During four full weeks of March the U.N.’s Human Rights Council met at its base in Geneva, Switzerland, discussing a myriad of questions that haunt the ordinary people throughout the world. And it was not business as usual due to the many cracks of violence in the world of today. But perhaps most ur
In his commentary on Ephesians, Tom Wright says that “we are co-creators when we are artists, writers, and musicians.” As part of proclaiming the good news of Jesus, we want to show people how God values and empowers our daily work.
Ruth Thomson stepped into society as a debutante in a white gown at the Governor General’s Ball. She was nineteen in 1959, her family part of Rosedale, Toronto high society, and attending a private school. But her grand entrance and privilege didn’t forecast her life.
Religious Liberty Partnership Holds First Ever Consultation in Latin America; Meets with Brazilian President and Foreign MinisterApr 17, 2017
The Religious Liberty Partnership (RLP) just concluded its annual consultation last week in the Brazilian capital city of Brasilia, with 80 key leaders from 24 countries participating. The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) was represented by its Religious Liberty Commission, its International Institu
For those who claim Jesus as Lord, we should not be surprised that Holy Week has been characterized by dramatic events. Sisters and brothers killed in church bombings while children parade carrying palm branches; small and large communities gathered to wash one another’s feet and to share a meal; sa
Do you want to hear a story that will moisten the eye of even the most cynical? This dramatic and hopeful saga is located in Ghana West Africa. I want you to read this remarkable story, for too often we learn of billions wasted – mostly money given government to government – lost in gaping holes of
World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) offers to send peace representatives to all governments and religious bodies in conflict with EvangelicalsApr 10, 2017
At the end of his speech on principles of peace-making at a Vatican conference on “Ethics in Action,” Prof. Thomas K. Johnson, WEA Ambassador to the Vatican, asked the photographers to come to the front. He then publicly shook hands with the Iranian Shiite Ayatollah Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad, a promin
(Bonn, 21.02.2017) “The secular state must equally guarantee freedom of religion for freedom loving Muslims and use its monopoly on the use of force to suppress those Islamists who are enemies of freedom of religion.” This was the main thesis presented by the Director of the International Institute
It was befitting that January was National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in the USA and that the Atlantic Academy of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate in Kaiserlautern’s Northern City Hall held an information event entitled “Opposing Human Trafficking. Strategies in Europe and the U
The situation of Christians in Turkey remains very difficult, but the Protestant churches are growing!Apr 10, 2017
(Bonn, 17.02.2017) Again in 2016 there has been long list of serious human rights abuses in the circles of the indigenous Protestant churches in Turkey. An overview of the contents of the report: