The German Chancellor comes from a Lutheran family. He speaks about the Christian influence in society but remains silent about his personal beliefs.
The German debate around the CDU party is not new. Everywhere in Europe the Christian Democracy is on the defeat. This is a warning for evangelicals as well.
The German Chancellor received the Carlos V Award. She appealed to defend the EU values and to strengthen cooperation and unity to face the future challenges.
The rise of the Greens and the Liberals makes them essential to reach a coalition deal.
Several candidates hoping to succeed Angela Merkel have referred to their personal faith. An interview with German journalist Jonathan Steinert about the key issues of the 26 September vote.
Angela Merkel today is recognised as one of the world’s most successful and trusted political leaders. Why?
European leaders meet to set up “rigorous measures for a rapid and coordinated response to terrorism”. Austria targets the Muslim Brotherhood while Spain starts the trial against the Barcelona attackers.
One of the attackers was shot dead. There have been some arrests in an operation still open. Evangelicals call to “pray for the emergency services, the injured and relatives of the victims”.
Italy and Spain will be the main recipients of the grants. The biggest joint borrowing ever agreed by the EU came after almost five days of tense talks.
“Banks and governments do not have to keep money back, but to be proactive and stimulate the market”, says the director of the World Evangelical Alliance Business Coalition.
“Such an army would need to be subordinated to a common government”, says political analyst Olaf Bernárdez. Some evangelicals say more military is not the solution.
The deal has not been published yet. Theresa May has summoned her cabinet to an emergency meeting this Wednesday to discuss it. One of the most contentious issues is the Northern Ireland “backstop”.
Hungarian and Italian leaders meet in Milan with the 2019 EU Parliament elections in mind. “There are two sides at the moment in Europe”, Hungarian President Orbán said.
The increase in diplomatic tensions between France and Italy reopen the debate about the future of the European Union. “Our ties are found in Christ and are so much stronger than these political games”, says the Italian Evangelical Alliance.
The SPD would have Finance, Labor and Foreign Affairs Ministries. Merkel’s CDU gains the Economy Ministry, and Bavaria's CSU takes over the Interior Ministry.
Speaking in Wittenberg on 31 October, the German Chancellor said the Reformation anniversary is “a great opportunity to strengthen the awareness about the Christian roots in our society”.
Coalition talks will be “tough”, the Chancellor admits. Concerns in Europe as AfD’s anti-migration party gets 94 seats in the Federal parliament.
The national election is on September, 24. “Evangelicals have the chance to help re-formulate basic principles of how we can live together peacefully”, says journalist Nicolai Franz.
Contemporary Germany may be the European leader, but the Berlin Wall still casts a long shadow over the country’s economic, political and spiritual landscape.
Violence could break out in Hamburg as thousands protest against world political leaders. Christians set up five Houses of Prayer.
The German Evangelical Alliance describes the Protestant State Church’s support for gay marriage as “catastrophic.” The law was passed despite the opposition of Chancellor Angela Merkel.
“Children face suspicion upon arrival”, the report states. Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended her policies on refugees in the wake of recent terror attacks
First integration law in German history will facilitate refugees to live and work in the country, if they learn about language and culture.
More than 15,000 rally in Dresden, supporting Pegida. There was also a anti-PEGIDA demonstration, which attracted 15,000-19,000 people.
The German chancellor speaks about her personal life in an interview with the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Her father was a Lutheran pastor.