What are the views of Evangelical Focus readers on the refugee crisis, marriage, ecumenism, sexual exploitation and the reliability of the Bible? We have selected the answers to some of the questions asked on our website.
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.
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, an evangelical Christian, faces a political crisis due to his conflict with anti-corruption authorities. Theologian Israel Ortiz says Christians should not just support him because of his faith.
Gerardo Amarilla, Uruguayan MP and former President of the parliament, was one of the first evangelical Christians in his country in such a high political position. He speaks about the challenges and opportunities for Christians in politics.
The man and his wife were selling girls for over 10 years.
“Pray for a return of interest in democracy and the emergence of healthy political figures”, says the European Evangelical Alliance. Freedom of speech, one of the main concerns of French Christians.
A Venezuelan evangelical leader analyses the tense situation in the country and explains how Christians keep praying and preparing for an uncertain future. “The church has paid a high price.”
A coalition government will be needed in a country where citizens tend to trust EU politicians more than their own.
God wants us to tell him our desires and dialogue with us over them; but most of all he wants us to delight ourselves in him.
“Taking the streets is a step forward, that goes beyond just praying on Sundays in churches for those in authority”, says political expert Adrian Petrice.
More than 60% of the 176 countries analysed have serious corruption problems. This year, the index highlights the connection between corruption and inequality.
The attack “will not make me give up”, pastor Machado says. The Latin American Evangelical Alliance calls to pray for him and for the task of fighting corruption in Honduras.
The father of the Real Madrid player refused to manage his son’s image rights in a tax haven. Christian faith is “important” to the family.
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.
“Organ pillaging in China is a crime in which the Communist Party, the health system, hospitals, and the transplant profession are all complicit”, Human Rights activist David Kilgour tells Canadian lawmakers.
Spanish Christians organised a short films contest about daily corruption. Members of the “#Breakupwithit” campaign were part of the jury.
We should take the angst we feel about crowns and rewards and then let that energy drive us into the Bible to explore what God is like.
About 120,000 people are sexually exploited in Italy. The ‘Alleanza Tesori Raggianti’ network partners with local churches to offer “true healing in Christ”, Erika Tello explains.
We have become increasingly accustomed to corruption in high places, and this has resulted in a cynicism towards those in power.
Denmark (91) came out on top of the list for the second year in a row, followed by Finland (90) and Sweden (89). North Korea (8) and Somalia (8) are the most corrupt countries.
Spiritual counsellor of several football stars Jaime Fernández gives his perspective on the FIFA scandals.
Almost two months after its launching, the #CortoConElla campaign has had quite an impact in social media. The team is still looking for people who are willing to publicly commit against corruption.
The series, produced by HBO channel, perfectly shows us the power of greed and corruption, revealing the dark side of the American dream..
Students spread #CortoConElla (#BreakUpWithIt) decalogue on social networks and encourage honest decisions like “paying for copyrighted content” and “having a CV which clearly reflects my career and training.”
“We appeal to all African societies to welcome migrants and refugees fleeing persecution.” Migration, corruption and relations between Christians and Muslims were discussed in the fifth ABLI conference, in Malawi.
Writer Jaime Fernandez believes that "the majority of sportsmen love what they do".