IIRF Responds to Defacing of Mosques in Cape Town: Desecration of Religious Buildings Violates Religious FreedomJan 13, 2017
As has been widely reported in both the international and regional media, two mosques were recently desecrated in South Africa. As the False Bay Echo (January 12, 2017) reports, “In the first incident on Saturday night, January 7, a raw pig’s snout was placed in the gate of the Noorul Islam Simon’s
In Psalm 23, David reminds us that even in our darkest hours, God is with us to comfort and to guide. The words of the psalmist came true in a most remarkable and amazing way. Many years later, through the cry of baby Jesus – a descendant of David – God broke into the darkness of a world caught up i
The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) condemns the devastating and senseless act of violence targeting the Church of St Peter and St Paul, located next to St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, the main Coptic Church in central Cairo on Sunday, December 11.
(Geneva) In an extraordinary symposium on Oct 31st, the World Economic Forum highlighted the growing importance of faith and religion as one of the global trends that will have a major influence on social developments in the future.
I have often referred to the signing of the document “Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World” by the Vatican, the World Council of Churches, and the World Evangelical Alliance in 2011 as a crucial event in the history of the church. Now I was allowed to witness another event in Lund of at leas
Our team from ICR, WEA, Wheaton College Humanitarian Disaster Institute and REALIS arrived in Slavyansk after a five hour train ride from Kyiv. Our aim was to learn about the conditions in villages near the “gray zones” so that we would be better prepared to support churches, students, chaplains an
Global Evangelical Leaders Welcome UN Habitat's New Urban Agenda Agreement as an Historic AccomplishmentNov 9, 2016
The Lausanne/WEA Creation Care Network (LWCCN) together with Micah Global-International Society for Urban Mission (ISUM), the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA), and many other evangelical organizations were present at the United Nation’s Habitat III conference to raise an evangelica
It was love at first sight. Built around seven lakes, Hanoi’s French architecture tells of its colonial past; and food -- always, everywhere. Streets, narrow, lined with markets of all kinds. I especially noted meat stalls, workers with cleavers cutting meat or cleaning fish side by side to market g
The 14th Global Consultation of the World Evangelical Alliance Mission Commission recently took place in Panama, from 3 - 7 October 2016.
A thousand pastors and church leaders from China met on 27th Sept. in Jeju Island, an hour and a half flight south of Seoul, South Korea. This second conference of Mission China 2030 met in the Seong-Ahn Church. Pastors and mission leaders from all points in China, gathering under a vision best desc