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”.
Data published by the National Council of Evangelicals in France (CNEF) paints a picture about how French Christians see their workplace.
Christians and churches worldwide will join for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Christians on November 7 and 14.
In France, the CNEF has appointed a new President to start in June 2022, while in Germany the EKD will have elections in November to choose a new Council President and governing body.
The EPUdF approved same-sex marriage in 2015. Since then, some churches have left the denomination.
“We have a responsibility to prevent, to react and to set an example in whatever we can do”, the CNEF says. Since 2019, eleven cases in evangelical churches have been reported.
The National Council of Evangelicals in France sent a report to the UN Human Rights Committee on the situation of religious freedom and belief in the country.
A new report says evangelical Christians represent 54% of French Protestants while 30% are Lutherans-Reformed. According to researchers, the strong growth of evangelical churches leads to a “reconfiguration of Protestantism”.
The so-called “anti-separatism law” is a response to radical Islamism, but evangelicals denounce it restricts freedom of worship and increases surveillance on all faith groups.
French evangelicals denounced that his comments “offended many evangelicals in France and several European countries”. Minister promised that “this bad experience will not happen again”.
Evangelical churches increasingly worried about unfair attacks of the government. “They should not throw suspicion on faith groups and believers”.
“Trump’s time in the White House has impacted many, reaching far beyond the shores of the US”, writes Gavin Calver of the Evangelical Alliance United Kingdom.
“Philosophical and religious convictions” will be described in records of thousands of people who are seen as a threat to the state. Evangelicals worried about the “fragility” of fundamental rights.
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