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Interview

 
“We want to prevent that counseling of gay people who struggle with their sexual identity is criminalized”
“We want to prevent that counseling of gay people who struggle with their sexual identity is criminalized”

The German government plans to ban so-called ‘conversion therapies’. Reinhardt Schink, Secretary General of the German Evangelical Alliance, says the law proposal is “neither coherent with its assumptions, nor consistent in its approach”.

 
 
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Greece

 
“A lot of Greeks still struggle to make ends meet”
“A lot of Greeks still struggle to make ends meet”

George Kaloterakis (Greek Evangelical Alliance) analyses the situation after the legislative election. “Pray that Greek Evangelicals become a healing agent in the divisions that permeate our society”.

 
 
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European Union

 
Ursula von der Leyen, new President of the European Commission
Ursula von der Leyen, new President of the European Commission

The Christian Democrat has lead three German government ministries: Family, Health and Defense. Of a Protestant family, she was born in Belgium and has 7 children.

 
 
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Analysis

 
Christians “fed up” with corruption join Czech protests
Christians “fed up” with corruption join Czech protests

Evangelicals analyse the biggest demonstrations in the Czech Republic since the Velvet Revolution. Prime Minister Andrej Babis remains in power after surviving a parliament no-confidence vote.

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

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

 
 
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Evangelism

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

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

 
 
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Work and faith

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

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

 
 
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Bridge 2019

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

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

 
 
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Pentecost

 
More than 50,000 attended Pentecost gatherings throughout Germany
More than 50,000 attended Pentecost gatherings throughout Germany

At least 20 big events were held in open air locations, with music, preaching and food. 90 pastors baptised around 500 people in the Elb river.

 
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Mission

 
Belgian Evangelical Mission starts a new journey
Belgian Evangelical Mission starts a new journey

The Belgium Evangelical Mission (BEM) changed its name to ‘ViaNova’ (new way). ‘We dream to see a thriving movement of integrated Communities of disciples of Jesus throughout Belgium’.

 
 
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Eurpean Leadership Forum 2019

 
ELF 2019: “Persevering and reconciling leaders are needed to renew the Biblical church in Europe”
ELF 2019: “Persevering and reconciling leaders are needed to renew the Biblical church in Europe”

740 evangelical leaders connected for mission in Wisla (Poland). Ramez Atallah led the Bible expositions on 2 Corinthians. Seminars, thematic networks, and resources were available at the annual gathering.

 
 
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28 countries

 
Citizens vote in crucial European Parliament election
Citizens vote in crucial European Parliament election

Most countries vote on Sunday, but Britons, Dutch, Czech, Irish and Latvians did so earlier. Evangelicals called to “vote prayerfully and responsibly”.

 
 
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UK
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Church of England upholds the seal of confession for now
Church of England upholds the seal of confession for now

The working party in charge of studying the implication of the seal in the context of protecting children from abuse did not reach a consensus. The Church of England has been criticised because of this decision.

 
 
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Statistics

 
Spain: 10 million live in towns without evangelical presence
Spain: 10 million live in towns without evangelical presence

There are 331 municipalities of more than 5,000 inhabitants with no evangelical church. Reaching them “continues to be one of the great shortcomings of the mission in Spain”.

 
 
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Rome

 
Italian evangelicals discussed their role in a “secularised and disoriented society”
Italian evangelicals discussed their role in a “secularised and disoriented society”

Human identity, the role of media, and the protection of family were some of the issues addressed during the annual general assembly of the Italian Evangelical Alliance.

 
 
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Eastern Europe

 
Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy wins Ukraine presidency by a landslide
Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy wins Ukraine presidency by a landslide

Zelenskiy beat incumbent President Petro Poroshenko with 73% of the votes.“There is still a chance for Ukraine to improve its relations with Russia”, Russian Prime Minister, Dimity Medvedev said.

 
 
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Analysis

 
The triumph of the far-right in Finland?
The triumph of the far-right in Finland?

“Actually, Finland took a few steps to the left”, says Christian journalist Matti Korhonen. “Immigration politics, gender issues/sexuality and climate change are hot topics in society”.

 
 
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“Terrible tragedy”

 
Paris assesses damages after huge Notre Dame fire
Paris assesses damages after huge Notre Dame fire

The spire and the roof collapsed, but firefighters said the fire is under control. “The worst has been avoided”, French President Macron says. Evangelicals express their solidarity.

 
 
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Nationalism

 
Social Democrats and far-right draw in Finnish elections
Social Democrats and far-right draw in Finnish elections

Despite a very narrow victory, the centre-left is expected to form a government. Migration and climate change are some of the most debated issues in the country.

 
 
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Business As Mission

 
Bucharest will host first European BAM Conference
Bucharest will host first European BAM Conference

“The marketplace is the perfect place to build community and to show people who Jesus is, as well as having a positive social and economic impact”, says Mark Plummer.

