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.
Two other Christians, a pastor an a student were also sentenced to 12 years, on charges related to “espionage.”
“Unique” was the theme of this year’s Week of Prayer in Europe. A summary of the highlights in Italy, Austria, Spain, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.
Three others (including Czech aid worker Petr Jasek) remain in jail. Attorneys are hopeful that they also will be released soon.
Representatives of 11 countries met in the Czech Republic to discuss the present and future of theological education in Central and Eastern Europe.
A CEA survey analyzes the relationship between native churches and foreign mission agencies. Youth ministry, church planting, and leadership training are the main areas where they work together.
Many of us don't know anything other than living in freedom. But often we're not aware –or we don't want to know– that the choices we make in our freedom can curb the freedom of others.
“We need to develop in young leaders the ability to recognize and nurture a calling of God into the ministry, even amidst career options that are much more lucrative”, says Dr. Steve Patty after conducting a wide-ranging study.
The script was coined out by two brothers, Cyril and Methodius, with the purpose to introduce Christ to Slavonic nations who had no alphabet. Today the Cyrillic Alphabet is used by roughly 300 million people round the world.
There they are, three of them, gleaming, embedded in the pavement: Stolpersteine. I am passing through Belgická, a street close to our house. I'm walking there for the umpteenth time and never once before these golden squares caught my eye.
The group had tried to leave to Germany, causing a controversy with the government.
A group moved to Germany without permission. Interior Minister says the refugees abused Czech solidarity and announces tougher measures.
Local church members “invite refugees to their homes, let their children get to know their children, show them where to get a discount on children’s clothes.”
Christians share Jesus with others in the Mongolian community which is about 600 people in the capital city of the Czech Republic.
The cultural context of universities in Bulgaria, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Spain and Denmark is very different. But Christian student movements agree on one thing: non-believers discover the Christian faith through deep personal relationships with believers:
Dutch theologian Stefan Paas on learning from the “exile” and “diaspora” mindsets. “In the process of secularization everything else falls away: cultural pride, power of numbers, even money, position, status. The only thing you’re left with is Scripture and God.”
A centre for youth empowers children coming from very difficult contexts. “Jesus is their strength in planning and building up their future.”
Jirí Unger, General Secretary of the Czech Evangelical Alliance, analyses the current situation of the evangelical church in Czech Republic, which is is “viewed with deep suspicion.”
Suddenly I see it: a babybox. A device intended for parents who want to relinquish their unwanted child in a way that is responsible and safe for the child. The sign next to it shows in four languages how it works.
Only one minister in the government supports the European refugee quota. 71% of citizens are reluctant, but evangelicals call to take action following Jesus’ teachings.
France and the Czech Republic stand out as countries where extramarital affairs, abortion and homosexuality are largely accepted.
Meetings helped “build relations” between Christian communities “for continuing local cooperation”. Impression from Czech Republic, Italy and Spain.