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Trump’s revocation of transgender bathroom rules is “good for children”, says evangelical leader
Trump’s revocation of transgender bathroom rules is “good for children”, says evangelical leader

Southern Baptist Russell Moore: “Christians must continue to insist that the worldview of the sexual revolution harms men and women and advocate for the inherent dignity of all.”

 
 
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“Violence against women is increasingly being used as a tool of persecution in India”
“Violence against women is increasingly being used as a tool of persecution in India”

An in-depth interview with Vijayesh Lal of the Evangelical Fellowship India. Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh are the states were Christians face the strongest persecution.

 
 
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Sports

 
Wesley So: “I am not foolish enough to think I can do this by myself”
Wesley So: “I am not foolish enough to think I can do this by myself”

World chess #2 shares with Evangelical Focus his Christian convictions and the central role faith plays in his day-to-day life, which he defines as “simple and quiet”.

 
 
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World Evangelical Alliance

 
Christians should have a “biblically informed perspective” on refugees
Christians should have a “biblically informed perspective” on refugees

The World Evangelical Alliance: “We wholeheartedly affirm the clear teaching of the Holy Bible that the people of God are called by God to ‘love’ and ‘welcome’ the foreigner and stranger”.

 
 
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Climate change

 
2016 was the warmest year on record
2016 was the warmest year on record

Scientists say human emissions of CO2, the warming of the Arctic, and El Nino were the main factors of the new high. “God has called us to be responsible stewards of creation”, Christian activists say.

 
 
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Africa

 
Accidental airstrike kills dozens at Nigerian refugee camp
Accidental airstrike kills dozens at Nigerian refugee camp

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.

 
 
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World Watch List 2017

 
WWL 2017: Persecution on the rise in India and Southeast Asia
WWL 2017: Persecution on the rise in India and Southeast Asia

According to Open Doors, 215 million Christians suffer “high, very high or extreme persecution”. North Korea continues at the top of the World Watch List. Africa is the region in which more Christians are killed because of their faith.

 
 
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Open Doors Spain

 
Markus and the question that changed everything
Markus and the question that changed everything

Young Markus had been an ambitious Muslim. He studied in an Islamic university led by his father and his mission was to reach out to Christian youth and lead them to the “right path”.

 
 
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Islamic terrorism

 
Daesh claims Turkey nightclub attack against ‘protectors of the Cross’
Daesh claims Turkey nightclub attack against ‘protectors of the Cross’

Nationals of Germany, Belgium and France among victims of New Year’s Day attack. In Turkey, 300 people were killed in terrorist attacks in 2016.

 
 
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Honduras

 
Evangelical pastor member of anti-corruption group survives a shooting
Evangelical pastor member of anti-corruption group survives a shooting

The attack “will not make me give up”, pastor Machado says. The Latin American Evangelical Alliance calls to pray for him and for the task of fighting corruption in Honduras.

 
 
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Egypt

 
Christians and Muslims have chance to “strengthen ties” after Cairo attack
Christians and Muslims have chance to “strengthen ties” after Cairo attack

Secretary General of the Bible Society of Egypt, Ramez Atallah underlines the “general denouncing of this tragic incident by Muslims in all media”.

 
 
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Interview

 
“I shared the Gospel with the terrorists that almost killed my son”
“I shared  the Gospel with the terrorists that almost killed my son”

The story of pastor David Ortiz is a message of hope in the midst of barbarism. The power of God works in a way that is both real and supernatural.

 
 
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Human Rights

 
Two Yazidi women receive EU Parliament’s Sakharov Prize
Two Yazidi women receive EU Parliament’s Sakharov Prize

Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar survived Daesh slavery. “There remain more than 3,500 child and women held hostage as slaves under Daesh. Every day they die a thousand times”, they told MEPs.

 
 
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State of Akwa Ibom

 
Nigeria: dozens die as church roof collapses
Nigeria: dozens die as church roof collapses

Thousands attended the ordination of a well-known Pentecostal leader. The President of the State is among the survivors.

