The decision was taken at a special online session with 40 votes in favour, 20 against and 2 abstentions. It won’t be finalized until 2025.
The regime of Lukashenko, a key ally of Russia, continues to jail those who dared to demand freedom and more democracy in the 2020 protests.
A survey by Forum 18 shows that “violations of the human rights have increased since fraudulent presidential elections and the regime's support for Russia's invasion of Ukraine”.
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.
The parliament prepares a law to abandon the UN Human Rights Committee. The latest decision condemned violations against a Pentecostal pastor.
“The majority of refugee aid in Poland is provided by churches. If they weren't so committed to, the aid would have collapsed long ago”, a pastor says. An article by Johannes Reimer and Manuel Böhm.
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.
The Russian Orthodox leader, Patriarch Kirill, defines Russki Mir as a “special civilization which needs to be preserved”. He has become the main promoter of this nationalist idea.
The challenge for the peoples of Europe today is to find the balance between protecting borders and open borders.
“Those who are already stuck on either side of the border must receive urgent and adequate humanitarian aid”, says the evangelical body as it appeals to “Europe's Judaeo-Christian values of human dignity, justice, compassion and solidarity”.
The local leadership of the library together with local evangelicals had trained nearly 5 library workers and 40 volunteers from different churches of the city.
An interview with the pastor of New Life Church in Minsk, Vyacheslav Goncharenko: “We are praying for this nation, that we have a great revival”. Other churches and secular groups have expressed solidarity with the evangelical community.
Police officers entered New Life Church in Minsk to evict the building. The evangelical community had supported pro-democracy protests. “If one member suffers, all suffer”, evangelical denominations say in a joint statement.
"It will send a clear signal to those responsible: there will be consequences", says the representative of Foreign Affairs. Christian Solidarity Worldwide applauds the decision.
Over 17,000 have been detained since the start of the protests in summer. Christians fast and intercede for the country as the crisis continues.
Many oppose Lukashenko’s regime, but there is still a heated debate about what should be the Biblical position regarding the protests, says Sergei Tsvor of IFES Belarus.
In her State of the (European) Union, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, unfolded an ambitious ‘post-COVID-19’ plan for Europe and beyond.
A group of concerned pastors from 50 churches published an “Open letter to the Belarusian people”. They address political leaders, warn them of any misuse of power, and point towards the ultimate responsibility of all Belarusians before God.
At least 100 people were arrested this Sunday. Riot police targeted university students. An opposition leader and ither activists left the country, threatened with prison.
A conversation with Taras, a pastor from Minsk. What is happening in Belarus? How are evanvelical churches doing? How can we pray?
Tatsiana and her husband experienced the police brutality first-hand as they were arbitrarily arrested. In an interview, she shares her hopes for justice and a free future for Belarus.
The main evangelical churches release a joint statement calling Christians “to unite in prayer for our country [...] our hope is the Lord Jesus Christ”.
Many evangelicals support the protests as they call for “wisdom” in the fight for democracy. The weakened government of Lukashenko responds with violence and thousands of arrests. Natasha, a Christian, shares her views about the conflict.
The participants of the 4th annual bicycle ride "Velopiligrim" went across Belarus sharing their faith and visiting local churches.
Belarusian print newspaper “Kolokol” works to bring the gospel to regions with no access to internet, including prisons and nursing homes.
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