A pastor and theology student analyses in a research paper the health of Spanish evangelical churches and their leadership regarding spiritual abuse.
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.
Some 500 people joined to “remind the public that the persecution of Christians is an often forgotten tragedy and to urge politicians to act”.
Spanish evangelicals launch a campaign to raise awareness about a practice that offers young women “easy money” but leads to situations of coercion and abuse.
The EFN held its 7th Bridge Conference.“The church has a crucial role in preventing trafficking and in creating a safe restorative community for survivors”, organisers say.
More than 40.3 million people are victims of human trafficking today. Marches aimed to denounce that “human trafficking is modern slavery”, Christian NGO A21, says.
The articles in a daily newspaper or lyrics from a popular local song can be used to analyse underlying worldviews embedded in media messages.
“Jesus calls us to live and reflect the Kingdom of God here on earth, working for the protection of all creatures without fatalism or desertion”, says the declaration.
Transformational impact is increased through a holistic perspective for engaging with the media. Many more Christian influencers have engaged intentionally with media during the global coronavirus pandemic.
Something unusual happened. I remember the phone call clearly, the name of James’ school showing as the caller. I apologised to my colleagues and rushed out of the room.
As evangelicals in Europe, we need intentionally to integrate media engagement in our discipleship and mission strategies and practices.
Each year more than 3 million girls are at risk of FGM. World Vision warns that legislative changes are not enough. “It is still necessary to raise awareness to destroy false myths”.
“Let’s begin to raise awareness, respond to this responsibility before God. Let’s plant churches, but also trees”, said Lowell Bliss co-director of the Christian Climate Observer Program.
“As Christians, it is up to us to become key actors in the climate crisis and lead a change”, says Juliana Morillo, member of the Christian Climate Observer Program.
“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 “Passport to indicators of trafficking”, translated to 9 languages, aims to help victims find a way out, and encourages citizens to report possible crimes.
Practical steps for strengthening the church.
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