 
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Islamic terrorism

 
Coptic Christians mourn victims of Cairo cathedral attack
Coptic Christians mourn victims of Cairo cathedral attack

Twenty-five were killed on Sunday, mostly women and children. The government does not protect the Christian minority well enough, protesters say. Islamic radicals target their homes and businesses.

 
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Colombia - Brazil

 
Are those who died in the plane crash going to be saved?
Are those who died in the plane crash going to be saved?

Communicating the idea that Christians somehow deserve more of God’s protection would be untrue and would actually collide with the teachings of Jesus Christ.

 
 
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Movement Day Global Cities

 
Being a Christian in a big city
Being a Christian in a big city

In New York, 3,500 people from over ninety countries were challenged to have an impact in urban areas in the spheres of action, social involvement and culture. Bill Hybels, Timothy Keller and Mac Pier among more than 50 speakers.

 
 
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6 survivors, 75 dead

 
Three evangelical Christians among plane crash survivors: “Only God can give us strength now”
Three evangelical Christians among plane crash survivors: “Only God can give us strength now”

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.

 
 
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Human Rights

 
Chinese house-church Christians among victims of forced organ harvesting
Chinese house-church Christians among victims of forced organ harvesting

“Organ pillaging in China is a crime in which the Communist Party, the health system, hospitals, and the transplant profession are all complicit”, Human Rights activist David Kilgour tells Canadian lawmakers.

 
 
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Interview

 
“Haiti seems to be in a state of continuous post-traumatic shock”
“Haiti seems to be in a state of continuous post-traumatic shock”

“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.

 
 
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Rise of Islamism

 
Toddler dies after church attack in Indonesia
Toddler dies after church attack in Indonesia

All of the victims of the attack are members of a Protestant Batak Church, three other children are injured. In recent demonstrations, radical Muslims protested against the influence of Christians.

 
 
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Trump, President

 
Christian leaders in the USA call to pray for the new government
Christian leaders in the USA call to pray for the new government

Russell Moore: “We are not, first, Republicans or Democrats, conservatives or progressives. We are the church of the resurrected and triumphant Lord Jesus Christ.”

 
 
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Cinema

 
Disney film portrays the work of a Christian humanitarian association
Disney film portrays the work of a Christian humanitarian association

“Queen of Katwe” is the true story of Phiona Mutesi, an Ugandan girl who became a professional chess player, with the help of a Christian ministry which works with children in Africa.

 
 
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Jakarta

 
Indonesian Christians fear rise of violence after Islamists call to punish ‘blasphemy’
Indonesian Christians fear rise of violence after Islamists call to punish ‘blasphemy’

“Pray that God will protect the churches in the country”, say believers after 50,000 Muslims rallied against alleged “blasphemy” of Christian Governor of Jakarta Basuki Ahok Thahaja Purnama.

 
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Faith and politics

 
U.S. Evangelicals change their mind: personal ethics of politicians not important anymore
U.S. Evangelicals change their mind: personal ethics of politicians not important anymore

In 2011, only 30% of white evangelical Protestants believed “elected officials can behave ethically even if they have committed transgressions in their personal lives”. Now 72% do, says survey. 

 
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Pressure on Christians

 
Emergency order broadens Turkey’s powers to deport foreigners
Emergency order broadens Turkey’s powers to deport foreigners

Now the government can independently deport anyone it deems a threat to “public security” without a judicial order or review. The directive was issued over the weekend.

 
 
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Prosperity gospel Bishop becomes Mayor of Rio de Janeiro
Prosperity gospel Bishop becomes Mayor of Rio de Janeiro

Marcelo Crivella is nephew of Universal Church of the Kingdom of God leader Edo Maceido. The image of most ‘evangelical’ politicians in Brazil is very bad, says sociologist.

 
 
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Iraq

 
Daesh loses control over several Christian cities

Qaraqosh, the so-called “Christian capital”, is among the cities recovered. Christian refugees held a vigil to celebrate it. Experts believe the advance to Mosul will be long and difficult.

