The reports about Andrew Brunson’s release are just another example of how little the media know about evangelical churches.
“We highly appreciate all the letters you sent to our government officials. We pray that they will consider them carefully”, says the President of the Bulgarian Evangelical Alliance, Rumen Bordjiev.
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”.
The Spanish Evangelical Alliance denounces “the erroneous imposition of political authority in the religious life” of Bulgarians, in a letter to Members of the European Parliament.
Around 200 evangelists from 40 countries met to share resources and experience for the proclamation of the gospel in European universities.
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”.
The President of the European Parliament invites the family of the Christian woman to Brussels. Antonio Tajani: “Pakistani government must uphold Human Rights commitments”.
The resignation of the Sports Minister has caused a controversy over the influence of the betting industry on the government.
The Constitutional Court says the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster should not have the rights of organised religions.
The Spanish Evangelical Alliance says in a statement that the draft law is “in fact, an assisted legal suicide, wich does not respond to common situations of severe suffering”.
There have been repeated raids on churches by the Luhansk People's Republic. Authorities announced the ban of the “destructive activity of the extremist Ukrainian Union of Evangelical Churches”.
A survey commissioned by the Coalition for Family shows that 13% back including incest in a legal definition of marriage.
The regional government of Navarre (Spain) implements a controversial plan for children between 0 and 18 years old. Gender ideology is promoted with new LGBT laws.
During a plenary session, the President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani called for her immediate release.
The first joint congress of missions of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship and the Pentecostal World Fellowship was held in Madrid.
With the new legislation, the state is implementing strong restrictions over international donations for religious purposes, and is placing itself in a position to control the training and the activities of ecclesiastic ministers.
Only 11 of the 31 church buildings will remain. “We are facing a crisis in the church […] the Kirk needs mission and outreach”, Reverend Ian Murray says.
Key Anglican leaders in the UK call for a “better relationship” with the global evangelical movement Gafcon.
The UK Equalities Office asks citizens how to improve the legal gender recognition process in a public consultation.
The European Disability Network (EDN) coordinated a series of workshops in Tallinn about how the Christian community can and should take into account people with disabilities.
The court sentenced Brunson to three years and one month in prison, but it chose to release him, based on his time already served. He and his wife havearrived this Saturday in United States.
Arts have been one of the threads of the first two days of the Hope for Europe conference, in Tallinn (Estonia).
Around 370 people from 37 countries gather in Estonia. “We need a revolution of hope”, one of the messages of the first night.
Just 20.96% of registered voters cast ballots, less than the 30% needed for the result to be valid.
“We will never reach Europe if we do not plant churches [...] It is necessary to impact our community”, said Øivind Augland in a M4 meeting held in Barcelona.
University lecturer Emanuel Tundrea explains why he will vote ‘yes’ this weekend in the referendum to protect marriage as “a union between a man and a woman”.