Operation Transit returns this summer to deliver thousands of Bibles and Christian materials to people crossing the borders to North Africa.
The ministry of hospitality brings comfort, peace and hope to the heart, mind and soul of those who have been uprooted.
The heart of the Ukranian Christian church missionary enterprise is to cross borders instead of erecting them and we in the rest of Europe must support them.
The presence of borders invites us into a multi-tribal fellowship in which we can share whatever God has given us.
We need to learn to appreciate the richness of the language communities in our churches and neighbourhoods, and to build bridges over those borders.
Shibboleth describes the cultural markers which separate “Us” from “Them”. How do the missionally-minded navigate this landscape of shibboleths?
The challenge for the peoples of Europe today is to find the balance between protecting borders and open borders.
The pastor of a church on the Romanian border with Ukraine explains how, along with a church in Spain, they help refugees to meet their basic needs.
Christian organisation European Freedom Network shared practical tips for refugees and churches helping them, to ensure they are cared for and protected from human traffickers.
How can we make sure that aid will be useful for Ukrainian refugees? Miqueas Forster of GAiN Spain answers this and other questions.
Two million people have already fled Ukraine. Many are unaccompanied children who will suffer “a detrimental psychological impact”, Christian NGOs warn.
According to the Reporters Without Borders, 46 journalists were killed, 488 have been detained, 65 held hostage and 2 missing in 2021.
A Christian couple serving among Afghan refugees arriving in Pakistan, explain their difficult situation, especially that of Christians with a Muslim background.
No event can ultimately be tragic because, thanks to God’s undeserved grace, every experience in our life is ultimately for the good.
The European Commission committed to mobilising at least €100 million to make tests more affordable, while EU countries will not impose additional travel restrictions.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) published its newest 2021 World Press Freedom Index, which denounces that 130 countries still do not fully guarantee the fundamental right of press freedom.
There have been over 700,000 deaths in Europe since the beginning of the pandemic. Strong measures against coronavirus remain in most of the countries.
European leaders meet to set up “rigorous measures for a rapid and coordinated response to terrorism”. Austria targets the Muslim Brotherhood while Spain starts the trial against the Barcelona attackers.
A Christian who has worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with an international organisation says these kind of abuses are “a common practice in countries where there is impunity, and a rape and sexual exploitation culture”.
Italy, Spain and Greece have received increasing numbers of migrants and refugees. But 6 in 10 trafficking victims in Europe are EU citizens.
The 2020 World Press Freedom Index shows that “China censored their major coronavirus outbreaks extensively”. Norway is at the top and North Korea becomes the most dangerous country for journalists.
Eight European countries have already declared the state of emergency, banned or strongly restricted the entrance of foreigners, and asked citizens to stay at home.
Germany, France, Portugal, Finland and Luxembourg agreed to receive unaccompanied minors stuck in Greek refugee camps, in the midst of the Turkey-Greece border refugee crisis.
Greece deploys the army and uses tear gas to stop the crowds. Europe could face soon a crisis similar to that of 2016, analysts say.
The YWAM and Operation Blessing project aims “to be a refuge” for the thousands that cross the border everyday “to find spiritual food and help in anything they need”.