Evangelical churches in Latin America should practice a perspective of justice in the mission of our church which compels us to step outside the comfort of our buildings.
All of us have the same value to God, and nobody has any right to feel superior.
Megan Rohrer was accused of racism and is under a disciplinary investigation of the ELCA.
The confinement and the Covid-19 restrictions in the Mediterranean country led to a generalised fall in all kind of hate crimes. Statistics could be “deceitful”, says the government.
7 Conversations is a suite of interactive multimedia resources. The aim is to help local churches “to thrive among all generations and bring young adults to faith in Jesus”.
Global reflections on a universal sin (Part 1/2). An article by Jennifer Javed Khan, Rebecca Yin Foo, Paul Lewis and Susan Ann Samuel.
Global reflections on a universal sin (Part 1/2). An article by CJ Davison and Richard Coleman.
Asian American Christians in the US call on fellow believers to “understand and acknowledge that the roots of evil undergirding racial hatred go deep within our congregations”.
Of the eight people killed, six were Asian women. The perpetrator is a member of a Baptist church that has condemned the attacks.
European Muslims seem to create a balance between loyalty to the global ummah and loyalty to the local state. Many seek to harmonize a Salafist claim of the true Islam with the cultural and religious pluralism of the societies they live in.
An EU report denounces that “Romani people are subject to persistent antigypsyism, a specific form of racism”. The Roma community asks Europe to “take concrete measures”.
“Trump’s advantage comes from white evangelicals (73% to 18%), while African Americans evangelicals plan to vote for Biden (69% to 19%)”, a LifeWay Research survey says.
In her State of the (European) Union, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, unfolded an ambitious ‘post-COVID-19’ plan for Europe and beyond.
The authors of the coup have met with different religious leaders in the country. “We are often consulted, and much respected”, Christians in the country say.
A report of the German intelligence agency identifies over 30,000 right and left extremists in 2019. “Far-right extremism is our biggest security concern”, the Interior Minister says.
It’s one thing to know what to protest against. It’s another to know what vision for society, for our nation, for the world, to champion.
Pastor Clément Guérékozoungbo of the evangelical congregation in St. Étienne: “I’m African, we love this country, we never had problems”.
As I have listened to strong opinions being expressed from both sides of the political divide, I have found a degree of tension within myself.
The World Evangelical Alliance laments “the recent killing of a black unarmed man, a symptom of the racial injustice that continues to exist”. Furthermore, the body representing 42,000 US churches also calls “for justice for victims and their families”.
To hope there is some sweeping solution to at this point is a pipe dream. We should weep, be speechless and empathic, for once.
“Floyd was a person of peace, that helped the gospel go forward”, said pastor Patrick Ngwolo, who had worked with Floyd.
The proposal of two French doctors to use Africa to test coronavirus vaccines has sparked controversy. “It is not compatible with the biblical criteria of human dignity”, French evangelicals say.
Authorities confirmed that the suspect was found dead at his house. German counter-terrorism prosecutors have taken over the investigation because “there are indications of a far-right motive”.
The inequality between East and West is still visible in issues such as migration and employment. “Christians need to get involved at all levels”, says Evi Rodemann of the Lausanne Movement Europe.
“I forgive you. I want the best for you, and the best would be to give your life to Christ”, a 18-year-old said to the woman who killed his brother, after she was sentenced to 10 years.