The reports about Andrew Brunson’s release are just another example of how little the media know about evangelical churches.
Bulgarian evangelicals protested peacefully on November 11 against a draft law which could severely restrict religious freedom of faith minorities. Churches rallied in Sofia and other cities after the Sunday worship services.
With the new legislation, the state is implementing strong restrictions over international donations for religious purposes, and is placing itself in a position to control the training and the activities of ecclesiastic ministers.
Seven hours of continuous reading of the Holy Scriptures in the Bulgarian capital. “We desperately need to recover our Christian identity”, organizers said.
Two consecutive Bible competitions inspired evangelical churches in Bulgaria. 135 teenagers and 43 university students coming from a dozen of towns compared Scriptural knowledge.
Church hopes that “every word preached from this new pulpit may be God-inspired, Biblical, adequate, understandable.” Head of state Plevneliev underlined the work of evangelical Christians.