“Jesus Christ teaches us not to kill and he followed this also”, said a Baptist sentenced with two-year jail term for refusing military service.
About 100,000 have crossed the border into Armenia. The World Evangelical Alliance is concerned about the blockade of humanitarian aid in the region.
As an evangelical Christian, I specifically call upon my brothers and sisters in faith to make the first Sunday after Easter a day of mourning for the victims of wars.
It is time, if you haven’t already, to add the ongoing suffering of Armenians to your prayer and action list.
Civil targets hit in the worst attack in months. Putin blames Ukraine for bridge explosion in Crimea as Belarus announces a joint military force. Christians in Kyiv react with Bible verses.
Nearly a hundred people have been killed in recent days after the military confrontation between the two countries resumed.
Artsakh has approached the Peace and Reconciliation Network of the WEA that will lead to extensive trainings in trauma therapy both on the territory of Artsakh as well as in Armenia.
The disputed area of Nagorno-Karabakh is at the centre of the conflict. Armenian Christians: “Suspend all military activities which only serve to kill and harm innocent lives”.
“The atmosphere in the country is changed, there is hope and trust over the future”, says Armenian Human Rights activist and evangelical Christian Hasmik Hovsepyan.
A church leader speaks about the opportunities and challenges after the fall of the government. “All my friends have actively participated in the protests and all of us have the same hopes for our country”.
A recent EBF Mission Partnership conference in Georgia sought to ‘encourage, and inspire in ministry’ a group of indigenous church planters from Eastern Europe.
One in three citizens think corruption is one of the biggest problems facing their country. Ukraine, Moldova, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Spain are the worst judged.
“We must start by making peace where we are”, Harutiun Selimian, president of the Evangelical Armenian community in Syria told French newspaper La Croix.
WEA’s Efraim Tendero argues stories of 1.5 million people must be told. Dr Schirrmacher says “politicians cannot refute academic research”.