In a context of confusion and flashy journalism, rigour becomes a precious value.
When citizens who have an evangelical faith engage in social life, they have the same rights as others who are agnostic, atheists or of any other belief.
The European Commission launched the Online Citizens’ Consultation on May 9th. It is “addressed to all Europeans, asking them what direction they want the European Union to take in the future”.
The biblical view of immigration does not only consider the migrant’s position but that of the host country.
“The Christian teaching is that we need to control the power of central governments”, says economist Michael Schluter, co-author of manifesto ‘Confederal Europe: Strong Nations, Strong Union’.
“The basic nature of the Macedonian crisis is moral”, says Nikola Galevski, a pastor in Skopje. “Pray that the church will clearly see its specific calling for a time like this”.
Evangelicals in Madrid (Spain) called to fight the violence against women and showed their support for the victims and their families.
“Too often we hide behind our Christian heritage which is somehow only a kind of folk and nominal version of real Christianity”, says Frank Hinkelmann. Evangelicals should not let fear towards foreigners stop their mission.
14,000 Icelanders say they are ready to offer shelter and aid to Syrian refugees. A Christian MP in Germany hosts two Eritrean refugees at home. “Net of shelter cities” emerges in Spain.
Europe needs Christians who are willing to speak out.