Kingdom values have helped bring radical transformation in society precisely when Christians understood their calling to be salt and light in the public square.
Believers are encouraged to choose a Canton and a minister of the government to pray for. “A special strength and hope for our nation is found in prayer”, the Swiss Evangelical Alliance says.
Jesus taught his disciples to love their enemies, and pray for those who persecute them.
The sudden loss of a loved one leads to questions that are faced in the short film ‘Spoiler: God Wins’, where Christian Luis Neira tells his own experience.
Hundreds of thousands took the streets again. “We urge the Chief Executive to respond to the strong demands of the public to withdraw the Bill”, Hong Kong Christian Council said.
After protesters stormed Hong Kong’s legislative building, Christian leaders wrote a letter asking to “boycott any act that harms peace, and to express their views in a rational and peaceful manner”.
Christians in these rural areas often find themselves in the middle of two armed groups fighting each other for territory and for corridors through which to traffic their illicit goods.
Evangelicals help lead the “Alliance against exportation of weapons to countries in Civil War”. The popular initiative brings together people from all areas of society.
The Sri Lanka Evangelical Alliance calls upon the public to “refrain from engaging in hateful discourse, turn away from violence and work towards de-escalating tensions in our country”.
Evangelical Christians in the country speak out about the situation. “It is our duty to make a call to prayer, to calm down and recognize the right of people to protest peacefully”, pastor José Piñero says.
Rwanda commemorates the 25th anniversary of the end of a genocide that killed more than 800,000. “The church has played a pivotal role in healing and reconciliation”.
Christianity is the third religion in number of population of Taiwan, “but socially many families are still hostile to Christianity”, says an evangelical pastor in the island.
The presidential vote has been postponed one week, to February 23. Analysts say the Nigerian political future belongs to the ethnic group of the Fulani Muslims.
Efraim Tendero represented evangelical Christians at the Global Conference on Human Fraternity in Abu Dhabi.
“We unite and share the pain of the families”, says the biggest evangelical confederation in the country. It is the worst attack since the Peace Agreement of 2016.
Up to 50 Christian schools and hospitals have been affected, and the military has kidnapped four churches. “We need peace and the UN intervention”, a Cameroonian Christian says.
“Such an army would need to be subordinated to a common government”, says political analyst Olaf Bernárdez. Some evangelicals say more military is not the solution.
“If we are Christ’s, we have no choice but to be alongside the weak”, Mukwege, who was also a member of IFES, said in a recent conference.
WEA’s Advocacy Officer in Geneva comments on the work of the former Secretary General of the UN and Nobel Prize winner.
Ken Sande, Founder and President of Relational Wisdom 360, develops a practical systematic theology for pursuing peace and resolving the conflicts of real life.
Christians from both countries have been “praying for this for a long time”. Many hope “all officials will now work together to breach the gap between the two nations”.
A film about the experience of refugees in Europe. Churches, small groups and individuals are encouraged to use it during Refugee Week: 17-24 June.
The film tells the stories of three refugees and the friends they met in Hungary, France and Denmark. A set of materials are offered to start honest conversations about the challenges and opportunities of the refugee crisis.
The evangelical vote appeared to be largely with Viviane Morales, but her resignation from the presidential campaign has generated division. The two favourites, Iván Duque and Gustavo Petro, will fight it out for victory in the second round.
Experts agree that the summit between North Korea and the United States will not bring advances in the religious freedom of the country.
The first ever summit between North Korean and US leaders will take place in Singapore on June 12.