Luthers’ sold
Half a million ‘little Luthers’ sold

It’s the biggest success in Playmobil’s history. Orders come from across the world, they sold 34,000 in the first 3 days.

 
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Refugee centres

 
“Someone wants to kill me because of my faith”
“Someone wants to kill me because of my faith”

A German television reports about the measures taken by the authorities to stop violence against refugees converting to Christianity.

 
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Young professionals

 
Course on Biblical Foundations for Public Leadership
Course on Biblical Foundations for Public Leadership

The Jubilee Centre offers an online programme that “unpacks the biblical vision for society, and introduces the idea of thinking relationally”. European students are welcomed.

 
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End of life

 
Belgium debates euthanasia for psychological pain
Belgium debates euthanasia for psychological pain

One in fifty Belgians dies euthanised. In 2015, there were more than 2,000 euthanasia cases, an average of six per day.

 
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Media

 
Swiss tabloid likens evangelical churches to cults
Swiss tabloid likens evangelical churches to cults

The Swiss Evangelical Alliance responds to a report published by tabloid ‘Blick’ because it “slanders” the work and leadership of three Christian churches.

 
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EU Anti-Trafficking Day

 
Don’t shut your eyes!
Don’t shut your eyes!

509,980 is the number of people forced into labour in the EU. That’s more people than those living in Toulouse. Or Liverpool. Or Gdansk. Or Antwerp.

 
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Social action

 
“Don’t shut your eyes” to exploitation
“Don’t shut your eyes” to exploitation

Many churches worldwide will celebrate the Freedom Sunday on October 16 to raise awareness of human trafficking and slavery. ‘Don’t shut your eyes’ is the initiative of the European Freedom Network.

 
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Freedom of speech

 
French pastors will not be labelled as “lobbyists”
French pastors will not be labelled as “lobbyists”

A controversial amendment to the ‘Loi Sapin II’ was withdrawn this week. “Some ideological groups attempt to reduce the voice of religions in the public space”, explains evangelical representative.

 
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William Yoder

 
The present climate among Russia’s Protestants
The present climate among Russia’s Protestants

It appears once again as if the Russian state will be moving simultaneously in opposite directions. Restrictive measures are combined with financial support for Protestant and multi-confessional projects.

 
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Jim Memory

 
The stories we live by
The stories we live by

Putting to one side the hermeneutical questions around the identification of the EU with Bablyon, what is clear is that the demonization of the “other” inspires hatred not love.

 
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Persecuted Christians

 
First ever office to address Christian persecution opens in Hungary

Zoltan Balog, minister of Human Capacities, said it is “of utmost importance” to help persecuted Christians. The new office will have a starting budget of US$3.35 million.

 
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Thomas Bucher

 
Here to stay? Here to stay!
Here to stay? Here to stay!

Have you contemplated what it means that the refugee migrants are going to stay in Europe, your country, your town, your village? Or are you deep down still thinking and maybe even hoping that they will go away again?

 
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Gathering in France

 
Thousands remember the faith of the Huguenots
Thousands remember the faith of the Huguenots

The town of Mialet received 8,000 Protestants who came from across France to recall the “desert assemblies”. The yearly meeting was started more than a century ago.

 
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Bizarre trial

 
Coptic teenagers sentenced in Egypt for ‘defaming Islam’ in video flee to Switzerland
Coptic teenagers sentenced in Egypt for ‘defaming Islam’ in video flee to Switzerland

The boys were stunned when they heard the news that they were sentenced to five years in prison. “I was shocked; I couldn’t believe it, I was so confused,” Shehata said. In early April, the boys’ left the places they were hiding, snuck out of Egypt and flew to Turkey.

 
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Interview

 
“The people’s relationship to the church has shifted from law to longing”
“The people’s relationship to the church has shifted from law to longing”

“We have a lot to learn from Christians from other continents where being in minority is the ordinary way of life for a church”, says parish pastor Haakon Kessel. 15,000 left the Church of Norway after deregistration was made available online.

 
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#TopSummer

 
Muslims turn to Christianity in Finland
Muslims turn to Christianity in Finland

Christian weekly newspaper Uusi Tie (Finland) made a survey of the number of Christian baptisms among the new immigrants in the country.

 
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Standard Eurobarometer

 
Immigration and terrorism, Europeans’ biggest concerns
Immigration and terrorism, Europeans’ biggest concerns

Survey was carried out before the last terrorist attacks. Trust in the EU is higher than trust in national governments.

 
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CNEF statement

 
The National Council of Evangelicals of France reacts to French church attack

The CNEF expressed “its sympathy to the families and friends of the victims and to all the Catholics of France”, and called “to testify of the love of Christ in a world in disarray.”