 
 
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Reformation 2017

 
Influential evangelical leaders issue manifesto: “Is the Reformation over?”
Influential evangelical leaders issue manifesto: “Is the Reformation over?”

“The issues that gave birth to the Reformation five hundred years ago are still very much alive in the twenty-first century for the whole church”, says a document published ahead of the 500th anniversary. More than 50 evangelical leaders have signed it.  

 
 
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United Nations

 
Evangelicals welcome appointment of António Guterres: “Pray for him”
Evangelicals welcome appointment of António Guterres: “Pray for him”

“Pray that God would use Guterres and the UN to lessen the suffering in our world, and in humility serve those who are most vulnerable”, says World Evangelical Alliance Secretary General Efraim Tendero.

 
 
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Israel

 
UNESCO resolution describes the Temple Mount as holy to Muslims alone
UNESCO resolution describes the Temple Mount as holy to Muslims alone

The motion condemns Israel on several issues regarding Jerusalem and its holy sites. Due to Israeli efforts, no European country backed the motion.
 

 
 
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9 years later

 
Killers in Malatya slayings convicted and sentenced
Killers in Malatya slayings convicted and sentenced

After a nine-year legal saga, a Turkish criminal court today sentenced five men to life in prison for the torture and murder of three Christians in southeast Turkey in 2007.

 
 
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Philip Yancey: US evangelicals should learn from Europe’s history of religion and power
Philip Yancey: US evangelicals should learn from Europe’s history of religion and power

“I am staggered that so many evangelical Christians would somehow paint a man who is a bully, who made his money by casinos, who has had several wives and several affairs, as someone that we could stand behind”.

 
 
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Religious freedom

 
Nicaraguan evangelicals and the government come to an agreement
Nicaraguan evangelicals and the government come to an agreement

The restrictive norm against the entrance of missionaries has been declared void. “We thank the government for being understanding”, evangelical representatives said.

 
 
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Freedom of religion

 
Nicaraguan government restricts missionary work

Evangelical leaders believe the norm is unfair and initiate talks with the government. The Nicaraguan Catholic Episcopal Conference supports the law and warns against “dangerous evangelicals” coming from abroad.

 
 
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Bizarre trial

 
Coptic teenagers sentenced in Egypt for ‘defaming Islam’ in video flee to Switzerland
Coptic teenagers sentenced in Egypt for ‘defaming Islam’ in video flee to Switzerland

The boys were stunned when they heard the news that they were sentenced to five years in prison. “I was shocked; I couldn’t believe it, I was so confused,” Shehata said. In early April, the boys’ left the places they were hiding, snuck out of Egypt and flew to Turkey.

 
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#YLG2016

 
17 ideas heard at YLG 2016
17 ideas heard at YLG 2016

Michael Oh, Os Guiness, René Breuel, Rebecca Manley Pippert, Mutua Mahiani, Anne Zaki, Ravi Zacharias and others shared their views at the Lausanne Movement Younger Leaders Gathering in Jakarta (Indonesia).

 
 
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#YLG2016

 
YLG2016: A generation faithful to the gospel and connected to the global mission
YLG2016: A generation faithful to the gospel and connected to the global mission

Young evangelical leaders from around the world brought together by the Lausanne Movement, shared eight days in Jakarta (Indonesia). Thinkers like Os Guiness, Ravi Zacharias or Anne Zaki were part of a meeting in which participants from 150 countries talked face to face and initiated projects.

 
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Interview

 
“There is an increasing interest in reaching out to the North Africans”
“There is an increasing interest in reaching out to the North Africans”

Every summer thousands cross the ports of Southern Europe in their trip to Africa. Operation Transit volunteers go to these cities and offer Bibles and evangelistic materials. 

