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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

“Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World – Three Years On”

Feb 10, 2015 by Thomas Schirrmacher

The journal of the dialogue department of the World Council of Churches “Current Dialogue” carries my article “Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World – Three Years On” pp. 67-79 CURRENT DIALOGUE 56

Legacies of Leadership

Jan 27, 2015 by Brian C. Stiller

Into dark halls of prison cells I saw grace spread its presence. Today in 128 countries, volunteers—Orthodox, Evangelicals and Catholics—weekly line up at prison gates to be checked in and then go in where some citizens can’t get out.  These 100,000 Christian volunteers enter worlds Jesus warned us

IIRF publishes the videos of the release of “Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World,” Geneva, 28th of June, 2011

Jan 20, 2015 by Thomas Schirrmacher

The International Institute for Religious Freedom published the whole launch session plus several interviews with key players in its YouTube Channel. On June 28, 2011, in Geneva, the Vatican’s Pontifical Council on Inter-religious Dialogue (PCID), the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the World Ev

A beautiful moment in an awful place

Jan 13, 2015 by Brian C. Stiller

Prisons are scary, dreary, frightfully cold, smelling of disinfective, noisy and confusing. After signing in, giving up passports, frisked, and checked over, we walked through a maze of corridors, topped with rolls of razor sharp fencing. We would be in two places: the open block Section 8 and maxim

350,000 Christians also endangered – the Death Penalty for Blasphemy in Kuwait

Jan 10, 2015 by Thomas Schirrmacher

Even though it was published in my German already in 2012, I here offer an English translation of a comment relating to blasphemy – in the light of the terroristic attack in Paris. Secretly and quietly, and in the middle of the Arabellion, a law similar to that in Pakistan has been passed in State [

Before and After

Jan 7, 2015 by Brian C. Stiller

Nicaragua The Somoza family, a hereditary dictatorship, ruled Nicaragua for forty-three years. During the 1970s the Sandinistas, led by Daniel Ortega, rebelled against the Somozas and finally deposed them in 1979. The Contras then attempted to unseat the Sandinistas but lost; some 30,000 died during

About those we most likely forget

Dec 24, 2014 by Brian C. Stiller

Reclusoria Sur Prison, Mexico City It was one of those days I would remember with acuity. It was part of a four- country visit with Ron Nikkel, for 33 years he was president of Prison Fellowship International. I wanted to see life through the eyes of prisoners and observe this great ministry, which