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Unilateral “disconnection” planned after a vote on October, 1. The Spanish Prime Minister defines it as a “democratic fraud”. Evangelicals called to be a model of reconciliation.
"We have always made things dirty because we were outside of Christ, so we do this a sign of being clean and washed and made new”, a former prisoner says.
“The image of Christians as a persecuted minority is not completely right”, says Egypt’s Bible Society Director Ramez Atallah in an interview with Evangelical Focus. He analyses the coexistence with Muslims and the role of the evangelical community.
As Christians living in Europe, we have a unique opportunity to be salt and light in genuine, courageous and simple ways.
Around 130 delegates from different parts of the country reflected on the role of Christians. A manual for counselling the victims of violence has been published.
Evangelicals in Northern Ireland underline his relationship with adversary Ian Paisley and pray that the “journey towards peace” continues.
Bilbao hosted the Spanish Evangelical Alliance's annual meeting (assembly). Politicians, professors and evangelical representatives shared views on social reconciliation. The theme was also analysed from a theological perspective and in workshops.
About 70 people from diverse evangelical backgrounds met for the Spanish annual Lausanne Movement gathering. They discussed how the church can respond to 10 social challenges in the country.
Reconciliation requires sacrifice; it is costly and is humbling. But it is the only way to construct the identity of a nation that fosters peace, generosity and prosperity.
Around ten million evangelicals voted in the referendum. Some analysts believe that the 'no' “was hatched at church”, but many evangelicals have publicly supported the “yes.”
In a surprise result, the “no” won by 50.2% to 49.8%. The bilateral ceasefire between government forces and the FARC will continue. Evangelical Christians were divided.
He was respected for achieving peace accords with the Palestinians.
The agreement between the government and the FARC is celebrated by many, but also criticised. Evangelicals have divergent views but are willing to get involved in the reconciliation process and to work for lasting peace.
I will never be more influential than when I succeed in helping people be reconciled with each other, with their situation, and ultimately with God.
If you knew nothing about Colombia, you might well think, “That’s great! There’s peace now”. But life in Colombia is never quite as straightforward as it might seem.
Is gender reassignment surgery clinically effective? What makes people regret the sex change they once decided? Walt Heyer is the author of a website that tackles these issues from a Christian perspective.
After the referendum, the tensions run high. The Evangelical Alliance United Kingdom calls to follow the example of Jesus and practise “generosity and love.”