The AEI federal assembly presented its annual report and its upcoming projects of a humanitarian corridor for Afghan refugees and a protocol to fight abuse.
“After the covid, people needed to share their faith outside the walls of the churches”, say organisers. Around 500 gospels and 500 Bibles were given to passers-by.
The State of the Bible report highlights cultural trends in the United States regarding faith and the Bible.
The hybrid State of Europe Forum’s theme ‘Seeking shalom’ (Paris), was addressed in three bi-lingual plenary sessions, seekingto ‘understand the times’ and ‘to know what God’s people should do’.
The Talking Jesus research analyses “the evangelism landscape in the UK today”. 42% say they are non-practising Christians and 16% identify as agnostics or atheists.
Evangelicals denounce that “gambling laws are outdated” and urge the government to take measures to solve a problem that is “a gateway to an addiction”.
Uncertainty and discontentment give the far-right a chance to win the Presidential election on Sunday. But Protestants continue to support Macron, says researcher Sebastien Fath.
A report finds that the pandemic has accelerated the loss of religiosity in Spanish society, especially among those under the age of 34.
The challenge for the peoples of Europe today is to find the balance between protecting borders and open borders.
The amendment that allows to take all abortion pills at home within the first 10 weeks passed by 215 votes to 188. “It will have dire consequences for women”, evangelicals say.
Before we act on strong emotions, wreck friendships, and disrupt churches, we would be wise to examine why we feel hurt and angry.
Hélder Favarin, evangelist and pastor in Spain, addresses some of the challenges of preaching to both Christians and non-Christians.
It is the first increase in the last 20 years, says the UN. The conflict in Ukraine is further aggravating the situation.
“Churches can help children with prayer, counseling and spiritual care”, say the World Evangelical Alliance and the Christian association World Without Orphans.
We should be realistic about contributing factors of burnout, sensitive to underlying stressors, and proactive in our care for one another.
Prostitutes are moved from the streets to private houses, making it difficult to detect and help them. The evangelical NGO Fiet Gratia works to offer them a way out.
Some pediatric researchers estimate that 5 million minors have lost a parent or caregiver due to Covid-19. “The impact on a psychological level is very strong”, explains a Christian psychologist.
Czech and Spanish evangelicals went online to begin the year in prayer and in practical fellowship with their brothers and sisters.
Over 340 million Europeans in 19 countries use the currency today. The creation of a digital euro is among the challenges ahead, which could have “far-reaching implications for societies in the future”, says a Christian analyst.
As we take stock after two years of Covid-19 disruption, we will see how local church involvement is critical for all aspects of a healthy life.
The evangelical body warns that “everyone must take responsibility for their decisions”. Maintaining unity in the churches is a matter of addressing the Covid-19 debates with “spiritual sobriety”.
The Swiss Evangelical Alliance invites churches “to dedicate a Sunday service to reflect on children in need", under the theme ‘To leave no child behind’.
The most interesting stories according to our readers include a French Minister, a British evangelist and an Olympics recordwoman.
During her Christmas broadcast, the British monarch paid tribute to her late husband. “Christmas teaches us all a lesson that in the birth of a child, there is a new dawn with endless potential”.
Maybe those shepherds, the wise men, Mary and Joseph, would take the baby in their arms and try to imagine what kind of Saviour he would be.
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