I feel ashamed that immigrants to our beautiful country would be bullied into not even being able to attend church, writes the leader of the Evangelical Alliance Ireland.
For 20 years, Open Arms Outreach has been serving children and other vulnerable people in a region with much poverty. The vision is to plant churches that serve as community centres.
The Open Arms Outreach initiative in the deprived Romanian area of Calarasi, has been working for 20 years now. It reaches children and other vulnerable people, and wants every church to be a community centre.
Having the songs on YouTube is important for the creators. Roma people are avid users of their phones and social media. “Kids spend a lot of time on YouTube whether we like it or not”, says Misa.
The massive gathering of the Vie et Lumière churches in France has traditionally faced the opposition of local authorities. But no incidents were recorded, says the police.
The evangelical entity launches a document addressing ten issues of general interest , to give a biblical perspective and encourage evangelicals to “vote wisely”.
Attackers entered the worship place, smashed windows, destroyed the prayer room, and wrote the message: “The last prophet was Mohamed”.
“Our reputation among the non-Roma people is very recognisable in a good way”, says Pastor Selim Alijevic. Before having a building, the church helped start two dozens of other congregations.
TWR’s Central and Eastern Europe ministries include 15 countries and 18 language groups, partnering with like-minded organizations.
Opportunities for complaint can also be opportunities to bear good witness and improve our relationships with those around us.
Tabor is the word for Roma camps in the local Romani language. Elena Marchuk started this project in 2013 and today there are more than 500 programs produced.
A study by the Observatory for Religious Pluralism found that almost half of respondents, all from religious minorities, were discriminated against at work because of their beliefs.
Religious leaders also denounce the “disproportionate impact” that the draft law will have on “already marginalised minorities” and call for its removal.
Mrs. Yanka represents one of the 12 million Roma people currently living in Europe, predominantly in the central and southeastern part of the continent.
The confinement and the Covid-19 restrictions in the Mediterranean country led to a generalised fall in all kind of hate crimes. Statistics could be “deceitful”, says the government.
‘Roma Networks’ helps build healthy regional partnerships to respond to challenges such as children education, East-West migrations, and the holistic training of young Christian leaders.
Mirela’s testimony highlights some of the extreme circumstances that Roma people often live in, but also reveals how Jesus makes a difference in their lives.
An EU report denounces that “Romani people are subject to persistent antigypsyism, a specific form of racism”. The Roma community asks Europe to “take concrete measures”.
It is crucial to understand that the Roma are not homogenous but are different minority groups dispersed over numerous countries and continents.
Experts, activists and representatives of 90 organisations met in Pescara (Italy) for the fifth European Freedom Network Bridge conference. The platform is led by Christians.
Gypsies are one of the largest ethnic minority groups in Romania. According to 2013 estimates, the Roma groups make up 10% of the country's population, accounting for about 1.5 million people.
Part of our mission is house visits. We listen to them as they express concerns or worries, helping them to decipher letters, finances, doctor appointments. We often end by reading the Bible together, praying and singing to Jesus, which they love.
Around 200,000 people gather each week in the 1,000 Church of Philadelphia temples throughout Spain. This Roma community has the recognition of the Spanish government for its social work.
Evangelicals in Spain promote a project to reduce absenteeism among this ethnic group. Romani church pastors have a key role as community leaders.
A centre for youth empowers children coming from very difficult contexts. “Jesus is their strength in planning and building up their future.”