Our social-political work in Brussels is a lot about building and maintaining relationships. Covid-19 is seriously limiting the ability to do so. So, how is the Brussels office dealing with the current situation? Building and maintaining relationships with parliamentarians and their staff, with policy makers, and with the many non-governmental organisations working in Brussels, is crucial for the work of the EEA office in the European Union’s capital.
We are talking with Auke Minnema, general director of the European Christian Political Movement (ECPM). The ECPM is a political party that wants to unite all Christian politicians in Europe. Auke is married with one daughter and lives in Antwerp, Belgium.
This month, the European Evangelical Alliance is republishing 2 foundational documents which seek to answer these questions: EEA’s Socio-Political Approach. And the Socio-political Code of Conduct, which summarises the Approach in a few key principles.
The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has shaken not only our private lives but also our daily work for the kingdom of God.
On the occasion of the ‘Year of the Bible’ endorsed by the World Evangelical Alliance, the European Evangelical Alliance (EEA) is focusing on the communication theme ‘The Relevance of the Bible for European Societies’ for the second half of the year 2020. Jeff Fountain, initiator of the Schuman Center for European Studies, has devoted a series of articles in his weekly column ‘Weekly Word’ to the relevance of the Bible to numerous areas of life in European society and has kindly agreed to make these articles available to the EEA.READ MORE
Did you know that every four and a half years, every nation on earth has its human records thoroughly checked by the United Nations (UN)? And did you know that it is not that hard for national Evangelical Alliances to help shine a light on where you think your nation needs to do better? Basically, every 3 years, the UN questions every country very thoroughly in a “universal periodic review” (UPR). And the wonderful World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) team at the UN in Geneva could help you submit a report on the human rights issues which concern you most.READ MORE
When we think about Freedom of Religion or Belief, we often think about ‘the persecuted church’, brothers and sisters in North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, or Pakistan who are paying a heavy price for following Jesus. And they do, no doubt about it. But the term ‘the persecuted church’, justified as the use may be, can easily create a certain distance.READ MORE
In Italy, if you are not Roman Catholic, you can sometimes feel second class. And sometimes you really are treated as second class in religious matters. But the Italian Evangelical Alliance rejects a sense of victimhood. They do not minimise the challenges that faith minorities face. But they do not want to be obsessed by them. Nor do they want Evangelicals withdrawing from society.READ MORE
In 2020, we are prayerfully asking for a further 20.000€ of donations from our supporters that will mainly be used for development measures for our EEA
Hope for Europe Networks.
We are looking for 200 supporters
across Europe who are willing to
contribute 100€. –
Are you one of them?
We want to enable continuous
exchange between our members and
friends and have therefore introduced
the monthly EEA Zoom Café.
Join us for a time of refreshment,
inspiration, and exchange every last Wednesday of the month.
The overarching communication theme for the European Evangelical Alliance in the second half of the year 2020 is “The Relevance of the Bible in European Societies”. Readers of the EEA Newsletter are being presented with different perspectives on this topic over the course of several EEA newsletter editions. We were delighted by the opportunity to conduct an interview with Léa Köves, speaker and employee of the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) in France.Read more
The Bible, with its myths, miracles and fanciful descriptions of angels and demons, has been a major barrier to the emergence of modern science. Only when the Renaissance and the Enlightenment freed modern minds from the medieval superstition of this book could the Scientific Age really begin.Read more
The overarching communication theme for the European Evangelical Alliance in the second half of the year 2020 will be “The Relevance of the Bible in European Societies”. Readers of the EEA Newsletter will be presented with different perspectives on this topic over the course of the coming EEA newsletter editions. To get the series started we were delighted by the opportunity to conduct an interview with Dr. Andrzej Turkanik, the founder and Executive Director of the Quo Vadis Institute in Salzburg/Austria. Dr. Turkanik is a friend and close companion of the EEA’s activities and serves voluntarily in the EEA’s “Issachar project” group.Read more