How should we report about Justin Bieber, Kanye West and other cases of well-known personalities who are considering the Christian faith?
A Manifesto of church unity: Part 4 of 5.
Police use force to eject Christians resisting in protest. The closures this week bring to 15 the number of worship buildings sealed since the government launched a campaign againt churches.
Christians in Barcelona see a need to find “forums” in churches where the situation in Catalonia can be addressed with “wisdom” and a worldview “rooted in Scripture”.
Mikael Laursen leads the “FrikirkeNet”, a Danish project of free churches. He explains how they have had every third member of Parliament visiting a church.
Peaceful demonstrations call authorities to “stop closure of worship places”. Churches re-organise themselves in houses as the government threatens to close more buildings.
A Manifesto of Church Unity: Part Three of Five.
Algerian Christians think the governmental campaign against Protestant churches will continue. But “the churches of Algeria have a very firm and mature leadership with a clear vision of God”.
The regional High Court rules that it is not lawful for the Madrid City Council to ask an evangelical church to meet the requirements of recreational activities. The ruling could create a legal precedent.
The event, organised by the Spanish office of RZIM, addressed topics such as sexuality, identity, ecology and the Bible. “Reboot has renewed my strength to follow God”, a participant says.
For some Christians ‘structure’ is a dirty word, being seen in opposition to the spontaneity of the Holy Spirit. Yet there is structure all through the Bible.
A Manifesto of Church Unity: Part Two of Five.
China celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Republic as the violence escalates in Hong Kong. “The role of Christians is to be peacemakers”, a Hong Kong Christian leader says.
“The government has passed laws that blatantly violate religious freedom”, Swiss Christian NGO HMK says. Christian natives and foreigners have been arrested because of their faith.
The place of worship in the city of Boghni was used by two Protestant communities. Around 380 members are affected.
Finding the balance between safety and compassion.
The Andalusian city of Rota honours pastor Fidel Gutiérrez for his 32 years of service “helping the families in need”, the mayor said.
Part one of five.
Authorities confirm that at least 6 people died as torrential rain floods coastal southeastern Spain. Around 3,700 have been evacuated.
At least 12 people have died and 600 have been arrested because of xenophobic attacks. “Churches have started to accompany innocent victims of this madness”, evangelicals say.
Bridging the field and academia.
“Protestant communities find it practically impossible to get permission to build churches”, a lawyer says. Up to 90% of places of worship are officially recorded as residential property.
What older generations can be great at is having a heart to help a particular child or young person, having the pastoral skills to see when they are struggling and to help them.
Finnish MP Päivi Räsänen shares her thoughts about the police investigation opened against her for quoting the Bible on homosexuality. She is “amazed” that “so many are praying for me and my country”.
A journalistic report of ARD-SWR concludes that evangelical churches grow because they offer “an old message” in “a new packaging”.
The extremists demanded that at least one of the Christian organizers should be beaten to death, to teach them a lesson.