 
 
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Society

 
Swiss evangelicals call for referendum on law that “censors” debate on homosexuality
Swiss evangelicals call for referendum on law that “censors” debate on homosexuality

Politicians and organisations say freedom of speech and religious freedom could be restricted if “sexual orientation” is given a special protection in the Penal Code.

 
 
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The Netherlands

 
At least three dead after Utrecht tram shooting
At least three dead after Utrecht tram shooting

The suspect has been arrested, while his motives still remain unclear. Local elections would go ahead as planned on Wednesday.

 
 
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Coalition needed

 
Opposition candidate wins Estonia election
Opposition candidate wins Estonia election

Nearly a quarter of the voters cast their ballots by e-voting. The far-right party came third.

 
 
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Official statistics

 
One hundred thousand babies aborted in Germany last year
One hundred thousand babies aborted in Germany last year

The official figure of the government is 100,986 abortions in 2018. Criminal or medical indications were the cause of only 4% of the abortions.

 
 
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Analysis

 
“Germany demonstrates that nations cannot rely on a rich Christian tradition but need constant renewal”
“Germany demonstrates that nations cannot rely on a rich Christian tradition but need constant renewal”

“Christian history is often just a cultural decoration”, says German theologian Evi Rodemann in response to a Pew Research survey which confirms the rapid decline of Protestantism.

 
 
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Leisure

 
Brits do not include going to church in a ‘perfect Sunday’
Brits do not include going to church in a ‘perfect Sunday’

According to a survey conducted in the United Kingdom, the perfect Sunday “consists of waking up at 8:30 am to the smell of breakfast, a cuddle and three hours of television”.

 
 
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Public square

 
Campaign targeting “religious bigots” was inappropriate, Scottish minister admits
Campaign targeting “religious bigots” was inappropriate, Scottish minister admits

“Dear Bigots, you can’t spread your religious hate here. End of sermon”, read government-paid posters on public transport.

 
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Spain

 
“We care too much about the majority, but respecting minorities is more important”
“We care too much about the majority, but respecting minorities is more important”

The President of the Spanish region of Murcia opened Idea2019, the General Assembly of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance. “If there were many evangelicals, this region would be better”.

 
 
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Students and mission

 
‘Revive Europe’: 40 countries, 40 weeks of prayer
‘Revive Europe’: 40 countries, 40 weeks of prayer

Ten months of prayer start with Italy, Belgium and Cyprus. “We are longing for God to turn the tide for the gospel in Europe”.

 
 
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Switzerland

 
Christians in Davos: prayer gatherings and conversations about Jesus
Christians in Davos: prayer gatherings and conversations about Jesus

Evangelistic initiatives and prayer groups in churches of the Swiss town that hosts the annual World Economic Forum.

 
 
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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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Switzerland
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Reformation Wall in Geneva vandalised
Reformation Wall in Geneva vandalised

The monument depicting Calvin, Farel, Bèze and Knox appeared covered in paint with the rainbow colours. The city files a complaint.

 
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Persecuted Christians

 
Official report urges UK government to become “global champion of religious freedom”
Official report urges UK government to become “global champion of religious freedom”

The Foreign Affairs Office releases the long-awaited Independent Review on Persecuted Christians. It was commissioned by Jeremy Hunt, who could become the next Prime Minister.

 
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Interview

 
Jesus for the Jews and for the Arabs
Jesus for the Jews and for the Arabs

Irina Volodrska (Jews For Jesus, Ukraine) and Elia Daoud (Evangelical Alliance of Arabic Speakers in Europe) speak about how they share the gospel with their own people.

 
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UK

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

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

 
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Italy

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

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

 
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Evangelical Alliances

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

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

 
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Italy

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

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

 
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Interview

 
“God uses kids who do not speak to speak His Good News”
“God uses kids who do not speak to speak His Good News”

Jelena Sivulka, counsellor and founder of Hanina nada, talks about finding hope in Christ when dealing with disabilities. “God loves us for who we are. I share that with families of kids with special needs”, she says.

 
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Jeff Fountain

 
Jesus, the watermark of European history
Jesus, the watermark of European history

Transformation occurred when the story of Jesus changed the way people thought about God, the gods, and human life.

 
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History

 
Apostles of the Belgian trenches
Apostles of the Belgian trenches

The Belgian Evangelical Mission celebrates its 100th anniversary. The origins of the evangelical movement can be found on the battlefield of Western Flanders.

 
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Jeff Fountain

 
Much is at stake
Much is at stake

Let’s vote for those who value a Europe of partnership, respect, compassion, peace, equality and freedom.

 
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Religious freedom

 
Spain sees increase of attacks against worship places
Spain sees increase of attacks against worship places

According to the Observatory for Religious Freedom and Conscience, these incidents grew by 20% in 2018.

 
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European Parliament elections

 
Your vote matters: Questions for reflection
Your vote matters: Questions for reflection

What is the attitude of the parties / candidates towards freedom of religion for all, including in public? How will they make sure that people of all faiths and none can live together as good neighbours?

 
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EU Parliament election

 
Why voting in the European elections is important
Why voting in the European elections is important

A well-functioning Parliament is an important guarantor of a well-functioning European Union that knows its role and place.

 
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Football

 
Lucas Moura: “I want to be remembered as a man of God”
Lucas Moura: “I want to be remembered as a man of God”

“I have no doubt that with the presence of God in my life, He has helped me through a lot”, says the Tottenham Hotspur hero who scored the hat-trick to get the team in the Champions League final.

 
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Evi Rodemann

 
Camp Moria: When worlds collide
Camp Moria: When worlds collide

Anna from Afghanistan became a Christian in India. In the camp, she has started a WhatsApp group which gets 20+ women to do sports each morning at 6:30am.

 
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Central Europe

 
Czech Evangelical Forum focused on church revitalization
Czech Evangelical Forum focused on church revitalization

One hundred Czech Christian leaders worked in thematic networks. Seminars addressed issues like the generational divides, church finances, and the use of pornography among Christians.

 
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Philip S. Powell

 
Engaging in politics in times of crisis
Engaging in politics in times of crisis

The Brexit crisis has overwhelmed almost everyone who cares about the issue and the feelings of exhaustion and confusion seem unbearable. The temptation now is to switch off and go to sleep.

 
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Romania: God’s Word among Roma people
Romania: God’s Word among Roma people

Gypsies are one of the largest ethnic minority groups in Romania. According to 2013 estimates, the Roma groups make up 10% of the country's population, accounting for about 1.5 million people.

 
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Tragedy

 
German Protestant pastor died in Ethiopia crash
German Protestant pastor died in Ethiopia crash

Norman Tendis worked in Austria and was on the way to a UN conference in Nariobi as a representative of the World Council of Churches.

 
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Charlee New

 
School strikes, environmental theology and Psalm 8
School strikes, environmental theology and Psalm 8

Perhaps we are being offered a wake-up call and a hope. And perhaps we can bring a humble, rich theology of creation (one that spurs us into action) squarely into the debate.

 
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Prostitution

 
Spaniards ask the government to develop a law against human trafficking
Spaniards ask the government to develop a law against human trafficking

More than 40.000 signatures support an online petition in favour of a law that fights against mafias, penalises the customer of prostitution and protects women. “Spain is the third country of the world in consumption of prostitution”.

 
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Italy

 
Plaque of the Martin Luther square in Rome shattered
Plaque of the Martin Luther square in Rome shattered

“We lament this act of vandalism”, says the Italian Evangelical Alliance. The square was named in 2015 and is one of the signs of religious diversity in the Italian capital.

 
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Russia-Ukraine

 
Prosecutions against religious groups double in Crimea
Prosecutions against religious groups double in Crimea

Most administrative prosecutions end in punishment. Many are prosecuted for sharing their faith on the street. “Believers go out to share their faith less often, and give out publications or invitations less openly”.

 
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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.

 
Arrow

 
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.

 
Arrow

 
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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Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation

Are Christians called to make a difference in environmental care? What has creation care to do with "loving our neighbours"? An interview with the Global Advocacy and Influencing Director of Tearfund.

 
Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels

An interview with the socio-political representative of the European Evangelical Alliance about how evangelical Christians work at the heart of the European Union.

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

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
Testimony: Wildfires near Athens Testimony: Wildfires near Athens

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

 
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IFES World Assembly: ‘Messengers of Hope’ IFES World Assembly: ‘Messengers of Hope’

Students, graduates and staff of the global evangelical student movement reflected together on how the books of Luke and Acts apply to today's universities.

 
Christians at work - the missing link in fulfilling the Great Commission Christians at work - the missing link in fulfilling the Great Commission

Photos of the Lausanne Movement Global Workplace Forum, celebrated in Manila.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
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Practical ways to bring Christians from different generations together Practical ways to bring Christians from different generations together

What if young people were on church committees? asks David Hilborn, Principal of St John's College (UK).

 
Evangelical students from around the world gather in South Africa Evangelical students from around the world gather in South Africa

A short video summary of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) World Assembly, July 3-10.

 
GWF in Manila: “Kingdom building requires global collaboration” GWF in Manila: “Kingdom building requires global collaboration”

850 from 108 countries met for the Global Workplace Forum, June 25-29. The gathering was organised by the Lausanne Movement. “Every workplace is a place of ministry”.

 
Luis Palau arrives in Madrid for first overseas outreach since his diagnosis of cancer Luis Palau arrives in Madrid for first overseas outreach since his diagnosis of cancer
At the invitation of hundreds of churches in Spain, the Luis Palau Association are sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ in Madrid, June 15-23, 2019, through numerous outreach events and a 2-day family festival in the heart of the city.
 
What are the most important truths that Christians should seek to convey in a secular context? What are the most important truths that Christians should seek to convey in a secular context?

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

 
 
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