A Pew Research survey shows that 47% of religiously unaffiliated adults have experienced any form of online harassment. It happens most among those under the age of 30.
Olivier Giroud, David Luiz, Alisson Becker, Kevin Durant, among others, offered their jerseys. “260 million persecuted Christians is unacceptable”.
Seek to speak from God’s heart to theirs: sensitively, passionately, directly, and clearly.
The online event looked back on the impact of the Cape Town Lausanne Movement global gathering, 10 years ago. ‘Impact groups’ shared about how they prepare for the 2021 European conference.
On the 500th anniversary of his birth, Andalusian evangelicals and authorities “remember, not only Casiodoro de Reina, but all those who contributed to have the Bible in Spanish”.
Over the past eight months, Impact Groups have been forming all over Europe. How to reach young people in urban settings and on university campuses with the dynamic gospel will be one of the topics discussed at the Oct. 24 online event.
The centres start face-to-face classes with significantly less students but boosting its digital resources. “The need to share the message of hope in Christ is even more urgent”.
Would this already-ailing institution ever recover from lockdown?
Be personal in your message, but remember it is out there for all.
“Churches were shut, but many have never been busier”, said the United Kingdom Evangelical Alliance as the findings of the survey ‘Changing church: Responding to the coronavirus crisis’ were presented.
“This conference is an impressive example of how the church has been adapting during the pandemic”, a participant says. 25 Networks, 101 workshops, plenaries and mentoring were available online.
The National Council of Evangelicals of France collected the data of 580 churches. 8 in 10 congregations have used video conferences and other online tools during the Covid-19 lockdown.
A Pew Research survey shows that 24% of adults say their faith has grown stronger, only 2% say it has become weaker.
This year’s edition of the ELF will be online from May 22-28. Over 100 speakers will teach in workshops, seminars, networks and plenary sessions.
The October 2020 Gathering has been moved to November 2021. The “Impact Groups” of the LE2020 Conversation are still running.
I would like to offer some thoughts on the issue with the hope of stimulating further reflection by the church.
The National Council of Evangelicals of France supports “the current restrictions for reasons of public health”. “In this crisis, we keep our hope in God intact, and seek to share it”.
More than 40 million people used Bible reading apps and websites, sharing around 15 million verses on Easter Sunday.
“Faith shows that there is more than the current situation”, Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder, said during the “Germany prays together” online event.
Although the connections have improved very much, not everybody has the minimum necessary resources or tools: an updated computer, a scanner or printer, a good internet connection.
A University of Copenhagen shows that “in March, internet searches for the topic prayer surged to the highest level during the past 5 years [...] It occurs on all continents and for Christians and Muslims”.
The Chinese Christian Church in Spain closely follows the religious freedom changes happening in its home country. “The government wants all evangelical churches to be subject to the organisation of the Three Autonomies”.
“We do not take a 13-year-old boy to a sex-shop, not anything goes in the digital world”, French President Emmanuel Macron said in a speech at UNESCO.
“Pasarea” (‘bird’ in Romanian) is now available online for free. “We are in touch with organizations that use the film in the prevention work with young girls”, director Mikaela Bruce says.
The City Council develops a plan to regulate gambling access and advertising. Psychologists warn against seeing “sports betting as just another social entertainment”.
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