ADVERTISING
 
Friday, January 18   Sign in or Register
 
Evangelical Focus
 
Flecha
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
FOLLOW US ON
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Soundcloud
 

Newsletter
Newsletter, sign up to receive all our News by email.
 
 

POLL
Bible literacy
How often do you read the Bible?







SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Refugee centres
 

“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.

SOURCES Hessenchau AUTHOR Evangelical Focus HESSE 14 NOVEMBER 2016 16:48 h GMT+1
Christian refugees Snapshot of the report of Hessenchau TV.

Christian refugees have received death threats in centre for asylum seekers in the German city of Giessen (Hesse).



In Novemeber, the regional television Hessenschau reported about the measures taken by the administration to stop intolerant behaviours.



“Behead the Christians”, was written on the walls of the bedroom of one Christian refugee while he was attending a church service.



The man is from Iraq and became a Christian in Germany through a friend, but never expected he could be threatened in Europe because of his new belief.



“I had a lot of fear (…) It is not easy to sleep in your bedroom knowing that someone in another room near me wants to kill me because of my faith”, the refugee told the news service.



 



OPEN DOORS: CONVERTS SEEN AS TRAITORS



Open Doors in Germany said these cases are “clear attacks with religious motivations”. Similar threats and episodes of violence have happened in other parts of Germany. Only those refugees who have a trust relationship with Germans citizens report the attacks to the police, the Christian organisation said.



“Not all Muslims are automatically enemies of Christians”, Open Doors’ Markus Rode said. “But there are many who follow a radical Islam and believe that Christians are second-class people, especially when they left Islam and converted to Christianity. These converts can be seen as traitors who deserve to die”, Rode added.



The police has been investigating the case and regional authorities have taken measures to make sure these threats do not happen again in the region’s refugee centres.



Watch the Hessenchau tv report here (German).


 

 


0
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - “Someone wants to kill me because of my faith”
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
 
AUDIOS Audios
 
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’.

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
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.

 
VIDEO Video
 
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.

 
The reliability of the Bible The reliability of the Bible

Jim Cecy, Senior Pastor, Campus Bible Church, answers the question Why is a defense of the reliability of the Bible important?

 
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.

 
That night That night

“No one came ot help that night, no nurse to numb the fright...”

 
 
Follow us on Soundcloud
Follow us on YouTube
 
 
WE RECOMMEND
 
PARTNERS
 

 
AEE
EVANGELICAL FOCUS belongs to Areópago Protestante, linked to the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (AEE). AEE is member of the European
Evangelical Alliance and World Evangelical Alliance.
 

Opinions expressed are those of their respective contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of Evangelical Focus.