Europe is going through major changes. Our aim is to look at the key issues in our continent from a biblical perspective.
According to World Watch List, released today by Open Doors International, 4,305 people died in 2018 because of their Christian faith. Christian persecution has drastically increased.
The UK government has ordered a review “to map Christian persecution worldwide, and make recommendations on the practical steps it can take to support those under threat”.
More than 150 have been detained in the last month. “The current situation has been described by some as unprecedented, there are a huge number of arrests and detentions”.
Nearly 16 million people go hungry - half the population of the country. The UN announced a ceasefire that seeks to prevent “thousands of children from dying of malnutrition”.
The water level of the Sea of Galilee has dropped by six meters compared to 2004. Israel believes that the best solution is the desalination.
Islamists blocked roads. Security has been stepped up for churches. Bibi is expected to leave the country soon.
Twice-monthly social events are held for between 80-150 people, sometimes even more. The asylum seekers and refugees cook meals from their own countries, with occasional British cuisine.
They are accused of “propaganda activities against the system and in favor of Zionist Christianity through holding house meetings, evangelism, and invitation to Christianity”.
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.