The reports about Andrew Brunson’s release are just another example of how little the media know about evangelical churches.
Around 4,000 left Honduras to find a better life in Mexico and the US. World Vision calls for “a joint action between churches, civil society, companies and authorities to provide humanitarian aid”.
The court sentenced Brunson to three years and one month in prison, but it chose to release him, based on his time already served. He and his wife havearrived this Saturday in United States.
The court in Izmir has decided to keep the US Protestant in jail until the next hearing, in October.
Christians are called to “open our mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute”, says Wissam al-Saliby, the WEA Advocacy Officer for Human Rights in Geneva.
Those of us who work with immigrants have spent the last few days with growing fear and concern, though also with small glimmers of hope.
Several Christian organisations and churches criticize the President’s “zero tolerance” crackdown on migrants crossing the border.
The US commits to provide security guarantees to North Korea. The situation of Christians in North Korea “did come up” during the meeting and “things will be happening”, Donald Trump said in a press conference.
Experts agree that the summit between North Korea and the United States will not bring advances in the religious freedom of the country.
At least 55 Palestinian protesters die in clashes with Israeli troops in Gaza. The “alliance between the US and Israel is stronger than ever”, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says at the opening ceremony.
The first ever summit between North Korean and US leaders will take place in Singapore on June 12.
The FBI shuts down major prostitution websites and prosecutes owners. Christian activists celebrate move and hope it will help fight sex trafficking in the US and abroad.
“I know the allegations against my father are absurd. He is not an armed terrorist trying to overthrow any government, my father is a peaceful pastor”, daugther Jacqueline Brunson told the United Nations in Geneva.
All the last presidents of United States, and Protestant figures such as Justin Welby or Efraim Tendero pay tribute to the American evangelist and highlight his influence worldwide.
A 19-year-old fired his former classmates with a semi-automatic rifle. It was the 18th shooting in a US school so far this year.
Hundreds of thousands of young immigrant students and workers face deportation this year.
The Gospel invites us to walk with those who are despised by society.
“In popular usage, the word is nearly synonymous with hypocrite”, writes the well-known pastor in an article for The New Yorker magazine.
Christians in Europe are “finally taking the challenge of climate change seriously”, says Dave Bookless of A Rocha.
It is time for us to say #wetoo if we are praying for a profound awakening in our churches, if we are willing our churches to have a renewed testimony in our society. We mustn’t fear.
“It is the right thing to do”, the US President said. He also announced the move of the the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
You may not agree with the President of the USA in many things, but in this he is right - the gift of Christmas is offered to each one of us.
The attacker opened fire against the congregation of a evangelical church in the small comunity of Sutherland Springs. Several children among the victims of “evil act”, the deadliest church shooting in US history.
Pastor Andrew Brunson was serving in a church in Izmir when he was detained almost one year ago. Turkish Protestants said the accusations are “absurd”.
The UN Security Council holds an emergency meeting. “Dialogue and understanding is the right and moral way forward”, says World Evangelical Alliance.
20-25% of undocumented immigrants in the US are evangelicals and many of them are pillars in their churches and communities.