Dozens of members of Baptist churches killed in Plateau State as worship hall is converted into mosque.
Yury Sipko, who served in the past as head of the Russian Evangelical Baptist Union, has publicly prayed for the end of the invasion in Ukraine and called the war “a crime”. In the past, he criticised the laws restricting religious freedom.
This was the sixth edition of the youth event in Poland, in which over 3,500 people have already participated so far.
Christian leaders in Nigeria believe herdsmen attacks on Christian communities are inspired by their desire to forcefully take over Christians’ lands and impose Islam.
The war revealed the importance of the local church responding to crisis. The church is a humanitarian army present in many communities, skilled and equipped as a team for service.
In 2019 alone, 17 new churches were opened every day, according to a study by the University of Sao Paulo.
A court accused the First Church of Evangelical Christian Baptists of Bryansk of “introducing 'modern' ways of communicating according to 'Western standards'".
Local officers stormed into the church and “brutally beat church members, used electric shock prods to incapacitate them”, denounces Forum 18.
According to data presented by the Kyiv-based Institute for Religious Freedom, almost 500 religious sites have been damaged in the first year of the war.
As winter looms, churches in Ukraine work to get help for the most vulnerable in a context of hiking prices.
The church had been searched by military personnel of the Russian-backed authorities. Relatives and church members have not received answers.
Germany, Switzerland, and Austria will host the musical. The project with a large choir promoted by “Creative Church” wants to show what was behind Luther King’s famous “I have a dream”.
Over 1,200 attendees took part in the convention in Madrid.
The Baptist Theological Seminary cooperates with care centers to serve the community and “bring hope to the hopeless”. 400 Baptist churches were lost.
Many registered Cuban Protestant institutions did not remain silent, at the expense of various reprisals, such as losing their legal status.
Human rights activists said prosecutors mistakenly used a repealed article of the criminal code. Police also confiscated their Bibles and church material.
The organisation is flexing its muscles after the Madrid summit and announces the expansion of its borders and greater militarisation. Voices from the Evangelical and Protestant spheres analyse the new scenario.
The labour, the many donations and also the setbacks do not seem to have been in vain. A small Baptist union with less than 14,000 members is able to own this true gem.
Over 40 professors from the five Protestant faculties offering officially recognised degrees discussed strategies for improving the quality of teaching.
After a request to change the “ministerial recognition rules”, the denomination opens a hearing process on all levels. “Feelings run deep, and each of us is seeking to be faithful to Christ”.
The city of Bucha near Kyiv in Ukraine hit the headlines when horrific scenes of bodies on the streets were reported as a massacre following the invasion of Russian troops. One place that has remained a lifeline to those devastated by this tragedy is Bucha Baptist Church. As a result of their practical and spiritual ministry to the community their services are full to capacity every week. Miraculously the building is still standing despite missiles narrowly missing the church.
The main event was a congress that gathered over 300 people under the theme “Roots and zeal”. “We want to discern what God expects from us for the next years”.
The Baptist Union of Spain has been in Ukraine monitoring the delivery of humanitarian aid. Amid the need and pain, “the churches there are experiencing a revival”, says Daniel Banyuls.
In Cuba, Christian associations such as the Patmos Institute or the Evangelical League offered their resources to those in need.
According to the authorities, the explosion was caused by a gas leak. The building of a nearby Baptist church was severely damaged.