 
 
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Sao Paulo

 
Brazil’s March for Jesus gathers more than 350,000
Brazil’s March for Jesus gathers more than 350,000

Organisers say 3 million attended the “biggest event organised by Christians in the world.” National media describe it as a “Christian carnival.”

 
 
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Testimonies

 
Ecuador: “There are stories of miracles but there is also much pain”
Ecuador: “There are stories of miracles but there is also much pain”

Two Christians in Ecuador explain how the country tries to go back to its feet after an earthquake killed more than 430 people. “May the Lord give us wisdom and words of hope for those who have suffered the devastation.”

 
 
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Israel and the world

 
USA UN ambassador denounces Security Council’s anti-Israel bias
USA UN ambassador denounces Security Council’s anti-Israel bias

During her first press conference, Nikki Haley stated that the UN has “breathtaking double standards” with Israel, but the US  “will not turn a blind eye to this anymore.”

 
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Terry Garde

 
Mining for a living in the majority world
Mining for a living in the majority world

It is estimated that over 100 million people in the majority world base their livelihoods on locally mining gold, precious stones, and other high-value minerals with minimal equipment, capital, and training.

 
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US Evangelical leaders issue a letter denouncing Trump’s refugee ban
US Evangelical leaders issue a letter denouncing Trump’s refugee ban

“As Christians, we have a historic call expressed over two thousand years, to serve the suffering”. Signatories include Timothy and Cathy Keller, Ed Stetzer, Max Lucado and Bill and Lynne Hybels. 

 
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Politics and faith

 
Trump finds “strength” in the prayers of Christians
Trump finds “strength” in the prayers of Christians

In his first National Prayer Breakfast, the President of the USA says he will eliminate the Johnson Amendment to “let religious representatives speak freely without fear of retribution”.

 
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Canada

 
Mosque shooting in Quebec leaves 6 dead
Mosque shooting in Quebec leaves 6 dead

"It is a terrorist attack on Muslims in a centre of worship and refuge", Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, denounced. Two men have been arrested.

 
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Persecuted Christians

 
Nigerian authorities demolish two church buildings
Nigerian authorities demolish two church buildings

“This demolition was done out of injustice and discrimination”, said Rev. Musa. Six more churches are due to be demolished.

 
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Danielle Strickland

 
Our best hope for a better world
Our best hope for a better world

We are free, in Christ, to be all that God had originally intended us to be. Christians should be shouting the news that equality is part of God’s intended plan.

 
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The Philippines

 
Filipino President declares January as “National Bible Month”
Filipino President declares January as  “National Bible Month”

President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation defines the Bible as “fitting and proper for the molding of the spiritual, moral and social fiber of our citizenry.”

 
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Israel, the UN resolution and the long conflict
Israel, the UN resolution and the long conflict

Shira Sorko-Ram, pastor and journalist in Israel, shares her views and a historical and biblical context on the latest events.

 
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Open Doors Spain

 
Yemen: Faith flourishes in the midst of war
Yemen: Faith flourishes in the midst of war

Jamil, a former Muslim: “Yemenis follow Christ with all their hearts. There is no way back. We all know that. Becoming a Christian will cost you much”.

 
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Students

 
Protesting university fees – taking a Christian stand
Protesting university fees – taking a Christian stand

Over the past year, there have been protests about university fees in South Africa. Christian students are serving as mediators, engaging with both students and university management.

 
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Islam in Indonesia

 
Emotions swirl as blasphemy trial begins in Indonesia against Jakarta governor
Emotions swirl as blasphemy trial begins in Indonesia against Jakarta governor

Outside the heavily guarded court, those opposing Ahok chanted, “Jail Ahok, jail Ahok, jail Ahok now”. Muslim clerics refer to the Christian politician as a “son of Satan”.

 
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Pressure on Christians

 
Pastor in Turkey imprisoned, charged with “terrorism”
Pastor in Turkey imprisoned, charged with “terrorism”

Rev. Andrew Brunson has been serving in Turkey for 23 years. After being detained for 64 days, he now faces “terrorism” charges and alleged links with the Fetullah Gulen movement.

