“We are not against sanctions but for human rights”, says the World Evangelical Alliance representative at the UN Human Rights Council.
The Peace and Reconciliation Network consultation in Nairobi named what has been lost and corrupted in Africa. What action is needed for a future where the Kingdom of God flourishes abundantly?
A statement by the Ukrainian, European and World Evangelical Alliances. “Jesus challenges us to stand with the vulnerable, even when that means confronting our own group and our own leaders”.
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.
The regime rewards like-minded churches with subsidies. The Evangelical Council of Venezuela rejects the “strong partisan component” of the initiative.
Unity, integrity, and long-term commitment is what Africa needs from evangelical Christians, says Goodwill Shana from Zimbabwe.
The WEA participated in the UN Biodiversity Conference, where 188 countries approved “measures deemed critical to addressing the dangerous loss of biodiversity”.
Participants in the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education consultation in Izmir highlighted the importance of "mutuality" to strengthen global mission. The steadfastness of Ukrainian theological schools was honoured.
Matthias Boehning shares his impressions after attending the COP27 global climate conference in Egypt. He represented the World Evangelical Alliance.
The consultation features six tracks and eighteen workshops with the overall theme “formal and non-formal theological education: beyond dialogue”.
The WEA organised an event to prepare the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) 2022, which will take place on November 6 and 13.
Amid a complicated diplomatic situation in Algeria, evangelicals call on the EU to “push for increased freedom of religion” in the country.
The European and World Evangelical Alliances also release a joint statement, suggesting several reasons to pray on Ukraine's independence day.
The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) and the European Evangelical Alliance (EEA) call on churches and believers to set aside some time on Wednesday, August 24.
“When all these advocates get together in one place, it facilitates collaboration that can actually make a difference to people on the ground”, said Janet Epp Buckingham.
The organisation is flexing its muscles after the Madrid summit and announces the expansion of its borders and greater militarisation. Voices from the Evangelical and Protestant spheres analyse the new scenario.
“We regret that Geneva is trampling on its tradition of tolerance and damaging its reputation as a capital of human rights”, says an evangelical representative in the Swiss Canton.
While the state of Karnataka passes an 'anti-conversion' law, evangelicals denounce the government “is empowering lynch mobs to target the next Christian they see”.
Some countries, especially in Africa, depend on Ukrainian grain. Urgent measures need to be taken to avoid the catastrophic consequences of the war in Europe.
The European Evangelical Alliance adopts the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism in a ceremony at the Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.
The entity representing 600 million evangelicals calls on Algeria “to end their persecution of evangelicals, rescind the unjust court sentences, and allow the churches forcibly closed to reopen”.
Evangelicals speaking at the UN Human Rights Council also denounced anti-conversion laws in Nepal and India, while praising peacemaking efforts in Lebanon and Colombia.
“By maintaining an effective and equitable conservation of 30% to 50% of Earth’s land, freshwater and ocean areas, society can benefit from nature’s capacity to absorb and store carbon”, says the latest IPCC report.
“Churches can help children with prayer, counseling and spiritual care”, say the World Evangelical Alliance and the Christian association World Without Orphans.
Evangelical groups seek to show the roots of equality between women and men in the Bible. Abuse in society and a lack of voice in churches are still visible obstacles, says the World Evangelical Alliance.
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