The government of President Ortega has seized the properties of many non-profit groups. “The persecution of evangelicals is more silent than that of Catholics”, says human rights lawyer.
More than half of those who leave Roman Catholicism in the region turn to evangelical churches, finds a survey.
France, Spain, Germany and Ukraine are mentioned in the 2023 USCIRF report, which was criticised for its way of addressing the persecution of Christians in Nigeria.
According to a major survey, evangelicals are 37% of the population, Roman Catholics, 33%. 29% said they are unaffiliated believers and 1% identify as non-believers.
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Canal 21 is lead by pastor Guillermo Osorno, a presidential candidate in Nicaragua's recent elections. "The good news of salvation will never be silenced in our nation", they said.
The Organization of American States declares 27 October as International Day of Religious Freedom. Evangelicals participated in the sessions defending the life and the family.
Brazil and Mexico are the second and fourth countries with more deaths worldwide. Latin American evangelicals have been helping those affected by Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
The government of the Central American country has not imposed restrictions and evangelical churches are split between those who closed their worship places and those who keep celebrating services.
Around 600 prisoners joined a vigil of worship and prayer in ‘La Modelo’ prison in Tipitapa. Many have turned to Christianity thanks to the work of an evangelical ministry.
Christian student groups participate in environmental initiatives. “We cannot remain insensitive to the problems we know we are causing [...] it is necessary to discover the essential verdure of the Christian faith”.
Former heads of state in the region criticise Pope Francis over his calls to reconciliation in the Central American country.
Evangelicals in Nicaragua keep denouncing the lack of security. The Nicaraguan Evangelical Alliance has asked the international organizations to act “with greater belligerence to stop the repression and death of the people”.
Nicaraguan pastor and author Amilcar Kraudy, analyses the role of the evangelical church in deep socio-political crisis. “I believe that there is a time to pray, but there is also a time to move forward”.
Paramilitary forces attacked the home of the evangelical leader with Molotov cocktails after he refused to let snipers use the building to repress anti-government protests.
Several evangelical representatives participated in the Organization of American States Assembly. They defended religious freedom and the right to life.
President Ortega revokes controversial pensions reform. At least 28 people died in five days. Evangelicals ask to be included in the dialogue to find solutions to the national crisis.
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The restrictive norm against the entrance of missionaries has been declared void. “We thank the government for being understanding”, evangelical representatives said.
Evangelical leaders believe the norm is unfair and initiate talks with the government. The Nicaraguan Catholic Episcopal Conference supports the law and warns against “dangerous evangelicals” coming from abroad.