 
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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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Germany

 
Protestants and Catholics denounce situation of Christian refugees
Protestants and Catholics denounce situation of Christian refugees

German Bishops' Conference, and the Protestant Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) issued a joint statement about the harassment and attacks Christian refugees suffer.

 
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Evangelism banned in Russia

 
EEA calls to pray for “wisdom and courage” for Christians in Russia
EEA calls to pray for “wisdom and courage” for Christians in Russia

“The European Evangelical Alliance is extremely concerned about Russia’s new anti-terrorism law, which greatly restricts religious freedom”. Evangelism is no longer allowed outside religious buildings.

 
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Report

 
Rome Scholars Network: Evangelical-Catholic Relations
Rome Scholars Network: Evangelical-Catholic Relations

The week-long course was made up of twenty-one sessions which were delivered by Leonardo De Chirico, Gregg Allison, Greg Pritchard and Mike Reeves. “This week has been something of a dream come true.”

 
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Gospel and society

 
European Evangelical Alliance becomes a partner of Evangelical Focus
European Evangelical Alliance becomes a partner of Evangelical Focus

Thomas Bucher believes the website “offers a much needed voice, having a certain independence and yet committed to Evangelical values.”

 
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Reaction to Brexit

 
Welby calls British Christians to be “builders of bridges and not barriers”
Welby calls British Christians to be “builders of bridges and not barriers”

“We pray for leaders across Europe, and around the world, as they face this dramatic change”, the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury writes after the EU referendum.

 
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Analysis

 
Amid defiance and pull-outs, Orthodox Council advances
Amid defiance and pull-outs, Orthodox Council advances

In 1961, the preparation for a historical “Holy and Great” council was started. It was to be the Eighth Church Council. However, issues of faith lost out to issues of politics.

 
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Theologian and pastor

 
Jose Maria Martinez, key figure of Spanish Protestantism, dies at 92
Jose Maria Martinez, key figure of Spanish Protestantism, dies at 92

His Christian leadership during the times of the dictatorship left a mark in the evangelical churches. “He played a very important role internationally, his boost is still present in our movement today.”

 
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Brexit?

 
UK-EU referendum on Thursday: ‘Pray for wisdom’
UK-EU referendum on Thursday: ‘Pray for wisdom’

On Thursday 23 June, the citizens of the UK will decide if they remain in the European Union. 7 Christians organisations share a joint prayer. Several authors have published biblical perspectives at Evangelical Focus.

 
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Refugees in Europe: Germany
Refugees in Europe: Germany

What are the challenges and opportunities that come with the arrival of thousands of refugees to Germany? How can we make sure Muslim asylum seekers understand religious freedom? Marcel Fink (S.A.M.) gives some answers. Watch video (5 min).

 
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The case of the Bodnariu: family life and state
The case of the Bodnariu:  family life and state

How should Christians and non-believers think about family life and the state? With Peter Saunders (CEO, CMF), Tarjei Gilje (journalist, Dagen), Paul Susman (Legal officer, European Comission), Einar C. Salvesen (Psychologist, Columbia Consulting Ltd.) and Adam Szabados (pastor, Evangelical Church Veszprém). Recorded in Wisla, Poland, during ELF 2016. 

 
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#2016ELF

 
ELF 2016: Christians called to “unity in love and a life of fearlessness”
ELF 2016: Christians called to “unity in love and a life of fearlessness”

More than 700 participants at the European Leadership Forum conference in Poland. Networks, seminaries and plenary sessions gave biblical perspectives on current issues. John Piper: “Prayer is central, the world does not need more Christians with powerless ministries”.

 
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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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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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‘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.

 
Education, reconciliation, media, creation care, poverty, disability… Education, reconciliation, media, creation care, poverty, disability…

About 70 people from diverse evangelical backgrounds met for the Spanish annual Lausanne Movement gathering. They discussed how the church can respond to 10 social challenges in the country.

 
Movement Day: Cities and the Gospel Movement Day: Cities and the Gospel

Movement Day Global Cities brought together 3,500 participants from 90 countries. About 50 speakers reflected in New York on the impact of the gospel in the big metropolis.

 
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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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.

 
Jerusalem and the Messiah Jerusalem and the Messiah

‘This is the place where the Messiah chose to come, die and... return’. A video produced by Alto Concept.

 
The impact of investigative journalism on the Church The impact of investigative journalism on the Church

Journalistic research is key to help Christians think about the implications of their faith, says Finnish journalist Leif Nummela. 

 
Do Muslims and Christians worship the same god? Do Muslims and Christians worship the same god?

If we could all just affirm that everybody worships the same God, would there be much more peace in the world? Dr. Andy Bannister, Director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity gives answers.

 
“If I died tomorrow…” “If I died tomorrow…”

The new song of Spanish folk band ‘Papel Maché’ is about the hope of life after death.

 
“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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