The president got over 52% of the vote and will lead the county five more years. Christians and other minorities still face restrictions in their freedoms.
Justin Welby calls on the government to set 10-year strategies for tackling human trafficking and for an international collaboration to solve the refugee crises.
The response to the earthquakes and the restriction of human rights such as religious freedom may play against the powerful president.
In Sunderland (England), Cathie welcomed at home Alona, her two children and their grandma. They certainly miss Odesa, but have met other refugees and been active at church.
Several Christian voices in the United Kingdom criticise the Illegal Migration draft law presented by the government. They ask to “talk frankly and listen carefully” instead of “fanning anti-immigration flames”.
Small children on the boat have either died or disappeared. The boat set out from Turkey and carrying 200 people.
Highlights are the fight against human trafficking and the efforts to integrate victims in the labour market. Spain is among the European countries with highest levels of prostitution.
In Europe, we have become used to the arrival of asylum seekers and refugees, most notably when some 2 million people fleeing the conflicts in Syria and Afghanistan. Yet the Ukraine migration crisis has been different.
There have been around 8,750 crossings in August alone. The situation worsened since Home Secretary announced plans to deport migrants to Rwanda.
During the last couple of decades around 300 churches have been planted here by people from a non-Swedish culture or nationality, mostly – but not exclusively – in larger cities.
Human rights activists and pastors denounce that “the recognition rate of asylum applications has dropped from close to 100% to close to single digits”.
"Justice While Fleeing" looks at the situation of asylum seekers from different contexts. A doc by the intercultural working community of the Swiss Evangelical Alliance.
There are almost 700 million African Christians, and many live in Western countries. Israel Olofinjana analyses the challenges and opportunities for African mission in Europe.
72 Christian leaders from 22 European countries gathered for 24 hours in Krakow focused on the Ukraine war and refugee crisis.
Thousands have already been hosted by families in countries like Switzerland, Germany, Spain and the UK. Websites connect refugees and potential hosts.
Andrey Tyschchenko is the pastor of an evangelical church in Kharkiv, one of the cities hardest hit by the Russian attack. He is now a refugee in Poland with his family. From there, he organises help to be sent into Ukraine.
(UPDATED) Evangelical platforms in Europe offer channels to support ministries in Ukraine and the bordering countries receiving refugees.
Hundreds of thousands protest in major European cities against Russia’s invasion. All EU countries agree receiving asylum seekers for at least three years.
“Those seeking refuge need to be included in community life so that love, not fear, will win”, says Welcome Churches. Anglicans deny correlation between conversions and asylum applications.
Let us pray and work that we will be found as the ones who have cared for the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick and the prisoner.
The Spanish evangelical organisation Diaconía is helping Afghan refugees settle in Spain. Director Conchi Rodríguez speaks about the challenges and opportunities, and how society reacts to the needs of asylum seekers.
The Refugee Highway Partnership and the WEA encourage churches to “highlight the plight of refugees, pray for and with them and consider unique role churches can play”.
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.
Churches demand “permanent resources” as the humanitarian crisis overwhelms the local population.
“The current focus on returns will not save the asylum system”, says the European Evangelical Alliance representative in Brussels, Arie de Pater. “It is not just about the economy this time, but about people”.
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