In an interview in Germany, Franklin Graham talks about the vision of his evangelistic ministry and addresses criticism of his political support for Donald Trump.
The French Protestant Federation is worried about media portrayals linking evangelicals in the country to supporters of Trump or Bolsonaro.
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.
Vitaly Vlasenko, a pastor in Moscow, analyses the situation of evangelicals in Russia. “I am not aware of pastors, bishops, or other Christian leaders who have participated in the protests”.
A well-concocted rumor can circulate for many years and do considerable damage. Let us think of the hoax whereby Christians of the first centuries worshiped a God with a donkey's head. By Pier Francesco Abortivi.
The Democrat took the oath of office on a family Bible. “We have much to restore, to heal, and much to gain”, he said. There were several references to faith during the ceremony.
“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.
Evangelical leaders lament the events and reproach the acting President for not condemning the attack.
My life is far too precious to me to settle for anything less than reliable truth.
Prominent evangelical voices ask US Christians to pray to overcome the divisions after a tight and polarized election.
Evangelical leaders call to be “peacemakers not just peacekeepers” as the country's socio-political divide deepen.
“Trump’s advantage comes from white evangelicals (73% to 18%), while African Americans evangelicals plan to vote for Biden (69% to 19%)”, a LifeWay Research survey says.
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The White House hosted the signing of the “Abraham Accords”, which will allow “Arabs and Israelis, Muslims, Jews, and Christians to live together, dream and pray together”.
According to a fugitive from Turkish justice detained in Argentina, members of President Erdogan's party contacted him to kill the pastor.
The agreement suspends Israeli annexation plans in the West Bank and normalises the diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Many inside and outside Israel raised their voices against the plan. Israeli evangelicals “do not see as part of our call to make political statements of any kind”.
“Floyd was a person of peace, that helped the gospel go forward”, said pastor Patrick Ngwolo, who had worked with Floyd.
Meanwhile in California, thousands of churches plan to restart public services on Pentecost Sunday, regardless of what the governor of the state says.
The proposal has been rejected internationally. “It is not a peace agreement, but just a ‘vision’ or ‘plan’, and that does not mean much to Israel”, a Israeli professor of international relations says.
Under the theme “Life empowers, pro-life is pro-woman”, tens of thousands marched for life in Washington D.C. Donald Trump was the first US President ever to attend the gathering.
World leaders gather to address technology and climate changes issues in the World Economic Forum, a meeting that “has become more political”, according to economic experts.
“Evangelicals for Trump” will be presented in a Miami megachurch. A growing number of Christian voices warn that an uncritical attachment to the President could damage the gospel witness.
For many Christians outside the United States, American Evangelicals’ unwavering support for President Trump is bewildering.
After the elections, 17 of the 18 district councils are now controlled by pro-democracy councillors."The results show people's displeasure over the government”, Christians say.