The life of evangelical churches and their spiritual leaders has been portrayed in some recent films and series. Can they help us start conversations?
According to the Observatory for Religious Freedom and Conscience, these incidents grew by 20% in 2018.
“There is neither a primary nor a secondary church like before”, President Evo Morales said. Some evangelical denominations reject the law, arguing that it entails an interference by the state.
There are 331 municipalities of more than 5,000 inhabitants with no evangelical church. Reaching them “continues to be one of the great shortcomings of the mission in Spain”.
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.
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The Algerian Protestant Church “fully shares the aspirations and the legitimate demands of the Algerian people in their peaceful fight for a modern and democratic Republic”.
Churches pray that the tensions caused by the postponement of the presidential election will result in a peaceful political transition.
Unidentified people entered an Assemblies of God church in Angouleme on Friday night. They threw paint on the walls and Bibles, and damaged musical instruments and the sound system.
The government of Emmanuel Macron is working on a modification of the religion law of 1905.
Around 750 women gathered in Spain under the motto “Our Mission: Bringing His Kingdom” .
Most administrative prosecutions end in punishment. Many are prosecuted for sharing their faith on the street. “Believers go out to share their faith less often, and give out publications or invitations less openly”.
Hard-line Hindus tore down a church building in southern India because it was built on the west side of a village, which they said violated Hindu principles of placement and positioning, sources said.
According to World Watch List, released today by Open Doors International, 4,305 people died in 2018 because of their Christian faith. Christian persecution has drastically increased.
There are 4,238 evangelical places of worship in the country. Evangelical Christians are the religious minority with the greatest presence in the country.
Hundreds of Hong Kong worshippers attended church services on December 23 and 30 dressed in black, “to pray for both the persecuted and persecutors”.
According to the government, 508 Coptic, Orthodox, Protestant, and Catholic churches have received its approval since February. At the same time, eleven churches were shut down.
Pastor of Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengd, Wang Yi, was detained for allegedly “inciting subversion of state power”.
“Dozens of letters arrive in support to this cause, millions support us”, says the Bulgarian Evangelical Alliance. Prayer vigils planned for the next days.
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.
The Religious Liberty Commission of Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) denounces a “systematic campaign” against Christians. There have been 44 attacks in 2 months in Uttar Pradesh.
With more than 4,000 places of worship, evangelicals continue to advance in number in Spain. In an interview, researcher Máximo Álvarez analyzes this increase.
Since 2016, local authorities have cut off the access to water of seventeen evangelical families because they had refused to contribute to the local Catholic festivities.
“We highly appreciate all the letters you sent to our government officials. We pray that they will consider them carefully”, says the President of the Bulgarian Evangelical Alliance, Rumen Bordjiev.