“We are not against sanctions but for human rights”, says the World Evangelical Alliance representative at the UN Human Rights Council.
The Independent Expert on Sexual orientation and gender identities speaks of “religious narratives” which “repress sexual and gender diversity and promote heteronormative norms”. Religious freedom groups warn against using SOGI policies to shape faith doctrines.
Unity, integrity, and long-term commitment is what Africa needs from evangelical Christians, says Goodwill Shana from Zimbabwe.
Amid a complicated diplomatic situation in Algeria, evangelicals call on the EU to “push for increased freedom of religion” in the country.
Evangelical Christians actively engage in the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, in Geneva. What is their vision? How do they work?
May our prayers and our advocacy for our suffering brothers and sisters in Algeria be as persistent as those of the Luke 18 widow.
Evangelicals at the UN Human Rights Council also asked the Greek government to look for alternative religious education classes for non-Orthodox students.
In November, a senior UN official told civil society, “You need to insist, repeat yourself, send letters to the UN, keep reminding us”.
Our relationships with those who impose sanctions and those who suffer sanctions must be shaped not by our respective authorities but by the will and calling of our Savior.
WEA Advocacy Officer Wissam al-Saliby, talks with Chris Elisara, Director of the Creation Care Taskforce at the WEA, about the evangelical role at the upcoming COP26.
A demonstration ends with seven people dead. “Pray that Christians shape their political engagement on the basis that we serve a God who called us to love our neighbors and enemies alike”
Addressing the Human Rights Council, the UN Expert backs “intersectional gender analysis”. The World Evangelical Alliance says Christians believe “human beings are created male and female” and defends the “freedom to express this belief in the public square”.
Sanctions on Syria serve to freeze the situation until the conditions for a political solution are available and attainable. But how long should we wait for this? Ten more years? In the meantime, the Syrian population – including Christians – are paying too heavy a price.
“Spouses have been separated from their families, expats were denied access to their property”, denounces the World Evangelical Alliance during the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
In 2019, the Lebanese pound began to lose its value, in November, the Lebanese lost their savings in the banks, and in March 2020, as the pandemic settled in, the situation worsened exponentially. And then, the Beirut explosion.
Sudanese government also bans female genital mutilation. The WEA encourages Sudan to take more measures to enshrine human rights and religious freedom.
Religious freedom in Western Africa was addressed in Davos through an event organised by the World and the Swiss Evangelical Alliances.
Christians are called to “open our mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute”, says Wissam al-Saliby, the WEA Advocacy Officer for Human Rights in Geneva.
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