25 January, Christian persecution in Sri Lanka has intensified during the last couple of months. According to the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL), an all-time high of 103 incidents of persecution were reported in 2013, signifying a 100 percent increase in from 2012.
In the week in which many Christians in the Middle East celebrate Eastern Christmas, and as the suffering continues for so many in Syria, the WEA notes recent comments by Prince Ghazi of Jordan and Prince Charles of the United Kingdom about the particular plight of Christians there – and in the Midd
The purpose of the WEA Religious Liberty Prayer Release is to keep you informed and mobilized in prayer and intercession for the needs of justice and religious liberty in the Church around the globe, so that we can stand together for the work of the Kingdom and the healing of the Nations. The Prayer
The United Nations' (UN) Universal Children's Day, which was established in 1954, is celebrated on 20 November each year to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide. UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, promotes and coordinates this special day, which also wor
Pray for the newly-formed Evangelical Disaster Response Network (EDRN) through the leadership of Bishop Ef Tendero, who have met to strategize on how they can be effective in disaster response. These faith-based relief and development organizations were able to identify the areas in Visayas where th
Latest figures, which are changing daily, estimate that 11.3 million have been affected by this devastating cyclone. Approximately 670,000 people are displaced, and estimated fatalities are at least 10,000. Initial rapid assessments are on-going and many areas remain inaccessible. Bad weather is als
On the 8th November 2013 one of the most powerful typhoons (category 5 with winds up to 235mph; waves over 19ft) on record hit The Philippines, with the most severe damage being Tacloban City.
Despite the existence of democracies around the world, religious freedoms have not increased but have clearly gotten worse, in the recent past. The WEA RLC believes that religious liberty is the foundation for all other human rights and therefore must be protected and promoted.
Last week the Court of Appeal in Malaysia ruled that non-Muslims could not use the word "Allah" to refer to God, overruling a High Court decision in 2009. In 2008, the Malaysian government threatened to withdraw the publishing license of The Herald, the newspaper of the Roman Catholic Church, over t
“We need to understand that poverty will not be eradicated in this life. However, it does not mean that we must not do our utmost to feed them. “ ~ Bennie Mostert