 
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José de Segovia

 
Broken dreams in Havana
Broken dreams in Havana

The new man, dreamed up by el Che, does not exist and will never exist, if he is not born from above.

 
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Persecution

 
The secret church in Central Asia
The secret church in Central Asia

In the region, almost 40% of the Protestant churches have become secret churches. “We do not want to be associated with anything illegal and our desire is to be law-abiding citizens”.

 
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Africa

 
Family rejection and God’s embrace in the Horn of Africa
Family rejection and God’s embrace in the Horn of Africa

The number of believers of Muslim background has increased radically in the Horn of Africa, despite the high costs associated with the decision of leaving  Islam to follow Christ whole-heartedly.

 
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Jack Barentsen

 
US Elections: Outrage or Reconciliation - A Matter of Identity Leadership
US Elections: Outrage or Reconciliation - A Matter of Identity Leadership

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.

 
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Jeff Fountain

 
Waking up to a new World Order
Waking up to a new World Order

A man who thinks the whole world revolves around him has been helped into the White House by millions of evangelical Christians.

 
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Movement Day: Cities and the Gospel
Movement Day: Cities and the Gospel

Movement Day Global Cities brought together 3,500 participants from 90 countries. About 50 speakers reflected in New York on the impact of the gospel in the big metropolis.

 
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Environment

 
World’s largest marine reserve will be established in Antarctica
World’s largest marine reserve will be established in Antarctica

The Southern Ocean will be sheltered from fishing in the next 35 years. The agreement comes after five years of negotiations. Russia was the last one to accept it.

 
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Region of Mandera

 
Islamic extremists kill 12 Christian students in Kenya

The theatre group was made up of university students who travelled to the mainly Muslim area of Mandera to perform plays in local schools. “The attackers knew exactly whom they were attacking, that is, the Christians”.

 
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Persecuted Christians

 
At least 48 Christians killed in Kaduna, Nigeria massacres
At least 48 Christians killed in Kaduna, Nigeria massacres

Besides the killings, hundreds of Christians have been displaced. Houses, worship centers and crops that were ready for harvest have all been destroyed.

 
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UN

 
New UN leader Guterres supports faith groups influence and work in society
New UN leader Guterres supports faith groups influence and work in society

Former Prime Minister of Portugal will be the next UN Secretary General. During his time as UN High Commissioner for Refugees, he always defended the importance of faith organisations´work.

 
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Faith and politics

 
‘Evangelical cuacuses’ and their influence in Brazilian politics
‘Evangelical cuacuses’ and their influence in Brazilian politics

Candidates supported by megachurches had good results in the local elections. But “many evangelical politicians have been more corrupt than the average”, sociologist Paul Freston explains in an interview.

 
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Peace deal

 
Colombian evangelicals divided about the future of the country
Colombian evangelicals divided about the future of the country

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.”

 
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Worst hurricane since 2007

 
Hurricane Matthew hits Haiti and threatens the US

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.

 
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Peace referendum

 
Colombians vote against peace agreement with FARC rebels
Colombians vote against peace agreement with FARC rebels

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.

 
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Peace in Syria

 
“Peace in Syria requires the involvement of each one of us”
“Peace in Syria requires the involvement of each one of us”

“We must start by making peace where we are”, Harutiun Selimian, president of the Evangelical Armenian community in Syria told French newspaper La Croix.

 
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Interview

 
The mission of Evangelical Alliances across the world… 170 years later
The mission of Evangelical Alliances across the world… 170 years later

“It is when all the ‘pieces’ come together that our response is really relevant and can have an impact on every level - locally, nationally, regionally and globally”, says WEA Communications Director Timothy Goropevsek.

 
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Survey

 
A study estimates the “economic value” of religion in USA
A study estimates the “economic value” of religion in USA

Authors of the study stated that religion is worth $1.2 trillion to the US economy. “Religion provides purpose-driven institutional and economic contributions to society.”

