The confinement in our homes is forcing millions to stop abruptly, cancel all our plans, and take time to look in the mirror.
President Duterte told security forces to “shoot to kill” those who disobey the preventative measures that have been declared by his government during the Covid-19 crisis.
The cases of using coronavirus as a pretext for arresting evangelical leaders have grown amid the Himalayan lockdown.
Mabuhay! Making that familiar and traditional Filipino greeting during a global lockdown carries more meaning and hope. It means, “Live!”
Millions face a ‘double crisis’ as the Covid-19 epidemic grows. “Migrant workers are walking hundreds of kilometres desperated to reach their home villages”, says an evangelical pastor. “Thousands of Christian doctors, nurses and paramedics are serving in the frontline”.
“We want to collaborate more with other churches, but language is a barrier”, say pastors of the Chinese Christian Churches.
The Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) publishes its annual report of violence against Christians. “Most of the incidents are related to physical violence, threats, harassment and the disruption of church services”.
“The sun would not go down without recording at least one case of attack on Christians from Uttar Pradesh on a typical Sunday”, a Christian rights activist says.
The Constitution “includes a right to a self-determined death”, the court says. Protestant and Catholic leaders issued a joint statement lamenting the decision.
Hindu villagers have also stopped worshippers from coming to services, with threats that they would be brutally attacked if they continued gathering.
French researcher Sebastien Fath estimates that 8 in 10 evangelical Christians are in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
The draft law proposes euthanasia in a month for those with an incurable or disabling illness. Spanish evangelicals ask for “better palliative care and support for people in dependence”
More than 60,000 cases and 1,370 deaths have been reported worldwide. Christians in China preach the gospel and give out tracts and free masks.
Each year more than 3 million girls are at risk of FGM. World Vision warns that legislative changes are not enough. “It is still necessary to raise awareness to destroy false myths”.
We are called to bear witness to God’s kingdom on earth to transform people’s lives holistically, rather than simply bringing about political solutions.
A Christian worker expelled by Xi Jinping's government in 2018 shares his views about the spiritual state of the country.
The UN International Court of Justice has issued precautionary measures to protect the Rohingya minority.
The case is closed, the debate continues.
After two years of intense social debate, the draft law is ready to be passed by the Senate. Two evangelical organisations warn against the “temptation of creating and augmented humanity”.
The Pakistani Christian absolved of death penalty shares details about her suffering as a “prisoner of fanaticism” . Journalist Anne-Isabelle Tollet is co-author of the book.
Hindu extremists attacked pastor, accusing him of being responsible for the growing number of people converting to Christianity.
If Tine Nys’s euthanasia was illegal, then the three doctors could face a sentence for murder. Belgium faces a deep debate about a law that allows euthanasia for mentally ill people – and children.
There has been 40% more Christian candidates than four years ago. Despite a dificult campaign, “God has a long-term plan”, they say.
Many hope their effort will inspire a new generation of political representatives with a strong Christian faith. “God has a long-term plan”.
Digital persecution is on the rise, the WWL 2020 shows. Asia Bibi’s release was one of the the good news.
The spread of violent Islamic militancy across Sub-Saharan Africa and South-east Asia, and the rise of Christians targeted by organized crime in Latin America, are some of the trends of the 2020 Open Doors WWL.