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Members of faith communities are not as protected as other social groups, the four official religious representatives say in a statement.
The World Evangelical Alliance admits that “evangelical-Catholic relations are a highly sensitive issue for evangelicals in many parts of the world”, and says it will seek better communication with its members.
Prime Minister could soon sign a law that bans evangelism and religious materials of unregistered groups. Protestants in several European countries send letters to embassies demanding religious freedom.
Remembering R.C. and the Chicago Statement.
The Association of Evangelicals in Africa says “the Church’s response promises great prospects in charting a Zimbabwe that God wants”. Believers in Zimbabwe call “for national dialogue”.
If the impeachment is backed, President Mugabe could be removed by Wednesday. The Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe calls to pray “to discern the next direction for us as a nation”.
The denomination has hundreds of churches across the country. In a statement, they call Christians to model forgiveness and distance themselves from “those who attack others verbally, physically or intellectually”.
The World Evangelical Alliance and the Vatican issue a joint document on ‘Scripture and Tradition’ and ‘the Church in Salvation’.
Steve Chalke and Jayne Ozanne among the signatories of the “Christians United” statement promoting LGBT+ inclusion in churches.
The Nashville Statement says the approval of homosexual practice and transgenderism is “an essential departure from Christian faithfulness and witness”.
The World Evangelical Alliance supports the USA National Association of Evangelicals in condemning white supremacy. “Jesus Christ has the power to break down racial barriers.”
Jaume Llenas on the aims and motivations of the statement released by Spanish Evangelical Alliance regarding the LGBT bill that will be discussed in September in the Spanish Parliament.
A petition asking members of the Spanish parliament to stop the draft law reaches 5,000 signatures in 24 hours.
Violent riots broke out after a controversial Constitutional amendment was approved. Three evangelical organisations ask the government to act with responsibility and call Christians to pray for peace and wisdom.
Representatives from across the world sign manifesto denouncing those who “hailed the US President as a Christian and a prophet.”
The EAUK has published “A statement for the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation”. It analyses the theological impact of the reformers and the relationship between evangelical Christians and Roman Catholicism.
More psychological and material help should be offered to young couples, Christian organisations say. The 1975 abortion law needs to be reconsidered.
“We commit ourselves afresh to care pastorally for those who are same-sex attracted”, says a statement issued in Cairo (Egypt).
The European Evangelical Alliance publishes a press release: “When a Pope understands Luther better than many Protestants do”.
The CNEF expressed “its sympathy to the families and friends of the victims and to all the Catholics of France”, and called “to testify of the love of Christ in a world in disarray.”
Read the CNEF statement (English).
German Bishops' Conference, and the Protestant Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) issued a joint statement about the harassment and attacks Christian refugees suffer.
“The European Evangelical Alliance is extremely concerned about Russia’s new anti-terrorism law, which greatly restricts religious freedom”. Evangelism is no longer allowed outside religious buildings.
“Pray for the groups of various ethnic backgrounds among whom once more the seed of distrust has been sown today. Pray for peace in the midst of divisive forces”, General Secretary Thomas Bucher writes.
Condolences and support from the Netherlands, Spain and Austria. The World Evangelical Alliance encourages churches worldwide to pray for “healing and wisdom.”