ADVERTISING
 
Monday, January 20   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
Society
Should Christians join social protests?



SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Freedom of religion and belief
1
 

European Evangelical Alliance “deeply concerned” about human rights violations in Russia

The body representing 23 million evangelical Christians reacts to the imprisonment of a Danish Jehovah Witness.

AUTHOR Evangelical Focus BRUSSELS 01 MARCH 2019 10:59 h GMT+1
Dennis Ole Christensen, during a court hearing. / Simon Kruse, USCIRF

The European Evangelical Alliance expressed a “deep concern about the deterioration of Freedom of Religion or Belief in the Russian Federation”.



The EEA responded to the news of the verdict of the Oryol court (Russia), declaring Danish Citizen Dennis Christensen guilty of “the organization of extremist activity”. He has been sentenced to 6 years in prison.



“To the best of our knowledge, Mr Christensen has been convicted for the peaceful manifestation of his faith as a Jehovah Witness. Therefore, we cannot but conclude that the verdict of the Oryol court is a violation of Mr Christensen’s right to Freedom of Religion or Belief”, the EEA says in a statement.



“We call on all Russian authorities to respect and fully implement its Constitution and international human rights obligations”. Precedents of pressure on faith minorities such as “the Yarovoy-Ozerova act, the decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation banning Jehovah Witnesses” are also denounced.



 



European Evangelical Alliance.

The body representing 23 million evangelical Christians in Europe reiterated its “full support for all religious leaders, politicians, and human rights activists defending and promoting Freedom of Religion or Belief for all”.



The EEA “calls on all Christians, both in Russia and elsewhere in the world, to pray for all authorities across the Russian Federation to rule in justice and peace so that all people of good will ‘may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness’ (1 Timothy 2:2, NIVUK)”.


 

 


1
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 

Daniel
02/03/2019
19:13 h
1
 
Damage caused by false prophecy and doctrine is dangerously real, and worse for a believer than physical imprisonment or social persecution, for which there is a great heavenly reward. JW exchange the authority of Yeshua and His Gospel for that of their council of elders. JW leaders have audacity to edit and interpret the Bible unfaithfully. Yeshua's authority usurped darkens understanding to an insensitivity to His glory, and proposes a lesser virtue unredeemed by His atoning Sacrifice
 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - European Evangelical Alliance “deeply concerned” about human rights violations in Russia
 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
Photos: Students at ‘Revive Europe’ Photos: Students at ‘Revive Europe’

Photos of the student conference that brought together 3,000 European Christians in Germany. ‘Revive our hearts, revive our universities, revive Europe’.

 
Min19: Childhood, family and the church Min19: Childhood, family and the church

The first evangelical congress on childhood and family was held in Madrid. Pictures of the event, November 1-2.

 
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.

 
VIDEO Video
 
Christian candidacies in Taiwan increased by 40% in 2020 election Christian candidacies in Taiwan increased by 40% in 2020 election

Many hope their effort will inspire a new generation of political representatives with a strong Christian faith. “God has a long-term plan”.

 
Why does the Roman Catholic Church mandate that priests remain celibate? Why does the Roman Catholic Church mandate that priests remain celibate?

“There is no biblical reason for the imposition of celibacy as the status of pastors or priests”, says Vatican expert and evangelical theologian Leonardo De Chirico.

 
Video: Highlights of ‘Revive Europe’ Video: Highlights of ‘Revive Europe’

A video summary of the student conference that gathered 3,000 in Karlsruhe, Germany. 6 days in 6 minutes.

 
Families forced to leave homes in Chiapas Families forced to leave homes in Chiapas

Requests for government intervention were ignored, and nearby churches are providing the displaced believers with emergency supplies and lodging.

 
‘There’s a dragon in my nativity’ ‘There’s a dragon in my nativity’

“At this nativity, arose another player. The baby wrapped in swaddling cloths — He was a dragon slayer”. A Christmas story by Speak Life.

 
World Evangelical Alliance General Assembly highlights World Evangelical Alliance General Assembly highlights

The World Evangelical Alliance's General Assembly 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia, brought together 800 evangelicals from 92 countries to pray, worship and cast vision for the new decade of holistic discipleship.

 
 
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.