In a context of confusion and flashy journalism, rigour becomes a precious value.
“This is a social problem, and the church as the body of Christ can be an answer”, says María Mercedes Páez, coordinator of pro-life organisation Aesvida.
After false media reports of large-scale, fraudulent conversions there have been multiple area reports of disrupted worship meetings, pastors and evangelists arrested and Christian leaders fleeing their homes to avoid arrest.
The 2019 Refugee Highway Partnership roundtable will gather practitioners and leaders in Europe around the theme “Removing barriers, embracing strangers”.
“The pain after abortion” was this year’s theme. Police officers protected the celebration from radical counterprotesters.
Romania’s senators voted to change the country’s constitution so that it defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. The national referendum will be held in October.
Zion church was threatened since April for refusing to put surveillance cameras in its premises. Chinese authorities will ban religious activities online.
The number of Britons who identify as Church of England has halved in fifteen years. Only 2% of those aged 18-24 identify with it.
A Muslim man pushed the girl from a second floor. Police and doctors refused to help the family. “This is unfortunately very common in Pakistan”, their lawyer said.
“God is using these streams of immigrants to give us the opportunity to share the gospel with them”, says the new Swedish Evangelical Alliance Secretary General Olof Edsinger. “But our politicians were quite naïve”.
Prayer meetings were organised in churches and streets. “The church has to be a voice for values and respect”, a Christian politician in the city says.
“Something will change if you have hunger and thirst for justice”, sings Spanish artist Eva Betoret in a song about the refugee crisis.
When citizens who have an evangelical faith engage in social life, they have the same rights as others who are agnostic, atheists or of any other belief.
I cannot compare myself to Pastor Andrew, but I can speak on behalf of many people in church leadership who suffer from depression and have suicidal thoughts at some point in their lives.
There are about 500 Protestant teachers of religion, who can only cover about 70 % of schools in Berlin.
Mikhail is the former deputy governor of Giza and the second woman to become a governor in Egypt.
This year the march for Jesus will focus on defending life and family.
Numia meets weekly with other Christian women in a country where they must hide their faith. “My family sees in me something different, I am waiting for the right moment to share my faith with them”.
Christians are “a very important audience to us”, Cindy Holland, Vice President of original content for Netflix, says.
They are accused of “propaganda activities against the system and in favor of Zionist Christianity through holding house meetings, evangelism, and invitation to Christianity”.
Morrison is the first Australian Prime Minister to openly define himself as evangelical Christian. He is a member of the Pentecostal Horizon Church in South Sydney.
“The Catholic Church made the huge mistake of becoming so identified with Irish culture that it was left behind when culture changed”, says Ireland Evangelical Alliance Director Nick Park.
Post-Christian Europe needs followers of Jesus who understand that the Gospel is powerful in itself. We should not hold onto the privileges of old religious structures.
I’ve finally come across the term that wraps my mind around the nuanced social reality I see in Europe.
In all we do as Christians in Nepal we must now not be afraid but act wisely.
An interview with Lars Dahle, member of the steering group of the Lausanne Movement 2018 Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity.