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“The sustained growth of the churches unnerves the government”, Cuban Pastor Mario Félix Lleonart, says. Several evangelical leaders have been interrogated and arrested in the last months.
Christian students sell pastries on campus to raise funds for the investigation of childhood cancer. “We, more than anyone, should support these initiatives with hope, because we believe in the true Healer”.
More than 140 delegates of about 50 organisations met in the Netherlands. Training and resources were offered in specific workshops.
Adrián Gurpegui shares about what he learned with his son. “It is difficult for them to relate to others, but that does not mean that they want to be alone”.
The World Economic Forum in Davos gathers around 3,000 to tackle the issue of inequality. According to Oxfam, “2017 saw the biggest increase in the number of billionaires in history, one more every two days”.
“About 90% of the island is still without electricity, and around half without water supplies”, says Gisela Muñoz, of ABU (IFES) in Puerto Rico. Churches are working together to help rebuild the country.
Mauricio Macri attended a big musical concert to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
The national election is on September, 24. “Evangelicals have the chance to help re-formulate basic principles of how we can live together peacefully”, says journalist Nicolai Franz.
Red Cross donation buses were invited to some of the commemorative events of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. “408 lives will be saved”, they said.
Young Christians gathered at Madrid’s central square Sol to denounce human trafficking. A flashmob highlighted the work of three evangelical NGOs which support women who escape sexual slavery in Spain.
Around 300 representatives participated in the annual Baptist World Alliance gathering in Thailand. The Venezuela humanitarian crisis and the needs of refugees were also highlighted.
The Holy Spirit is neither present nor active in a mission in which sin and the cross of Christ are absent.
The inhabitants of a little village, led by a Protestant pastor, saved hundreds of Jewish children during the the Nazi occupation in France. “We did what we had to do.”
We spoke with Protestant Christians who had had their electricity and water cut off, who had been removed from the local population registers, whose children had been prevented from attending school.
We should recognise that breadth of awareness is not evidence of the depth of our engagement.
The UK starts a two-year countdown to its final departure from the EU. The Evangelical Alliance prays for “wisdom, understanding and kindness.”
“We pray for those caught in fear today”, says the Evangelical Alliance UK after the London attack. Archbishop Justin Welby calls to pray for “all those grieving loved ones.”
One of the most painful situations for those serving among people without legal papers in the United States is to help parents to make plans for the care of their children in case they are arrested and deported.
The EEA joins other 160 civil society organisations in demanding “statesmanship that stands up for humanity and dignity and that addresses people’s fears, instead of fuelling them.”
Government restrictions force Compassion to leave the country. Hundreds of “churches that are passionate about caring for children will still be there” for the 145,000 sponsored children, says the NGO Director in Italy, Silvio Galvano.
Jan Dezort, of Generation 21, analyses the frustrations and success stories of a relocation programme for Middle Eastern Christian refugees in the Czech Republic.
“Compassion and security are not mutually exclusive”, Tim Breene, CEO of World Relief said. Meanwhile, Franklin Graham and other evangelical leaders support Trump.
A new edition of the RHP roundtables will take place in Budapest on February. Paul Sydnor, one of the organisers, talks about the event and the current situation of refugees worldwide.
A starting point: invite a refugee to go with you to visit a museum, watch a football match, share a meal.
Refugees, politicians, and members of churches listened to each other in Bern. Local projects were awarded for their pioneer work with migrants.