 
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War

 
The war in Syria so far: 300,000 killed

Three in ten victims are civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. 15,000 children have lost their lives since 2011.

 
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Updated data

 
‘Uprooted’: 1 in 200 children in the world is a refugee
‘Uprooted’: 1 in 200 children in the world is a refugee

The number of child refugees doubles in 10 years. 7 in 10 children seeking refuge in Europe come from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. 

 
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Nigeria

 
Seven Nigerian Christians killed at their homes
Seven Nigerian Christians killed at their homes

Church leaders say attacks on Christian communities by Muslim herdsmen constitute a war “by Islam to eliminate Christianity” in Nigeria.

 
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USA elections

 
White evangelicals increasingly support Donald Trump
White evangelicals increasingly support Donald Trump

According to Pew Foundation, eight out of ten white evangelicals support Trump, and "cannot conceive" to vote Hillary Clinton,who has become the first female presidential candidate.

 
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Religious freedom

 
Chinese churches banned from worship during G20 Summit
Chinese churches banned from worship during G20 Summit

Large religious activities have also been banned to create a "safe environment." Zhejiang has been an area particularly targeted by cross removal government campaign.

 
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Uganda

 
Former imam loses family and home after turning to Christ
Former imam loses family and home after turning to Christ

“I had to flee that night, leaving my entire family behind,” said Kuluseni Iguru Tenywa, the father of four children.

 
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Students

 
Talking about suicide
Talking about suicide

800,000 people a year commit suicide. It is the second leading cause of death among people 15-29 years of age. Students in Brazil received training on how to respond from a Biblical perspective.

 
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Safari Children’s Choir
Safari Children’s Choir

28 boys and girls from Uganda sing songs of hope in a tour through Spain. Photos of a concert at an evangelical church in Terrassa.

 
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USA

 
Christianity grows among Native Americans
Christianity grows among Native Americans

About 90% of the Native Americans have minimal or no connection to Christianity. “There are no mega-churches with Indians, but we have people who love the Lord”, Emerson Falls, former chairman of FoNAC, said.

 
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Moyra Dale

 
Engaging with the Women’s Mosque Movement
Engaging with the Women’s Mosque Movement

The basic place of meeting between Christian and Muslim is our shared regard for Jesus the Messiah; and the most fundamental point of difference is not the place of women or of violence, but who we believe the Messiah to be.

 
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Report

 
Global Baptist family reunion at Vancouver to confer on migration and terrorism
Global Baptist family reunion at Vancouver to confer on migration and terrorism

Issues of social justice are discussed at the Annual Gathering of the Baptist World Alliance. The meeting is hosted on July 4-9 in Vancouver.

 
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Michael Gowen

 
Colombia – Peace at last?
Colombia – Peace at last?

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.

 
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Analysis

 
Amid defiance and pull-outs, Orthodox Council advances
Amid defiance and pull-outs, Orthodox Council advances

In 1961, the preparation for a historical “Holy and Great” council was started. It was to be the Eighth Church Council. However, issues of faith lost out to issues of politics.

 
 

 
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Israel, the UN resolution and the long conflict Israel, the UN resolution and the long conflict

Shira Sorko-Ram, pastor and journalist in Israel, shares her views and a historical and biblical context on the latest events.

 
Lindsay Brown: Islam and the Gospel in Europe Lindsay Brown: Islam and the Gospel in Europe

Is the arrival of thousands of Muslims to Europe a threat to Christianity? What is the growth of evangelical churches in Eastern and Southern Europe? An interview with theologian and Lausanne Movement representative Lindsay Brown.

 
Giovanni Traettino: “Pope Francis is my brother in Christ” Giovanni Traettino: “Pope Francis is my brother in Christ”

Evangelical Focus asked the well-known Pentecostal pastor about his “open” approach to Roman Catholicism. Traettino defended his position about ecumenism during the Italian Evangelical Alliance 2016 assembly (8-9 April, Rome).

