Commercial and bureaucratic hindrances collided with an uncontrollable reality: the faith of many players.
“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.
Christians are called to “open our mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute”, says Wissam al-Saliby, the WEA Advocacy Officer for Human Rights in Geneva.
The World Evangelical Alliance Advocacy Officer Albert Hengelaar defended the rights of the religious minorities to live their faith without restrictions.
Mass arrests, torture and arbitrary sackings are denounced by the United Nations. Pastor Andrew Brunson is one of the many imprisoned after the failed coup in 2016.
Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, and three other European countries are in the top-10. What should Christian mission look like in such countries?
“I know the allegations against my father are absurd. He is not an armed terrorist trying to overthrow any government, my father is a peaceful pastor”, daugther Jacqueline Brunson told the United Nations in Geneva.
“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.
Christians in Europe are “finally taking the challenge of climate change seriously”, says Dave Bookless of A Rocha.
“It is the right thing to do”, the US President said. He also announced the move of the the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The push for a ‘right to abortion’ by the UN Human Rights Committee, under the guise of re-interpreting the ‘right to life’, is not just outlandish. It is also in strong contradiction to international law.
The former Bosnian Serb commander “significantly contributed” to the murder of 7,000 Bosniak men and boys in the 1990s, the UN tribunal in The Hague has sentenced.
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.
“Kim Jong Un is begging for war", U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said. China and Russia asked for diplomatic talks with North Korea.
The UN Security Council holds an emergency meeting. “Dialogue and understanding is the right and moral way forward”, says World Evangelical Alliance.
Political and religious leaders heavily criticise the decision. France, Germany and Italy reject Trump’s assertion that the climate deal can be redrafted.
During her first press conference, Nikki Haley stated that the UN has “breathtaking double standards” with Israel, but the US “will not turn a blind eye to this anymore.”
Shira Sorko-Ram, pastor and journalist in Israel, shares her views and a historical and biblical context on the latest events.
“Pray that God would use Guterres and the UN to lessen the suffering in our world, and in humility serve those who are most vulnerable”, says World Evangelical Alliance Secretary General Efraim Tendero.
Former Prime Minister of Portugal will be the next UN Secretary General. During his time as UN High Commissioner for Refugees, he always defended the importance of faith organisations´work.
Rebels attacked the village of Ndomete, about 220 miles north of the capital city of Bangui, and went door-to-door killing 26 Christians, according to Morning Star News.
More than 150 died last week in fight between President and Vice President rival armies. Sudanese Christians are being targeted.
“An agreement that would be tantamount to a blanket return of any foreigners to a third country is not consistent with European law”, representative says.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide demands that the North Korean regime should face the International Criminal Court, for its “egregious human rights abuses.”
Thousands of Syrians have left Aleppo, where 500 have died in Russian strikes, seeking refuge in Turkey. Meanwhile, EU has given Athens one month to improve conditions for asylum seekers
Pyongyang said the test was “self-defence against the US nuclear weapons”. It has provoked a worldwide opposition and scepticism