ADVERTISING
 
Monday, May 27   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
The future of Europe
Should Christians vote in the European Parliament election in May 2019?



SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Kiev
 

Working for peace and reconciliation in Ukraine

Around 130 delegates from different parts of the country reflected on the role of Christians. A manual for counselling the victims of violence has been published.

SOURCES WEA AUTHOR Evangelical Focus KIEV 11 MAY 2017 10:29 h GMT+1
The conference took place in Kiev. / WEA

This Easter, the Peace and Reconciliation Network (PNR) of the World Evangelical Alliance, together with its Ukrainian member, Bearers of Peace, conducted a conference on peace in the capital of Ukraine, Kiev.



Around 130 delegates from different parts of the country and institutions involved in society were vividly discussing issues of war an peace, reconciliation, ways to resolve tensions with their Russian neighbours and instruments of healing the wounds of war and violence.



 



“AMBASSADORS OF PEACE”



Among the speakers coming from Germany, Byelorussia, Moldova and Ukraine, were psychologists, theologians, peace builders, as well as political scientists.



The seminars held included therapy of victims of violence, the role of the church in peace building and societal transformation, among others.



The conference closed with an Easter celebration in the Free Evangelical Church held in both in Ukrainian and Russian language.



Johannes Reimer, director of the PRN (Germany), delivered a message inviting Ukrainian Christians to “become ambassadors of peace.”



Many of the 2000 attenders went to the front for blessing as a sign of their decision to follow Christ, the prince of peace in their live and work.



 



MANNUAL FOR COUNSELLING THE VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE



The Manual for counselling the victims of violence has just been published in both, the Ukrainian and Russian language. The book is written by Oksana Gritzuia, from Bearers of Peace in Ukraine and Johannes Reimer.



The book is available for people and agencies working with victims of violence, both in Russia and Ukraine, as well as in other western countries, through the PRN Central office.



 



BEARERS OF PEACE



The Ukrainian inter-confessional Evangelical movement Bearers of Peace is the national network for peace and reconciliation in Ukraine.



Founded by Oksana Gritzuita two years ago, the movement has conducted numerous seminars and workshops to foster peace and reconciliation and healing in their country.



They organise camps where victims of war and their children are invited to gather around the healing power of Christ.



These camps have been offered in Ukraine, both Western and Eastern and in the Crimea, despite all the tensions between Russia and Ukraine.



 



FUTURE PROJECTS



PRN Eastern Europe is about to start the Eastern European Conference on Peace, Reconciliation and Social Justice in Kishinev, from May 17-22.



The conference is co-sponsored by PRN WEA, Micah Global and INFEMIT Europe. Delegates from different countries have registered. There will be people from Ukraine, Russia, Byelorussia, Georgia, Armenia and Central Asia.


 

 


0
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - Working for peace and reconciliation in Ukraine
 
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.

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
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.

 
AEA Plaza opens to serve African evangelicals AEA Plaza opens to serve African evangelicals

After many years of labour, the Association of Evangelicals in Africa officially opened its new centre in Nairobi, Kenya. “Africa, your time has come!”, said the World Evangelical Alliance Secretary General Efraim Tendero.

 
‘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.

 
VIDEO Video
 
God’s love and judgement in the New Testament God’s love and judgement in the New Testament

Both God’s love and judgement are intensified in the New Testament, says Paul Caopn, Chair of Philosophy and Ethics of Palm Beach Atlantic University (US).

 
A call to prayer from the streets of Venezuela A call to prayer from the streets of Venezuela

In the midst of the turmoil in Venezuela, Pastor Carlos Vielma, Vice President of the Union of Christian Churches of Venezuela, sent out an urgent plea for Christians everywhere to pray.

 
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.

 
 
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.