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Peruvian theologian Samuel Escobar analyses the decade from a missionary perspective: the changes in Christianity, the role of migration in evangelism, and the work for justice.
Six children and a pregnant woman were killed and fifteen more tortured in the region of Ngäbe Buglé. The Evangelical Alliance says the group had no links with evangelical churches.
The spread of violent Islamic militancy across Sub-Saharan Africa and South-east Asia, and the rise of Christians targeted by organized crime in Latin America, are some of the trends of the 2020 Open Doors WWL.
In Haiti I have perceived, more than anywhere else, that physical battles are also spiritual battles, and that visible suffering is the result of the invisible tension between the world of darkness and the light of Christ.
Theologian José Hutter addresses the challenges evangelical churches have faced in the last decade, including same-sex marriage and the split between Western historic churches and the Christian majority in Africa and Latin America.
300 homes destroyed after worst earthquakes in a century. Churches organised prayers on the streets and offer collaboration to the authorities.
Requests for government intervention were ignored, and nearby churches are providing the displaced believers with emergency supplies and lodging.
Both goverments pass resolutions avoiding parliament. Massive pro-life demonstrations in both countries question the measures.
Pro-life leaders denounced that the president intends to covertly approve a pro-abortion statute. Fabricio Alvarado, leader of the Costa Rican opposition party, participated in the march.
Pro-life leaders reveal that the President of Costa Rica intends to covertly open the door to abortion. Led by a significant number of political and religious leaders, Costa Rican Christians say Yes to life.
Activists insult participants of the Bible reading in social media. “We live the greatest repressive wave against Christians since the sixties”, Christian Cuban journalist and professor says.
The conservative candidate got 48.7% of the votes, but the difference between the two parties is less that 30,000 votes. Final results will be announced at the end of the week.
An official survey shows that evangelicals are now 15.3% of the population. It is the faith group with the highest church attendance.
“In these last protests against electoral fraud, the churches were with the people, praying in the streets”, an evangelical pastor explains.
As massive protests erupt, Christian university students publicly share the message of social justice they found in the Old Testament prophet Isaiah.
Evo Morales announces an agreement for an external audit of last week’s vote. The National Evangelical Association of Bolivia calls to “avoid conflicts between brothers”.
Members of local churches have died during the shootings after the arrest of ‘Chapo’ Guzman’s son. “Cartels have more power than the government”, Christians in Mexico denounce.
“Venezuela, your time of freedom has arrived”, the pastor said at the begining of the march. The military prosecutor ordered his arrest for “crimes of misuse of decoration and disobedience”.
After eleven days of protests and seven people killed, the Ecuadorian government and the indigenous leaders reach an agreement to withdraw Decree 883 and finish the mobilizations.
According to Datafolha, evangelicals are now 46% of the population in the seven states of the Region North of Brazil, a traditionally Catholic area.
According to the evangelical body, the “legislation is very indulgent due to certain interests”. In 2019, more fires than previous years have been reported.
The issue revealed a deep division of the parliament. Catholics and evangelicals worked together to stop the law.
Drug cartel suspected in the killing of one pastor. The head of an evangelical shelter for refugees was kidnapped while interfering with a drug ring’s efforts to kidnap Cuban immigrants.
The Spanish Evangelical Alliance sends a letter to the Human Rights Secretary of Uruguay after the latter said that “the new phenomenon of evangelical fundamentalism” is a threat to “democratic foundations”.
Thousands still cross the border to Colombia every week, and many continue on foot into the interior. Christian young people have set up an aid station along the road.