Let’s use the opportunity of #GivingTuesday to remember that it is more blessed to give than to receive – be it today or at any other time of the year.
There have been repeated raids on churches by the Luhansk People's Republic. Authorities announced the ban of the “destructive activity of the extremist Ukrainian Union of Evangelical Churches”.
The festivals are centered around one goal - to build up this country where family and Christian values are the focal point of the public traditions and of the state policies.
The president got 75% of the votes, his biggest electoral victory. The future of religious freedom for the evangelical minorities is very much dependent on the course of East-West relations.
Public gatherings, concerts, television broadcasts and creative initiatives in many countries.
We should pause to ask what causal links can be demonstrated between the Reformation and economic growth, democratic stability, and social justice in Protestant-background countries.
A recent EBF Mission Partnership conference in Georgia sought to ‘encourage, and inspire in ministry’ a group of indigenous church planters from Eastern Europe.
About 160,000 Christians gathered in Kiev. Evangelicals are “grateful for the opportunity and freedom to share the Good News in Ukraine today”.
Slavik Lytvynenko is an Ukranian research professor in Prague. “Athanasius taught me that work has meaning only when done with the divine perspective in mind”.
Around 130 delegates from different parts of the country reflected on the role of Christians. A manual for counselling the victims of violence has been published.
A selection of pictures of World Press Photo 2017.
Representatives of 11 countries met in the Czech Republic to discuss the present and future of theological education in Central and Eastern Europe.
One in three citizens think corruption is one of the biggest problems facing their country. Ukraine, Moldova, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Spain are the worst judged.
Election in Crimea is questioned by many states. Only 47% of population voted. Evangelical Christians suffer under anti-evangelism law.
Institute for Economics and Peace says global deterioration “was driven by increased terrorism and higher levels of political instability.” Europe is the most peaceful region in the world, but Ukraine is the second country whith a bigger deterioration.
Freedom needs spiritual values, internalised discipline and self-government. The truth will set us free, Jesus promised.
France, Ukraine and Russia are the top three countries of origin. Terrorist attacks and anti-semitism in Europe could be main reasons of increase, say experts.
Over 1,000 religious communities which had legal status under Ukrainian law, are no longer recognised as legal entities under Russian law.
After the conflict with Russia, many in the Western part of the country ask for a second holiday on December 25. Evangelical Christians like the secretary of Ukraine’s security council Oleksander Turchynov back the idea.
“Secret Protestant Churches in Donetsk: Ukraine’s Religious War”. A 20-minute report produced by Simon Ostrovsky for Vice News.
“A jeep pulled up and 30 guys with assault rifles showed up”, a Pentecostal pastor explains in a video report produced by Vice News. Rebel soldiers occupy Protestant churches in Donetsk and impose Orthodox religion.
Brazil is the country where more Bibles were distributed. The figures rise significantly in conflict countries like Syria and Ukraine.
The refugee crisis, the hardships in Greece, the threat of Islamic terrorism, violence in Ukraine, the global financial crisis… Vote.
The Rada parliament voted by a sound majority to give more autonomy to the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, currently under control of pro-Russian groups.
Ukrainians need to see that their striving for justice and peace only makes sense in a God who defines what is right and wrong
The striker scored twice for Sevilla FC, helping the team to win its fourth title. As other Colombian football players, he has a Christian faith.