A conversation with Debora, a Christian aid worker who is at ground zero of the earthquake in Turkey. ‘There is destruction, but also hope’, she says.
The Baptist Union of Spain has been in Ukraine monitoring the delivery of humanitarian aid. Amid the need and pain, “the churches there are experiencing a revival”, says Daniel Banyuls.
According to the authorities, the explosion was caused by a gas leak. The building of a nearby Baptist church was severely damaged.
The church of the pastor was destroyed by fire. A delegation of French evangelicals was visiting the country to discuss the application of the ‘separatism law’ in the overseas region.
Human rights organisations denounce that dozens of Christian places of worship have been destroyed in the last year.
Matias Radziwiluk, director of a Bible Institute in Ukraine, explains the key role of the church in responding to the humanitarian and spiritual challenge.
A report shows that closure was particularly acute in inner-city areas. “There is hope. We encourage people to find hope and relevance in their local churches”, researchers say.
Muslim Fulanis killed 70 Christians, displaced 30,000 and burned 500 homes in attacks on villages in Miango District the first three weeks of August.
The marquee that the Life and Light evangelical church in Marseille used for worship services was destroyed and all the Bibles burned.
Authorities told Christians they must renounce Christ to resolve the conflict.
The Religious Liberty Partnership denounces “the gross violation of human rights and religious freedom”. Around 700 people have been killed and over 3,000 arrested since February.
The president of the Regional Coordination of Evangelical Churches denounces that “there have been more than 60 churches burned in two years”.
In just 2 weeks, two evangelical churches in rural areas have been destroyed. One of the firemen was injured.
After the blast that killed over 100 people, the residents of the biggest Equatorial Guinean city are “starting to recover”, says an evangelical aid worker on the ground.
Death for Ernest Hemingway was a release from the role that life seemed to have assigned to him.
The church is one of the few that keeps a legal status, because it was registered before 1959. “As repression has spread, the bonds between pastors are stronger than ever", a pastor said.
The Evangelical Fellowship of India denounces that Christians “are warned to leave their faith or face consequences” and urges the state “to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice”.
Beirut is still recovering, in the midst of an economic crisis. “Churches are on the streets, helping those in need, praying with them and giving free bibles”.
Evangelical ministries and churches help providing for basic necessities, cleaning churches and rebuilding houses.“Pray that the church in Lebanon will be light amid the destruction”.
The government control raised during coronavirus “in order to limit, if not extinguish, Christian practice”, Christian assosiations denounce.
Digital persecution is on the rise, the WWL 2020 shows. Asia Bibi’s release was one of the the good news.
Ethnic Wa rebels closed the churches in September 2018, destroyed at least 10 church buildings and detained more than 200 Christians who were later released.
“Armed groups, guerrillas, militamen, criminal gangs and drug cartels see the church as an enemy to be eradicated”, a pastor says.
The findings show the affluence of Jerusalem, and are proof of the city's fall described in the Bible.
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