The confinement in our homes is forcing millions to stop abruptly, cancel all our plans, and take time to look in the mirror.
Christians face the challenge of acting creatively as millions enter phase of confinement. “It might shape some of the future offers of our churches”.
Germany, France, Portugal, Finland and Luxembourg agreed to receive unaccompanied minors stuck in Greek refugee camps, in the midst of the Turkey-Greece border refugee crisis.
The country with more abortions is France (224,000). England and Wales reached their highest figures. Germany and Spain increased the number of abortions below 2%.
After two years of intense social debate, the draft law is ready to be passed by the Senate. Two evangelical organisations warn against the “temptation of creating and augmented humanity”.
In Haiti I have perceived, more than anywhere else, that physical battles are also spiritual battles, and that visible suffering is the result of the invisible tension between the world of darkness and the light of Christ.
“We do not take a 13-year-old boy to a sex-shop, not anything goes in the digital world”, French President Emmanuel Macron said in a speech at UNESCO.
The ending of Asterix books reminds us the Story par excellence, the Bible - banquets point to our yearning for a happy ending.
The closure of at least 12 Protestant church buildings gets international attention. Algerian Christians share their situation in videos posted online. 63,000 have already signed a petition defending religious freedom.
Some fear Islamic groups could win seats in regional parliaments. Evangelicals do not plan to create faith-based parties but warn against the attempts to limit religious expressions in the public square.
Throughout the summer, a number of attacks on graveyards, church buildings and other church properties have been reported in Europe.
A BBVA Foundation report shows how the citizens of 5 European countries see their political situation, the role of the State, the EU, the media, and challenges such as migration and climate change.
A report of the ‘Observatory of Laicité’ says the right to express one’s beliefs in public is protected by “internal and international laws”. Evangelicals are the faith group with the highest percentage of practicing believers.
According to a Pew Research survey, “52 countries impose high levels of restrictions on religion, up from 40 in 2007”. Social hostilities have grown even more.
In the aeroplane I decide to talk to the Lord in a low voice, and too bad if the other passengers find this odd.
The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million globally last year. Churches worldwide will celebrate World Refugee Sunday on June 23.
French Christians got together to pray, give Bibles, and share the gospel. “It is a privilege to freely testify publicly about our faith”, organisers said.
“Nones” are a majority but cities are now more religious than rural areas, analysts say. Evangelicals grow to 1.6% of the population.
The Ecumenical Jury of the Cannes Film Festival awarded Terrence Malick's film. “The film expresses and explores the difficult challenges to the integrity of the human person in the face of great evil”, it said.
VIctor Hugo’s perspective helps us realise we cannot take the privilege of voting in the European elections for granted. This weekend saw the highest turnout in the EP elections.
Communities in the island become members of the CNEF. Their aim is to have a united voice to be “more visible and develop social action”.
The spire and the roof collapsed, but firefighters said the fire is under control. “The worst has been avoided”, French President Macron says. Evangelicals express their solidarity.
“Prostitution should never be considered a job”, the Foreign Ministries say in a joint document. Both countries have successfully adopted the ‘Nordic Model’ to fight sex trafficking.
Unidentified people entered an Assemblies of God church in Angouleme on Friday night. They threw paint on the walls and Bibles, and damaged musical instruments and the sound system.
A video on how evangelicals are planting churches in Strasbourg (France).
“All official school forms involving children must mention only Parent 1 and Parent 2” , the amendment passed by the National Assembly of France says.