The life of evangelical churches and their spiritual leaders has been portrayed in some recent films and series. Can they help us start conversations?
The African country is suffering an increase in extremist attacks. Other six Christians were killed two weeks ago in an evangelical church.
Christian leaders have presented a decalogue of proposals to the political parties, and launched 'Kingdom Nation', which aims to help Christians to vote from a biblical perspective.
The World Health Organization speaks of a scenario of “continued intense transmission”. Disinformation and confusion are making medical efforts difficult.
Muslims in-laws pressured women to accuse husbands.
A pastor, two of his sons and three other worshippers died. “Europe must stand united against the persecution of Christians in Africa”, said Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament.
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Rwanda commemorates the 25th anniversary of the end of a genocide that killed more than 800,000. “The church has played a pivotal role in healing and reconciliation”.
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.
The Pope congratulated Morocco for what he considers to be a good coexistence between Muslims and Christians. The country ranks 35th in the World Watch List.
Analysts have detected ties between Muslim Fulani herdsmen and Islamic extremist groups.
The Algerian Protestant Church “fully shares the aspirations and the legitimate demands of the Algerian people in their peaceful fight for a modern and democratic Republic”.
The cyclone Idai has devastated the Centre of the country, damaging the supplies of water and electricity. More than 200 people have died, but authorities fear a death toll of one thousand.
Churches pray that the tensions caused by the postponement of the presidential election will result in a peaceful political transition.
Norman Tendis worked in Austria and was on the way to a UN conference in Nariobi as a representative of the World Council of Churches.
The rare Jonah-like incident was captured on camera. “I held my breath because I thought the whale was going to dive down and release me much deeper in the ocean”.
Christian leaders file suit alleging 1,000 people killed in the past three years. “The affected Christian communities have been completely overwhelmed and are now desolate and devastated”.
The presidential vote has been postponed one week, to February 23. Analysts say the Nigerian political future belongs to the ethnic group of the Fulani Muslims.
After one year in captivity, “the least we can do is to stand with her, to protest and to pray until we see her released”, says Mervyn Thomas of Christian Solidarity Worldwide.
The victim’s conversion remained a secret until Somali Muslims saw her coming from church worship.
A film about the life and conversion of Agustine of Hippo was screened at the Athenaeum of Barcelona. A fully North African team and cast worked on the project for six years.
According to World Watch List, released today by Open Doors International, 4,305 people died in 2018 because of their Christian faith. Christian persecution has drastically increased.
“Today I am far from my family, my wife, and my two daughters, without work or home”, he said. “Such is the lot of a Muslim who converts to Christianity in Algeria today”.
Most Mozambicans say they are Christian, but in rural areas, it’s not hard to find evidence of shamanism and ethnic rites.
The UK government has ordered a review “to map Christian persecution worldwide, and make recommendations on the practical steps it can take to support those under threat”.
According to the government, 508 Coptic, Orthodox, Protestant, and Catholic churches have received its approval since February. At the same time, eleven churches were shut down.