The life of evangelical churches and their spiritual leaders has been portrayed in some recent films and series. Can they help us start conversations?
The spire and the roof collapsed, but firefighters said the fire is under control. “The worst has been avoided”, French President Macron says. Evangelicals express their solidarity.
A boy died and eleven other worshippers were hurt in a Catholic church in Adagbrassa. In 2016, another building collapsed during a celebration, killing 27.
Churches offer help to the local authorities. 600 people have been evacuated from their homes, including an evangelical family.
‘Dozens’ have been killed, the emergency services in Genova say. More than 30 vehicles fell from a height of 45 meters.
The epicentre was located in the tourist island of Lombok. Around 2,700 tourists have been evacuated from the Gili Islands.
“A lot of people are blaming the State, blaming God”, says a Christian in the region. “Please pray for the country”.
Many were trapped in zones of difficult access in East Attica, near Athens. Dozens went into the sea to escape the flames. Christian organisations in the region are offering help.
The blaze started in an old nightclub nearby. Around 40 people were evacuated.“Building or no building, the church will worship God and serve our community”, the pastor says.
The Nazarene Church grieves with the relatives of the victims as new leaders are trained to serve the churches that lost their pastors.
More than 100 military personnel were on board the plane. It crashed in the province of Blida, near capital Algiers.
“About 90% of the island is still without electricity, and around half without water supplies”, says Gisela Muñoz, of ABU (IFES) in Puerto Rico. Churches are working together to help rebuild the country.
In a 7.1 magnitude quake, dozens of buildings, including schools, collapsed. “We are very sad and we only pray to God that He delivers us”, says Christian worker in Mexico City.
At leas 14 people have died and many areas are left "barely habitable." Irma has been downgraded to a category four, but officials warn that it remains "extremely dangerous".
“Pray for Sierra Leone”, the Evangelical Fellowship of Sierra Leone asks. Several pastors and members, including many children, of Christian churches have died.
Half of the 62 victims died in their cars while trying to escape the flames. As Portugal recovers from the shock, churches in the region offer support.
Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders said 21 aid workers died. Air Force admits the original target was a Boko Haram camp in the region.
“Pilot error or a technical fault, but not terrorism, were likely to have caused the crash”, Russia’s transport minister said. 92 have died.
Thousands attended the ordination of a well-known Pentecostal leader. The President of the State is among the survivors.
Two football players and the stewardess who survived the tragedy are evangelical Christians: “The situation is complicated, difficult”. Fans gathered to pray the Lord’s Prayer.
“Haitian believers will someday be the channel through which God will restore this country”. Miqueas Forster (GAiN Spain) just returned from a humanitarian trip to the country.
Since the hurricane, at least thirteen people have died of cholera. "The worst crisis is yet to come”, NGOs warn.
At least 2 people died in Haiti and 4 in the Dominican Republic, thousands displaced. Christian charities are working in Haiti. Two million people urged to evacuate in several US states.
There were 45 unaccompanied children in one of the rescued boats. “The EU cannot turn its back to the people who risk their lives fleeing from violence, extreme poverty and political persecution.”
The plane had 66 people on board. Egypt's civil aviation minister has said the possibility of a terror attack is stronger than technical failure.
Around 400 could have disappeared in “another tragedy”, Italian President Sergio Mattarella said. In a separate incident, six bodies were found and 108 rescued in Libya. Migration tops EU meeting.