The life of evangelical churches and their spiritual leaders has been portrayed in some recent films and series. Can they help us start conversations?
Ramez Atallah, Director of the Bible Society Egypt, addresses some of the misconceptions about the country, and analyses the presence and influence of the Christian minority.
The African country is suffering an increase in extremist attacks. Other six Christians were killed two weeks ago in an evangelical church.
A pastor, two of his sons and three other worshippers died. “Europe must stand united against the persecution of Christians in Africa”, said Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament.
The suicide bomber killed 14 children and 12 adults in the evangelical Zion Church of Batticaloa. “We will continue to fulfil the mission the Lord has given us”, the senior pastor said.
The bombings are the deadliest attack on Christians in South Asia in recent times. The attacks took place almost simultaneously in three Christian temples and luxury hotels.
In an era of polarized politics and dysfunctional governments, it is heartening to witness politicians act with courage, promptness, and moral clarity.
The evangelical body New Zealand Christian Network (NZCN) urged people “to pray for all the families affected, and to offer them support in every way possible”.
An interview with Efraim Tendero, Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance and former leader of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches.
Two bombs exploded on Sunday as people were gathered for a Catholic mass in Jolo, the capital of Sulu Province. Daesh (IS) claimed responsibility of the attack.
“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.
Witnesses said the gunman yelled “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest, in Arabic). The suspect was on the “Fiche S” list of potential security threats.
“With our souls, with our blood, we will defend the Cross”, the Coptic Christians chanted in the funeral.
The World Evangelical Alliance calls to “speak out in opposition wherever and whenever hatred or violence is encouraged”.
All opposition parties claim the vote was rigged. At least 31 died in a terrorist attack on election day in Quetta.
The Special Committee on Terrorism proposes to “ban and remove all religious literature within their territory that incites to violent and terrorist acts”,
Two are Protestant and one is Catholic. A family of six, including three children, carried out the synchronised attack. They had travelled to Syria to be trained by Daesh, authorities say.
Three Spanish pastors analyse the definitive disbandment of ETA. “We have to renounce the worldly discourse of epic revenge and sit down with people to rebuild relationships”.
The organisation that killed 829 people is expected to announce its final dissolution early next month.
A Taliban terrorist group murdered twenty-four people in the attack against the Intercontinental hotel in Afghanistan.
“There were around 400 worshippers inside the church when the attack began”, the senior leader of the church said. The community was holding a “Sunday school Christmas program” at the time of the attack.
One aim of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition is that extremists no longer “tarnish our beloved religion”.
Some 130 have been wounded after a group of men bombed the building and shot against woshippers. It is the worst attack in the history of modern Egypt.
We talk with the General Director of Religious Affairs of Catalonia, Enric Vendrell, about the role of faith communities in society after the Barcelona terrorist attacks.
Christians visit the place where the Barcelona attack happened to offer comfort. “We are living incredible experiences”, says Jaume Torrado.
Texts from the Bible, the Quran, the Torah and Buddhist and secular texts were read during the service by young people of different denominations.