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Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) and Werner Kogler (Greens) reached an agreement, which aims to become climate-neutral by 2040 and includes and stricter controls on migration.
Jews say “a new poison has taken root in the Labour Party” while Muslims argue that “Islamophobia is endemic in the Conservative Party”. “May we be recognised as Jesus’ disciples”, the UK Evangelical Alliance says.
Jean-Luc Ziehli, President of the Swiss Evangelical Alliance (RES) will represent the Swiss evangelicals, who have been invited to the Council for a probationary period.
Despite the violence of Islamist groups, “the coexistence between religious confessions is experiencing tremendous progress” in some parts of the country. The government is restricting internet, and freedom of speech.
The US President presents a plan that includes the creation of “a coalition of businesses for the protection of religious freedom”.
Racism and aspirations of self-determination sparked demonstrations in Indonesia’s Papua province. “Papuan churches are wrongly too focused on internal issues”, says a missionary who knows the island well.
August 22 is the International Day commemorating the victims of acts of violence based on religion or belief. More than 4000 Christians were killed in 2018 because of their faith.
I can tell you that people whose presence I once resented have become good friends. That is what the gospel does!
Evangelicals are the only ones who have experienced a relative growth. There are 50,000 more than last year, the ISMU survey says.
Three months after the attacks that killed more than 200 people, “tensions between the Buddhists and Muslims continue”, Christians warn.
Uighurs in Western China are targeted in what could be a deliberate policy to “raise a new generation that has been cut off from original roots and religious beliefs”, according to an in-depth journalistic investigation.
Thousands of New Testaments will be distributed this summer by volunteers at the border ports in Southern Spain.
Suspected Fulani herdsmen killed several Christians, kidnapped 19 and burned at least 12 houses throughout Nigeria in May.
The resolution, approved by consensus, hopes to “help combat hate crimes and acts of violence related to religion or belief, and further strengthen inter-religious dialogue”.
Citing a law that requires authorization for non-Muslim places of worship, authorities in North-central Algeria ordered the closure of the church and its Bible school.
“If Prime Minister Modi wins again, the persecution of Christians in India will continue to grow”, says Vijayesh Lal, General Secretary of the Evangelical Fellowship of India. Voting will finish on May 19.
The Education Secretary responds to a growing debate after Muslim and Christian parents withdrew their children from classes on same-sex relationships.
A two-year investigation showed direct and circumstantial evidence that a pastor and other religious leader were victims of “enforced disappearance by state agents”.
According to the law, conversion from Islam is illegal and punishable by death. “Christian converts will be forced to hide their faith even more carefully”, Open Doors says.
The Pope congratulated Morocco for what he considers to be a good coexistence between Muslims and Christians. The country ranks 35th in the World Watch List.
Analysts have detected ties between Muslim Fulani herdsmen and Islamic extremist groups.
In an era of polarized politics and dysfunctional governments, it is heartening to witness politicians act with courage, promptness, and moral clarity.
The evangelical body New Zealand Christian Network (NZCN) urged people “to pray for all the families affected, and to offer them support in every way possible”.
Ab Shaik is a former Muslim from India. His mission, he explains, is to bring the power of the gospel to others who belong to his own people.
For the first time in the history of the country where the Reformation began, there are more Catholics than Protestants.