Some were not interested in losing their power and corrupt privileges. Others preferred to continue their religious life with a “straw God”.
Christian leaders from Egypt, Sweden, Spain, react to the terrorist attack. Christian organisations in the UK express their thoughts.
The blast happened in the foyer of a sports arena following a pop music concert attended by many teenagers and children. Politicians suspend the electoral campaign. Anglican leader Justin Welby: “We pray for those in sorrow in the hard journey.”
European Christian leaders gathered in Poland pray for the relatives of the victims. Medical doctor Peter J. Saunders: “We call for Christians to pray, serve, care and comfort those who have been deeply hurt by this tragedy.”
Indian author Vishal Mangalwadi talks about how a renwed view of the Bible changed education systems in Europe.
Spanish evangelicals launch a series of videos explaining how the Reformation has impacted society. In July, Madrid will host the “15J”, a week with a Congress, evangelism and concerts to commemorate the 500th anniversary.
The Real Madrid goalkeeper talks openly about his faith in an interview with a Spanish newspaper. “Having God with us is the success of our marriage”, he says.
About 800 participants will travel to Poland to take part in specialised networks. John Lennox will be the main Bible teacher during the annual gathering, which aims to strengthen God’s mission in European countries.
The Romanian Parliament has approved an initiative, supported by three million people, to constitutionally define family as based on marriage between a man and a woman.
The Refugee Campaign offers prayer materials, advocacy resources and a Sunday service order to pray and engage with refugees on 18 and 25 June.
“Religious expression must not be repressed in the private sphere”, the new President of France said. Édouard Philippe is named Prime Minister.
Former Minister of Culture and Socialist Party leader in Madrid, Ángel Gabilondo, thanks Protestants for their contribution to the advance of “freedoms.”
In the last three years, there have been 350 new disappearances in the Mexican State. On Mother’s Day, evangelicals prayed for the relatives of the missing persons.
“Except for a few Orthodox extremists, I do not hear a single voice expressing approval for the prohibition of the Jehovah’s Witnesses”, says Russian church historian Constantine Prokhorov.
“We realise that there is a need and a conviction in relation to the divine”, says António Calaim. Hundreds of young evangelicals will engage Catholics in conversations about the Bible.
Hassan Taour and Abdulmonem Abdumawla had been accused of espionage. Czech aid worker Petr Jasek received a presidential pardon in Februrary.
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.
The canton of Zurich calls its cities to prohibit the Salafist campaign “Read!” because it makes an apology of radical Islamism.
The European Jewish Congress says it is “the greatest assault on Jewish religious rights in Belgium since the Nazi occupation.” Denmark and Switzerland already prohibit this kind of slaughter.
‘Ahok’ is sentenced to two years of prison. The judges say the Christian politician “has caused anxiety, hurt Islam and divided Muslims.” Islamic radicals increase pressure on Christians.
Friends and church leaders supported the two children of the “exemplary” mother in the funeral. The police talks about a probable “religious motivation” of the Muslim attacker.
Indian author Vishal Mangalwadi explains how Europe developed technology after understanding “the very important difference that the Bible made between work and toil.”
The far-right nationalism of Le Pen gets 34% of the vote. A legislative election in June will show if the inexpert President will have the support of the parliament.
Believers born after 1981 are less supportive of the Republican Party and partially believe homosexuality should be accepted in society, says a survey.
Fillon received support from Catholics, whereas Mélenchon did well among Muslims and atheists. Le Pen tries to win support from all social groups.
“We’re going to make it simpler to report problems”, Mark Zuckerberg says. Since 2016, at least 50 criminal or violent incidents have been broadcast over Facebook Live.