Christian leaders from five countries describe alcohol consumption in their society and how churches view it: “Moderate consumption is unproblematic for most evangelicals”.
A student killed 14 in a university faculty in the city centre. “I pray that the Light will shine once more in our darkness”, says a Christian leader in Prague.
“It is vital that we do not turn a blind eye to this phenomenon in our churches”, says the Czech Evangelical Alliance. One in five women have been victims.
Meanwhile, the parliament opts to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. A journalist in Prague analyses the positions of evangelical Christians.
An interview with Pete Lupton of NePornu (Czech Republic).
Freedom and peace have their roots. They are rooted in virtues of truth and justice.
TWR’s Central and Eastern Europe ministries include 15 countries and 18 language groups, partnering with like-minded organizations.
“We need the voices of all God’s people, sharing their understanding of the word of God in all its ancient power and contemporary relevance”, said Christopher Wright in Prague.
The shared view of Russia as a lasting potential threat made CEE countries sympathise with Ukraine, especially since 2014. An article by Rafał Piekarski and Barbora Filipová.
Even when governments hinder access to certain technologies, TWR is able to reach beyond the barriers.
Czech and Spanish evangelicals went online to begin the year in prayer and in practical fellowship with their brothers and sisters.
Tomáš grew up during Communism. Christian activities were only allowed behind closed doors, but that didn’t mean that Christians kept their mouths shut in public.
Curfews, limited capacity for Christmas meetings or travel restrictions, are some of the measures adopted by the European governments for Christmas.
A Pew Research Center survey shows that “people in emerging economies tend to be more religious and to say that belief in God is necessary to be moral”.
Christians in various countries mention the loneliness in times of confinement and the needs of the elderly, as priorities to be addressed in the coming weeks of crisis.
Christians face the challenge of acting creatively as millions enter phase of confinement. “It might shape some of the future offers of our churches”.
Kingdom values have helped bring radical transformation in society precisely when Christians understood their calling to be salt and light in the public square.
Evangelicals analyse the biggest demonstrations in the Czech Republic since the Velvet Revolution. Prime Minister Andrej Babis remains in power after surviving a parliament no-confidence vote.
One hundred Czech Christian leaders worked in thematic networks. Seminars addressed issues like the generational divides, church finances, and the use of pornography among Christians.
According to the last Corruption Perceptions Index released by Transparency International, in the last seven years, only 20 countries significantly improved their scores.
Nearly 70 participants involved in theological research and training discussed the topic of “Christian identity and mission in a divided Europe”.
Šárka Berankova works as a civil engineer living in Prague. She heared the gospel in Spain, the UK and Colombia. “God surrounded me with Christians, even before I knew anything about faith”.
“If we walk in Christ, we will care for justice, freedom of speech, decency, honesty and will stand against abuse of power, manipulation, lies and violence”, says UKH (IFES) leader Tomas Uher.
“In 20 or 30 years’ time, mainstream churches will be smaller, but the few people left will be highly committed”, says British social of religion professor Stephen Bullivant.
Fueled by the desire to “see more workers in the harvest field”, MOSTY (the Czech word for bridges) not only aims to see short-term missionaries involved in mission, but also to serve the sending churches abroad.