Remember how 2020 was expected to be a watershed year? The hopes that Covid-19 would force lifestyle changes?
The effects of the restrictions are analysed by churches in Germany, Slovakia, UK and Portugal.
62% believe “science can give answers to all the big problems of the 21st century” but 51% do not see a conflict with religion.
The government blames “church gatherings attended by people with unknown vaccination status” that “led to the spread of measles to previously unaffected areas" .
Only two in ten people are fully vaccinated in Africa. Evangelical leaders speak of challenges in the vaccination campaign and the situation of Christians.
The evangelical body warns that “everyone must take responsibility for their decisions”. Maintaining unity in the churches is a matter of addressing the Covid-19 debates with “spiritual sobriety”.
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Three evangelical leaders in Switzerland speak about the tensions in churches caused by opposing views. A respectful dialogue seems to be the only way to maintain unity.
Marcus Lamb, co-founder of a US satellite broadcaster that reaches millions worldwide, was an outspoken sceptic of Covid-19 vaccines.
Attending church services will still be allowed for those who are not vaccinated. The Austrian Evangelical Alliance admits that there are “different points of view” among evangelicals.
The Italian Evangelical Alliance expresses doubts about the “disproportionate restriction of fundamental freedoms”. Two pastors on the ground also express their doubts.
23 millions will risk being suspended of salary or paying a 1,500 € fine if they cannot prove they have been vaccinated, recovered from the virus or tested negative.
The medical passport becomes mandatory for all worship services with an attendance of over 50 people.
The military announced a government of national unity. Guinean evangelicals ask to pray “for the unity of the church, socio-political stability and support to promote the gospel”.
The news about my dear brother hit me and compelled me to write. Enough is enough! Let's stop speculating about the vaccine!
Some believers say that “one of the greatest assets in life is forgiveness”, while others state that “the church is not as enthusiastic as the NGOs” about abolition.
What salvation is this that can be lost by a shot in the arm? This jars with the scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. This jars with the life, person, teachings, and work of the revealed Word of God, Jesus Christ our risen savior!
“Governments have put a lot of money into developing these vaccines. It's a dilemma with legal, economic, political and ethical aspects. The key would be for pharmaceutical companies to allocate part of their profits to more universal and equitable access to vaccines”.
As the pandemic has worsened the crisis in the country, evangelicals have launched a project to provide food for hundreds of school children.
The university offers its facilities, staff and equipment to the Ministry of Health. Meanwhile, Costa Rican evangelical MPs call on the nation to pray for those suffering from coronavirus.
Human rights groups are pointing to the country, and Christians are one of the most affected groups. We interview James Akinyele, Secretary General of the Nigeria Evangelical Fellowship.
The European Commission committed to mobilising at least €100 million to make tests more affordable, while EU countries will not impose additional travel restrictions.
Scientist John Wyatt gives 10 answers to frequently asked questions about the Covid-19 vaccines.
Finny Philip, an evangelical leader in Northern India, describes how the Covid-19 crisis is affecting churches. He shares 7 specific prayer requests.
The Russian Evangelical Alliance calls to “restore the peaceful relations between the peoples of both countries”. Churches in Ukraine encouraged to “pray and fast for the peace in our land”.