 
Efraim Tendero: Relationship with Roman Catholicism and other current issues Efraim Tendero: Relationship with Roman Catholicism and other current issues

The World Evangelical Alliance Secretary General participated in the Italian Evangelical Alliance assembly (Rome, 8-9 April). In this interview with Evangelical Focus, Bp Tendero talks about the need to listen to local churches and to face challenges like the refugee crisis and climate change. 

 
Thomas Bucher: Vision of the EEA Thomas Bucher: Vision of the EEA

Influence in society, evangelical identity and projects in Europe. An interview with Thomas Bucher, secretary general of the European Evangelical Alliance.

 
Evi Rodemann: Youth and mission Evi Rodemann: Youth and mission

“We want to see the youth not just being equipped, but also being multipliers”, Evi Rodemann director of Mission-Net. The European Congress took place in Germany from December 28 to January 2.

 
Greg Pritchard: European Leadership Forum Greg Pritchard: European Leadership Forum

Pritchard explains the vision of ELF, comments on the 2015 event in Poland and reflects on what it means to have an "evangelical identity".

 
Pablo Martinez comments on Evangelical Focus’ launch Pablo Martinez comments on Evangelical Focus’ launch

Author and international speaker Dr Pablo Martínez discusses the main challenges in Europe nowadays and hopes Evangelical Focus will be a useful tool to help build bridges between churches and society.

 
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‘Reconciliation’ in the Basque Country ‘Reconciliation’ in the Basque Country

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. 

 
WPF17: A look at the world’s current issues WPF17: A look at the world’s current issues

A selection of pictures of World Press Photo 2017.

 
‘Progress of Europe, deeply connected to Bible’ ‘Progress of Europe, deeply connected to Bible’

Indian author Vishal Mangalwadi spoke about how the biblical worldview shaped the West. 300 professionals attended annual GBG meeting on faith and work in Cullera (Spain). Photos: J.P. Serrano, S. Vera.

 
Impressions of Lausanne's #ylg2016 Impressions of Lausanne's #ylg2016

Around 1,000 young Christian leaders from 150 countries are participating in the 2016 Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering, to reflect on global mission.

 
“Spain, we pray for you” “Spain, we pray for you”

Hundreds of evangelical Christians from many denominations marched in Madrid (Spain) to pray for their city, the authorities and asking God to bring hope to its society. Many gathered in other cities on June, 11.

 
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What mistakes do Christians make in trying to help someone scarred by abuse? What mistakes do Christians make in trying to help someone scarred by abuse?

Counselor Diane Langberg on how to listen to victims well.

 
What historical obstacles do European missionaries need to overcome? What historical obstacles do European missionaries need to overcome?

Teaching Director of Youth for Christ in Sri Lanka Ajith Fernando answers the question.

 
You-To live-How? You-To live-How?

The Roldan Camacho are a Spanish couple with deafness. They tell us how the whole family experiences everyday life through sign language. A video report by Gabriela Pérez.

 
Jerusalem and the Messiah Jerusalem and the Messiah

‘This is the place where the Messiah chose to come, die and... return’. A video produced by Alto Concept.

 
The impact of investigative journalism on the Church The impact of investigative journalism on the Church

Journalistic research is key to help Christians think about the implications of their faith, says Finnish journalist Leif Nummela. 

 
“Who can help me? I want to become a Christian” “Who can help me? I want to become a Christian”

Nikos Stefanidis of ‘Helping Hands’ in Athens (Greece) shares the story of an Afghan lady who decided to follow Jesus.

 
Philip Yancey interview Philip Yancey interview

An 8-minute interview with Philip Yancey on the role of Christians in a secularised society. Recorded in Madrid, September 2016.

 
An interview with Prof. John Lennox An interview with Prof. John Lennox

New atheism, the definition of "faith", Christianity in Europe, the role of the Bible in mission, and the need to listen more. An exclusive interview recorded at "Forum Apologética" (Tarragona, Spain) in May 2016.

 
 
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