Could it be that we tend to look at persecuted Christians with a mix of concern and pity because mission for the modern church often begins from the centers of power?
Around 1980 the center of gravity of the church had moved out of the West into the Majority World. With this shift, some of the relative strengths and weaknesses of Western Christianity have become increasingly clear.
Ghana, Brazil, East Asia, and the global church. An article by Philip Lutterodt, Joabe G. Cavalcanti and Loun Ling Lee.
After 36 years of pastoring churches in Turkey, Carlos Madrigal was labelled a threat to national order and is no longer allowed to enter the country. He and his wife Rosa share lessons to be learned about Christian work in non-Western countries.
A 2022 report by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity shows that Pentecostals are the fastest growing Christian denomination worldwide.
An interview with Tim Adams, the new General Secretary of the global movement IFES. “This student generation has the opportunity to show that faith makes a difference to who we are - it’s not just a set of ideas”.
The United Methodist Church is expected to split in the 2022 General Conference over the issue of sexuality and marriage. Conservatives are laying the foundations for the new Global Methodist Church.
The perspective of Sarah Breuel (IFES Europe), a Brazilian Christian worker in Italy.
In a conference, the global Anglican movement supported “brothers and sisters living in restricted situations seeking to remain faithful to Christ”.
A new generation of African younger leaders is rising to the challenge of missions.
“We commit ourselves afresh to care pastorally for those who are same-sex attracted”, says a statement issued in Cairo (Egypt).