The ride to the border of Tibet was long, rough and dangerous as we crawled up the winding mountains roads. A nine hour return drive on a 100 kilometres, we passed through villages strung out along the mountain road: some were noiseless, no movement, vacant, soulless. Some had died, crushed by the f
The city of Cochabamba, Bolivia hosted the Latin American Pastoring of Pastors Summit on March 10-13, 2015. Leaders from pastoring of pastors (POP) movements from Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Colombia and Venezuela participated under the leadership of David Kornfield, along with leaders from many of t
Amid the pain and the increasing reports of loss of life after the earthquake in Nepal, we call on believers worldwide to uphold the people in the region in prayers. We have received news from Rev. Tek Dahal, chairman of the National Christian Fellowship of Nepal (NCFN), our national member body. He
According to the BBC, three times more women in the UK entered training to become nuns last year than 5 years ago. The actual numbers are small – 45 compared with 15 in 2009, but it’s still worth noting this faith choice that is also a lifestyle revolution.
WEA Secretary General Sends Open Letter to Old Oriental Churches and Christians in Commemoration of Armenian Genocide in 1915Apr 23, 2015
World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) Secretary General Bp Efraim Tendero sent an open letter to old oriental church leaders and Christians, affirming that WEA’s constituency of some 600 million evangelicals will join the global 100-years commemoration of the genocide of the Armenian people that began on
The capsizing of a boat carrying an estimated 850 desperate men, women and children from Libya to the shores of Southern Europe has once again put the dangerous human migration route across the Mediterranean into the public spotlight. Only 28 lives were rescued.
In its newest IIRF report, the director of the International Institute for Religious Freedom Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher describes the present day discrimination of Armenians in Turkey today. Schirrmacher: “Turkey does not only deny the genocide among the Armenians or the fact that we again ar
The Turkish government always gives new, different, and sometimes conflicting reasons why the genocide of the Armenians, the Syro-Arameans, and Pontic Greeks was not really genocide. The four most important are (A. through D.): A. There was a lack of intention and planning: most of the Armenians who
Today people around the world celebrate Earth Day. For Christians, however, I consider the last day of Holy Week, that is Resurrection Sunday, to be our “earth day.” Why? Because as Paul tells us in Colossians 1:15-20 the day Christ burst from the tomb alive is the day God’s love, grace, and power
Since the terror attacks in Paris at the beginning of the year, themes such as the relation of foundational democratic values with religions, as well as religious fundamentalism and violence, have increasingly moved into the center of public discussion. In the framework of a public discussion in Bru