According to a major survey, evangelicals are 37% of the population, Roman Catholics, 33%. 29% said they are unaffiliated believers and 1% identify as non-believers.
Not everyone is able to worship with the same freedom in the country hosting the 2022 football World Cup. Open Doors UK and Ireland asked believers in Doha.
The FIFA World Cup has turned critical eyes to the small Persian Gulf country. Three people on the ground analyse the freedom of Christians.
The organisation asks authorities “to allow any religious organization to operate peacefully, free from monitoring and interference”.
“We do not see it as an attack on religious freedom”, said the German Evangelical Alliance. Minister of State for Culture propose to cover the Bible verse with “reflecting texts”.
The US evangelist had rented the Hydro Arena, but the contract was cancelled after the pressure of LGBTQI groups and high profile politicians.
The death of Mahsa Amini sparked protests across Iran. Christians inside and outside the country demand “an end to imposition and discriminatory laws”.
Many Christians arrested and charged for belonging to “illegal” groups.
For evangelicals in Western Europe, the most tangible problem is not one of freedom, but rather of public participation.
The church had been searched by military personnel of the Russian-backed authorities. Relatives and church members have not received answers.
Both Spain and the Netherlands have reached agreements with the Northern African country. “Moroccan Christians are excluded from many areas”, says a believer.
Amid a complicated diplomatic situation in Algeria, evangelicals call on the EU to “push for increased freedom of religion” in the country.
When the five evangelical church planters refused to renounce Christ, Muslim extremists seized them and let them drown in central Uganda’s Lake Kyoga.
Evangelical Christians actively engage in the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, in Geneva. What is their vision? How do they work?
The parliament prepares a law to abandon the UN Human Rights Committee. The latest decision condemned violations against a Pentecostal pastor.
As the September general election approaches, the President of the Italian Evangelical Alliance warns that “some evangelicals are easily ‘pulled by the jacket’ in politics”.
“If Christians cannot meet in their homes, where should they meet to worship?”, asks the Spanish the Spanish Evangelical Alliance.
Neo-paganist and humanist movements find their place as a reaction to Christianity. Migrants have changed the landscape of a country in which most are still registered as Lutherans.
The evangelical Ylli Doci is the chairman of the Interreligious Council of Albania. But why does the Albanian Evangelical Alliance commit time to this interreligious work?
The new Magna Carta, approved in a referendum with a low turnout of 30%, stipulates that the state has to work to achieve the purposes of Islam.
Felipe VI gave a speech in which he entrusted all Spaniards to the protection of the Apostle Santiago, “Patron Saint of Galicia and Spain”. Evangelicals call for a protocol to regulate the participation of public authorities in religious events.
According to a report by the US embassy in the country, they increased from 12% in 2008 to 26%-30% in 2020. It is the faith that has grown the most.
The Security Council of the Russian Federation uses the war to justify further restrictions of religious freedom whenever “religious dogmas are used for negative purposes”.
New Life Radio in Odessa laments new laws restricting freedom of the press. The team had to start broadcasting from Romania after the Russian invasion.
“When all these advocates get together in one place, it facilitates collaboration that can actually make a difference to people on the ground”, said Janet Epp Buckingham.