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The European Evangelical Alliance (EEA) welcomes the appointment. President Juncker announced that the former Education commissioner Jan Figel’ will take on a one year mandate.
“The radicalisation of part of our youth is the most serious challenge we have faced since World War II”, says French Prime Minister Manuel Valls.
Assemblies of God pastor: “There is no security, our non-Christian neighbours insult us almost daily, and we are scared.”
The loss of ethical meaning in public, civil communities feeds religious extremism. People will search for meaning, sometimes leading to life, sometimes leading to death.
“Pray for the groups of various ethnic backgrounds among whom once more the seed of distrust has been sown today. Pray for peace in the midst of divisive forces”, General Secretary Thomas Bucher writes.
Guillem Sampedro, a member of an evangelical church in Spain, was in the Brussels-Zaventem airport when the explosions happened. “Some people were saying: ‘a bomb, a bomb!’, but we did not know if it was true.”
Resignation is the most spread feeling amongst Brussels inhabitants. Even the Belgian Prime Minister, Charles Michel, said in the first press conference: “What we feared has happened. Our country has been struck by vile attacks”.
At least 14 people killed after two blasts in Zaventem airport, passengers have been evacuated. Later, another blast at the Maelbeek Metro station left other 20 passengers dead. Around 200 people are wounded. Daesh claimed responsibility for the attacks.
“Pray that all those who were abducted and have been released will know the Lord's comfort, healing and restoration.”
“We need to acknowledge this darkness within the human soul because only by coming to some understanding of it can we ever truly hope to embrace the light”, says war correspondant Michael Ware.
The resolution also asks the EU to establish a permanent special representative for Freedom of Religion and Belief.
Suicide attacks on two predominantly Christian communities in northeast Nigeria. Many displaced Christians refuse to return to their homes, evangelical pastors told Morning Star News.
Seven explosions in the central disctrict of the Indonesion capital. Two civilians died, one of them is Dutch. “The situation is under control”, the police said. Daesh claimed responsibility of the attack.
A suicide blast killed both Turks and foreigners in the Sultanahmet district, next to the Blue Mosque. Most victims are German. At least 15 other people have been wounded.
The Archbishop of Canterbury described Daesh as 'a Herod of today' in his Christmas sermon.
Love for Muslims, and truth about Islam, says former Muslim and Christian apologist Nabeel Qureshi (RZIM).
The Christian apologist mentions his empathy toward Muslims in Paris, remembering how deeply he was shaken in his identity as an American Muslim.
Protestors in Madrid ask the government to take action. 135 Spaniards have joined Daesh in Syria this year.
Jay Smith (Islam expert and co founder of the Pfander Centre for Apologetics) in a talk about Islam's origins, the reasons of Daesh's terrorist attacks and executions; and how Christians should respond.
Who are Daesh? Where do they come from? Where have they gained authority among some Muslims? How should Christians respond? Radical Islam expert Jay Smith answers to these questions in a talk given at the European Leadership Forum.
Russia’s attack comes after admitting plane was downed by a bomb. Mogherini: “France has been attacked, so the whole of Europe has been attacked.” Children go back to school in Paris.
God suffered death in the person of Christ to bring life not only to the defenceless, but also to those who think they are powerful just because they have grenades in their belt. Christ also died for the sinners of Daesh.
G20 countries discuss next steps in a meeting in Turkey. 120,000 people left Syria since the beginning of October. Juncker: “Those who perpetrated the attacks are the very same people who the refugees are fleeing.”
“Eight brothers, wrapped in explosive belts and armed with machine rifles, targeted sites”, the terrorist group said in a statement. One attacker has been identified.
Paris in shock after simultaneous terrorist attacks. 128 killed and 180 wounded. President Hollande says it was an “act of war” and blames Daesh (IS). French evangelicals, in a statement: “We will not give way to panic and hate.”