The war has caused 5 million refugees since the Russian invasion began on 24 February 2022. Organisations such as Gain and LIO have sent dozens of aid trucks and are working with Christian partners on the ground.
When the guns fell silent in 1945, peace did not automatically follow. Europe was suffering a severe case of post-trauma stress disorder over the five fearful, bitter and anxious post-war years.
European Mission Fellowship has raised almost £2 million since the invasion started. All the money is used “for humanitarian support with a strong gospel focus and motivation”.
As the two-year anniversary of Putin’s ‘special operation’ in Ukraine approaches, we can be tempted to be discouraged and feel our prayers are not being heard.
The Swiss Protestant Aid organisation reports that four other employees were injured in “a brutal attack”, which is under investigation.
A ‘sharp right turn’ is coming up fast as we approach elections across Europe this year, at both national and European levels. Migrant-scapegoating and nationalism is on the rise in our continent.
Olga is a survivor. The first time she escaped death was before she was even born. She was a Chernobyl baby, later a war refugee.
The whole cosmos scrolls searching for good news. If this is not our good news moment then, pray tell, what do we think that moment will ever look like?
Four members of the evangelical denomination in Siberia and the Far East see their civilian service applications rejected.
We acknowledge that the source of goodness in our lives lies at least partially outside ourselves: other people, nature, and ultimately God.
Whenever we see a Christmas star these dark days, we can be encouraged that the Light of the Gentiles has indeed come.
Together with many young Christians, I refused to serve in the Soviet army in 1974. Today, the questions asked by the relevant authorities have not changed much.
The smear marathon continues wherever people like me seek a balanced position. How can this avalanche, which harms above all the Ukrainians, be stopped?
Married and with a 4-month-old son, Vyacheslav Reznichenko has been sentenced to two years and six months.
Yury Sipko, who served in the past as head of the Russian Evangelical Baptist Union, has publicly prayed for the end of the invasion in Ukraine and called the war “a crime”. In the past, he criticised the laws restricting religious freedom.
For Ukrainians, this is more than a minor issue of grammar. It involves the whole reason why Putin launched his misguided ‘special military operation’ in the first place.
The war revealed the importance of the local church responding to crisis. The church is a humanitarian army present in many communities, skilled and equipped as a team for service.
The president got over 52% of the vote and will lead the county five more years. Christians and other minorities still face restrictions in their freedoms.
Matthias Schöni, director of the Swiss Licht Im Osten, says a new truck with help is already on its way to Ternopil. After the attack, “we have received many food and financial donations”, he says.
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.
9 May marks the day in 1950 when France and Germany, laid down control of their war industries as a first step towards making war unthinkable.
In Sunderland (England), Cathie welcomed at home Alona, her two children and their grandma. They certainly miss Odesa, but have met other refugees and been active at church.
Europeans are mostly oblivious of the roots of the freedoms we enjoy, unaware of how much their foundations have already been undermined.
As an evangelical Christian, I specifically call upon my brothers and sisters in faith to make the first Sunday after Easter a day of mourning for the victims of wars.
Several people were fined for quoting "Thou shalt not kill" publicly. Parliament passed a draft law to punish the spreading of “false information” about Russian army.