After a media storm around the role of evangelicals, the Evangelical Federation of Spain recommends Christian leaders “to avoid using their pastoral influence to condition the vote of believers”.
Scotland's First Minister candidate has always been public about her faith. She is clear, thoughtful, kind in her articulation. And she understands the consequences.
The pandemic, and the war in Ukraine made the society more skeptical of the mainstream views and opened a door for Christian politicians.
The recently released State of Theology survey states that “Americans often aren’t sure how to balance hot-button cultural issues with theological beliefs”.
ECPM now has four MEPs and brings together around 20 political parties. “We explicitly promote Christian values in politics”, says its President.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier was re-elected with a large majority. He is a member of the Evangelical Reformed Church and very outspoken about his faith.
A new survey shows that “the vast majority of US evangelicals are largely satisfied with their church”. Outreach and in-depth teaching are the weakest of the 14 areas surveyed.
The killing of Conservative MP Sir David Amess “has been declared as a terrorist incident”, said the Metropolitan's Counter Terrorism Command. A suspect is being interrogated.
The new electoral code frees churches and candidates from charges of religious abuse of power that have caused many politicians to lose their mandates.
Some Christians are at the forefront of this tribalisation of politics, creating a polarisation of views and eroding the middle ground on which many believers used to stand.
Milagros Aguayo was number two on the Lima list of the Renovación Popular party for the Congress. “The gospel is a tool to participate in the public life”, she says.
Angela Merkel today is recognised as one of the world’s most successful and trusted political leaders. Why?
“They are not as well known as Maradona, but represent hundreds of men and women of faith who died during this pandemic”, said Christian Member of Parliament Dina Rezinovsky.
Lazarus Chakwera won after 13 months of street protests related to the 2019 elections. “I accept this call to serve you for I am duty bound to God”, he said.
There has been 40% more Christian candidates than four years ago. Despite a dificult campaign, “God has a long-term plan”, they say.
For many Christians outside the United States, American Evangelicals’ unwavering support for President Trump is bewildering.
“Our culture is looking for solutions that are not coming, because we are dealing with things of the heart. We need to reflect the hope that comes form God”, Peter Roskam says.
Jews say “a new poison has taken root in the Labour Party” while Muslims argue that “Islamophobia is endemic in the Conservative Party”. “May we be recognised as Jesus’ disciples”, the UK Evangelical Alliance says.
A Pew Research survey also shows that 55% of US adults surveyed believe “churches and religious organizations do more good than harm in American society”.
“We should have faith that even through broken and imperfect systems God can work His will”, says the Evangelical Alliance UK. “This is not an act of good faith”, the Church of Scotland points out.
“If Prime Minister Modi wins again, the persecution of Christians in India will continue to grow”, says Vijayesh Lal, General Secretary of the Evangelical Fellowship of India. Voting will finish on May 19.
Christians in Parliament published a consultation which “seeks to explore how living out Christian faith in UK interacts with public institutions”.
The far-right candidate got 46.93% of vote. He is a Roman Catholic who has also attracted the support of many evangelical Christians.
When citizens who have an evangelical faith engage in social life, they have the same rights as others who are agnostic, atheists or of any other belief.
Mikhail is the former deputy governor of Giza and the second woman to become a governor in Egypt.