We live in a society in which admitting one’s own sins is seen as a sign of weakness.
Members of one of the burnt churches have been meeting under a temporary roof. “We hope to rebuild so that we can continue to show the love of Christ”, the pastor says.
Jaume Llenas (Spanish Evangelical Alliance) analyses the difficulties believers face in Europe when trying to participate in the public arena. “We need to reach society not only with arguments, but with a new narrative.”
Even though I feel horror at the barbarity of Islamist terrorists, I could not recognize myself in the slogan 'Je Suis Charlie', but not because I feel offended by the blasphemous cartoons but because to me, true freedom is not saying or drawing whatever comes to our mind.
Radicals burn down 7 churches, most of them of evangelical comunities. Violent reactions in Pakistan, Jordan and Algeria.
Frontpages of some of the European Newspapers in the days after the terrorist attacks.
More than three million people have taken part in unity marches across France after 17 people died during three days of deadly attacks in Paris.
The CNEF (National Council of French Evangelicals) says evangelicals are "more determined than ever to defend freedom of conscience and its corollary, freedom of expression for all".
Three terrosists fired against the offices of the French satirical magazine on wednesday. They allegedly shouted: “We have avenged the prophet!”