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.
Who am I inclined to pray for, and who do I tend to dismiss? Where do I draw my lines? And do my lines reflect the heart of God?
The brokenness in Lebanon is overwhelming. Even so, the work of churches and Christian NGOs is profoundly encouraging.
According to highest judicial institution of the country, “propagating Christianity through family gatherings [house-churches] is not a collusion to disrupt the security of the country”.
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.
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”
The announcement of bilateral relations between Afghanistan's new government and Beijing goes beyond economics. “It may threaten global religious freedom”, experts say.
Evangelical churches in Jordan and Lebanon have opened their doors to Afghan refugees, despite the crisis in their own countries.
The President of the Moroccan Christian Union explains why, although the change of government has raised expectations, many Christians remain cautious.
In the Bible displacement and death are presented as sinister co-conspirators against the human experience. An article by Brent Hamoud.
After ten years of Islamist government, the liberal party will have to form a new cabinet. “We are very proud political Islam came out through elections”, Christians say.
Three Christian converts were accused of promoting “propaganda against Islam”, according to the new restrictive Penal Code. Iranian believers ask to pray for encouragement and strength.
Perhaps you’ve never consciously articulated your hope for Afghanistan. You just watched the news and wondered what would come of it all.
The pastor of a church heavily damaged in the Beirut explosion one year ago: “Neither explosion, pandemic, economic collapse, nor revolution can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord”.
Amid the huge economic crisis, hopelessness spreads among the population, says the Lebanese Christian worker Wissam Nasrallah. “It is for a moment such as this that the Lord has called the church to be present and active”.
There are much better countries than Lebanon to live in but the question is not “where am I living?” Rather, “whom do I worship and submit to in the place I am living in?”
Iran’s newly amended penal code, which states that “any deviant education or propaganda that contradicts or interferes with the sacred Sharia [Islamic law] will be severely punished”.
Evangelical churches across the country have gathered "to pray that God will protect and bring peace to both sides", the Evangelical Alliance of Israel says.
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.
A large number of Islamist lawyers swarmed the courtroom during a hearing, an intimidation tactic designed to obtain convictions and harsh sentences.
Evangelical leaders from the Middle East and North Africa analyse the impact of the uprisings that began in 2010, and the current situation.
Over 55,000 children have been killed in the Syrian war. A report estimates that the cost of the war is already over US$ 1.2 trillion.
In a written statement to the UN Human Rights Council, the WEA also addresses the deteriorating environment for religious minorities in India and the incitement to violence of anti-conversion laws.
A post-Christmas reflection on Arab Christianity and the challenge of presence.
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