The National Council of Evangelicals in France strengthens its action to identify abuses and listen to victims from church contexts.
The venue in Besançon was chosen because it is well served. “It is not the place that makes the church, it is the people who make it”, says the pastor.
Gabriel Attal is 34 years old, openly gay and raised as an Orthodox Christian.
The National Council of Evangelicals in France organised a gala dinner, “to encourage and honour those who bear a public evangelical witness on social media”.
The National Council of Evangelicals in France approved a document to “bring vision and unity to the mission of the churches, without denying their diversity”.
Almost all political parties were represented in the peaceful march. The French National Council of Evangelical Christians condemns the one thousand antisemitic acts recorded in recent weeks.
Reactions from evangelical Christians in France, UK, Spain, Germany, and the European Evangelical Alliance.
Aspects of the anti-Separatism law of 2021 “undermine freedom of religion”, says the World Evangelical Alliance at the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
‘Torrents de vie’ organises camps to help people struggling with their sexual orientation. The Equality Minister condemns what she describes as “homophobia and transphobia on display”.
The government wants “a balance between opening up this new right to the French people and the legitimate concerns of professionals”.
Attackers entered the worship place, smashed windows, destroyed the prayer room, and wrote the message: “The last prophet was Mohamed”.
Clément Diedrichs was proposed by the Minister of the Interior to recognise his 36 years of service to the National Council of Evangelicals in France.
French evangelicals welcome the motion. “It constitutes an urgent first step in the face of an inescapable challenge for our society”.
“Humanity lies in refusing to give in to demographic, lobbyist or economic pressures that call for facilitating early death", says the National Council of Evangelicals in France.
The figure has increased 15-fold since 1950, says the newest report of the CNEF. At the end of 2022, there were at least 2,700 active evangelical worship places in the country.
Throughout a weekend in Paris, representatives of all kinds of evangelical and Protestant churches came together to reflect on how to be “a church on mission”.
Stop abus aims to “make our churches more welcoming and safer”, says the CNEF. Evangelicals had already released a guide of good practices to fight sexual abuse.
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 church of the pastor was destroyed by fire. A delegation of French evangelicals was visiting the country to discuss the application of the ‘separatism law’ in the overseas region.
Evangelical Christians encourage the re-elected President of France to “build an authentically human society”. Protestants remind him that “the Republic is secular but French society is not”.
Uncertainty and discontentment give the far-right a chance to win the Presidential election on Sunday. But Protestants continue to support Macron, says researcher Sebastien Fath.
Macron is the favourite ahead of the 2022 Presidential election on 10 April but the right is stronger than five years ago.
Candidates from the radical left to the far-right compete against Emmanuel Macron on 10 April. The Evangelical Council proposes “values stemming from the Christian faith” that help “build society”.
A report shows that there were also 589 against Jews, and 213 to Muslims . “Physical violence is on the increase”, said an evangelical leader.
Evangelicals say the new contract “contains guarantees for freedom of religion” but also warn about its application, because “certain terms could be misinterpreted”.