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Based on the number of countries involved, the war between Islamists and the rest of the world has surpassed the scope of World War II.

Apr 12, 2015 by Thomas Schirrmacher

In Thailand police stations are overrun by Muslim extremists; in Mali the government was temporarily toppled by them; Yemen is, as a result of Islamists, ungovernable. In Syria,Japanese hostages are killed by Islamists, and a Jordanian pilot is burned alive. Boko Haram is fighting, not only in Niger

Evangelii Gaudium: The Pope on Evangelism – “A new Orientation for the Papacy”

Apr 9, 2015 by Thomas Schirrmacher

The text is available here as a PDF. The Pope is making approaching to Evangelicals along with Pentecostals, and in a certain sense that means he is making approaches to the biggest ‘competitors’ on the global Christian market. While in the case of Brazil it is in effect mostly a matter of ungentlem

“Turkey is a uniquely terrible disappointment.” Has Erdogan always been an Islamist, or has he returned to Islamism?

Apr 7, 2015 by Thomas Schirrmacher

A question for naive politicians and religious leaders In an important article in the German newspaper, Die Welt am Sonntag, Boris Kalnoky described Turkey as a “uniquely terrible disappointment“ („Die Türkei ist eine einzige große Enttäuschung“, 28.9.2014, p. 11). Kalnoky wrote very retrospectively

Freedom of Religion is the Unloved Step Child among Human Rights

Mar 27, 2015 by Thomas Schirrmacher

Source: WEA News The Director of the International Institute for Religious Freedom, Thomas Schirrmacher, gave a guest lecture entitled “Religious Freedom as a Threatened Human Right in Worldwide Perspective: The Major Factors in the Growing Assault on Religious Freedom,” in the prestigious Tübingen

Religious Nationalism Marches On

Mar 23, 2015 by Thomas Schirrmacher

Translated from Die Welt, January 19, 2015 Every religion can become the origin of injustice, claims Thomas Schirrmacher. In this interview, the human rights activist speaks about persecuted Christians and fairness for IS terrorists. By Till-R. Stoldt Every year Christian persecution becomes a major

The way back

Mar 16, 2015 by Brian C. Stiller

Brutalized by wars of nationhood, guerilla chaos, landowners’ paramilitary bands along with government armies, Colombia still travels a road of social upheaval. Long known in recent years for its brutal and controlling drug cartels, Colombia is now on a road to recovery. In observing that recovery I

Venezuela, on the edge of collapse

Mar 11, 2015 by Brian C. Stiller

I sat looking into the brown eyes of a beautiful twenty-one-year-old university student, Sairam. Her face was framed by dark long hair; she folded her hands and quietly said in English, “Dr. Brian, we are sitting on a time bomb.” Just out of six months in Helicoide Prison for her public protest agai

From Bonn to Brussels, Rome, Geneva and Vienna on behalf of religious freedom and human rights

Mar 4, 2015 by Thomas Schirrmacher

When the capital was moved from Bonn to Berlin, I thought that it would be better to move to Berlin for parliamentary work relating to religious freedom and the persecution of Christians. Who would have thought that due to trips to parliaments and for multinational representative work I would one da

Refusing to be Looked Down On

Feb 27, 2015 by Brian C. Stiller

Jogging through the city of Tegucigalpa in the early morning seemed like a normal activity, until a pastor frowned: “We are the number one killing country in the world. Best you find another way to exercise.” Even so, as I met leaders and pastors, I discovered that Kingdom life, like salt, is doing

A Celebration of Service: Honouring Geoff Tunnicliffe’s 10 years of leadership in the WEA

Feb 17, 2015 by Thomas Schirrmacher

As we just installed the new Secretary General of the World Evangelical Fellowship, Bishop Efraim Tendero, I would like to make my tribute to his predecessor Geoff Tunnicliffe in Theological News available (PDF-Download). The photo shows our last journey together: This is Geoff and myself together w