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.
Former President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont has been taken into custody in Germany. Thousands take the streets in cities and towns.
More than 170 church planters from 29 countries met in Berlin for the NC2P gathering. The vision is to collaborate and learn from each other to reach Europe’s societies with the Gospel.
More than 140 delegates of about 50 organisations met in the Netherlands. Training and resources were offered in specific workshops.
Elias (Elijah) and Maria are number one in Germany. Noah and Lukas (Luke) are the most popular in Switzerland and Austria.
The SPD would have Finance, Labor and Foreign Affairs Ministries. Merkel’s CDU gains the Economy Ministry, and Bavaria's CSU takes over the Interior Ministry.
A Taliban terrorist group murdered twenty-four people in the attack against the Intercontinental hotel in Afghanistan.
A summary of the gatherings in cities of France, Hungary, Spain, Switzerland and Germany.
The largest increase in euthanasia cases is among people that are not expected to die in the near future. Belgium is the first country in the world with no age restrictions for euthanasia.
The rate is similar among Roman Catholics and Protestants. The 2017 Reformation commemorations have not had a deep impact, experts say.
Child euthanasia, a reality in Belgium.
Intolerance against Christians is highest in Central and Southeast Asia, after North Korea. The situation worsens dramatically in Africa. In Europe, two people were murdered bacause of their faith last year.
“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.
“Non-Muslim European women are projected to have a total fertility rate of 1.6 children, on average, compared with 2.6 children per Muslim woman in the region”, says a Pew Research study.
Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court ruled that lawmakers must create new legislation by the end of 2018.
Speaking in Wittenberg on 31 October, the German Chancellor said the Reformation anniversary is “a great opportunity to strengthen the awareness about the Christian roots in our society”.
The annual theological training conference is intended to build a deeper Biblical understanding, and give a contemporary evangelistic vision to young leaders.
The European Freedom Network, formed by more than 200 partner organisations, becomes a legal entity. Experts, campaigners and Christian workers shared resources at the 2017 “Bridge” conference.
The northwestern German state has formally banned 2 Hells Angels groups. "Their everyday lives consist of forced prostitution, violence, weapons, and drugs", NRW state Interior Minister says.
The German Bible Society gives a “Luther Bible 2017” to every German who has the same surname as the Reformer.
The two great European rivers, the Rhine and the Danube, have been a natural barrier across the continent through the centuries from the Black Sea to the North Sea.
Only 17% of the 160,000 people that the EU pledged to take in have been relocated. Intermon Oxfam has denounced Spain for not fulfilling its quota.
Coalition talks will be “tough”, the Chancellor admits. Concerns in Europe as AfD’s anti-migration party gets 94 seats in the Federal parliament.
The national election is on September, 24. “Evangelicals have the chance to help re-formulate basic principles of how we can live together peacefully”, says journalist Nicolai Franz.
The German Evangelical Alliance issues a guide for the national election and encourages churches to “seek direct dialogue” with candidates.
Free evangelicals are the Christian group showing strongest support for presence of faith in the political sphere.