Commercial and bureaucratic hindrances collided with an uncontrollable reality: the faith of many players.
Representatives of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria explained in Brussels their social model for a post-war Syria. The initiative for the cooperation was taken by the Christians, in collaboration with Muslims and other groups.
“We love our country, we pray for our authorities, and we have no intentions against our government”, Iranian Christian Dabrina Bet Tamraz told the UN Human Rights Council.
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 families of the victims say they were abducted by Muslims who wanted to convert them to Islam and marry them. These abductions have become a recurring phenomenon in Egypt.
The sensationalist zeal of some writers and self-proclaimed experts in eschatology is as big as their incapacity to get it right.
Politicians and business people all over the world have a high interest in the issue of “reconciliation”, says the director of RZIM. “People need to see that there is a distinct, unique and vital contribution that is made through the Gospel”.
The term was translated as “cedar”, “poplar” and even “cypress” as it was thought that fir trees did not exist in Biblical lands.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews attacked a meeting centre in Dimona.
A living example from the persecuted Christians in Egypt.
Intolerance against Christians is highest in Central and Southeast Asia, after North Korea. The situation worsens dramatically in Africa. In Europe, two people were murdered bacause of their faith last year.
More than 22 killed and 450 arrested in the last days. Authorities blame the “blasphemous minority”.
Fifty-seven countries respond to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city.
Some 130 have been wounded after a group of men bombed the building and shot against woshippers. It is the worst attack in the history of modern Egypt.
Thousands injured and 70’000 need shelter in the predominantely Kurdish region. Tremors were felt as far away as Israel and Turkey.
The more of Christ we have in the world, the more peace and human flourishing we will have.
After the Saudi-led coalition blockade, Yemen faces “the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Some seven million people are on the brink of famine”, the UN warns.
More than 300 participated in the first conference on Christian persecution held in Budapest.
Laden Nouri (Iran) first learned about Christianity through her newly converted cousin. After becoming a follower of Jesus, she helped start house churches and ended up in jail. Watch her story.
The government often uses this accusation against converts instead of the charge of apostasy, in an attempt to avoid international scrutiny.
Over 80% of asylum seekers have smartphones. A Trans World Radio app offers over 300 audio programs to “address trauma and other difficulties refugees face in Europe.”
A large proportion of the Christian minority in Pakistan became sanitation workers for historical reasons. Sweeping in pre-Partition India was a job reserved for the lower castes.
“The image of Christians as a persecuted minority is not completely right”, says Egypt’s Bible Society Director Ramez Atallah in an interview with Evangelical Focus. He analyses the coexistence with Muslims and the role of the evangelical community.
Between eight and ten gunmen attack a bus carrying Coptic Christian to a monastery in Minya. Egyptian Christians have been violently persecuted in the last months.
“We believe Bhatti is innocent and will be freed by the high court, but it will take several years for his case to be heard by the high court”, an advocate says.
The man and his wife were selling girls for over 10 years.