The confinement in our homes is forcing millions to stop abruptly, cancel all our plans, and take time to look in the mirror.
The #andràtuttobene hashtag has been very popular in Italy these days. But can you say that from a secular point of view?
Exile can be fruitful and fertile when we see it as a season to build, to love, and to pray.
The Pope is offering an outpouring of indulgences. The message that Roman Catholicism is giving in these weeks of coronavirus crisis is a disarming detachment from the basic principles of the biblical faith.
The Italian Evangelical Alliance issued an appeal to all evangelical churches, ministries, and believers to join together on March 22nd to pray in unity, asking God to be revealed in this very moment.
Christians face the challenge of acting creatively as millions enter phase of confinement. “It might shape some of the future offers of our churches”.
Worship songs are heard in balconies, online communities are organised, and a Day of National Prayer has been called for next Sunday.
I lead a congregation in Rome that thrives on handshakes, greet kisses, and physical contact. This winter, the coronavirus has taught Italians the cautions of distance and isolation.
Pastors of the Chinese Christian Church in Spain explain how they handle the Covid-19 crisis. “At work, we notice discrimination. Many think that the Chinese are carriers of the virus”.
Covid-19 deaths rise to over 360 as Italy becomes the second most affected country in the world. Italian evangelical leaders advice churches to follow the recommendations of the authorities and pray for “a spiritual and social revival with lasting effects”.
The words of the president of the Italian Bishops Conference, Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, show that evangelicals are often brought into play both from the right and from the left.
A letter was delivered to the ambassador “in favour of religious freedom in Algeria and in support of the evangelical churches in that country”.
Inter-denominational contacts are on the rise in Russia.
Around 200 evangelicals participated in a peaceful demonstration to denounce the closure of the Punto Luce church in Milan and demand “freedom of worship for all”.
A regional deputy of the Lega party proposed to use “women in shop windows” to relaunch tourism.
A BBVA Foundation report shows how the citizens of 5 European countries see their political situation, the role of the State, the EU, the media, and challenges such as migration and climate change.
The Italian politician’s worldview precludes the teachings of the good Samaritan, despising it as naïve do-goodism.
Five Star Movement party reaches an agreement with the Democratic Party. His return will not bring any change in religious freedom issues.
The Prime Minister resigned after Matteo Salvini’s vote of no confidence. “We have seen the worsening of the quality of public discourse”, the Italian Evangelical Alliance says.
Evangelicals are the only ones who have experienced a relative growth. There are 50,000 more than last year, the ISMU survey says.
Grace, beauty, creation and the longing to connect with God are some of the themes that run through the director’s latest films.
Participants from Europe, United States, Australia and Latin America attended the fourth edition of the Rome Scholars and Leaders Network. It “equips evangelical leaders to understand Roman Catholic theology and practice”.
Experts, activists and representatives of 90 organisations met in Pescara (Italy) for the fifth European Freedom Network Bridge conference. The platform is led by Christians.
Despite the decline of crimes, these organisations still are very influential in Southern Italy. Christians should “face Mafia with the Biblical responsibility that it deserves”, says Giuseppe Rizza of the Italian Evangelical Alliance.
VIctor Hugo’s perspective helps us realise we cannot take the privilege of voting in the European elections for granted. This weekend saw the highest turnout in the EP elections.
The 2019 European Freedom Network conference will be held in Italy. “God has used many instrumental Christians over time to address the issue of slavery”, says Leanne Rhodes.