Global Charter Press Release
- June 12, 2012
Across Europe, some politicians are courting the “Christian vote”. The promise is of a Christian nation, the protection of Christian heritage and the strengthening of Christian values.
So how should Christians reflect on these political promises?
What does it mean to be a Christian nation?
What kind of nation pleases the Lord?
The European Evangelical Alliance is privileged to have loads of fantastic networks but we especially want to honour the European Freedom Network this year. The Christian humanitarian response to the Ukraine war, especially in nations bordering Ukraine and within Ukraine itself, has been unbelievable. But EFN’s specialist work to respond to the Ukraine war is remarkable.READ MORE
The number 1 socio-political issue of 2022 for the EEA family is, of course, the war in Ukraine. Russia’s renewed invasion and the resulting destruction, atrocities, trauma, injuries and deaths. It has been remarkable to see how Christians have led the way in welcoming and caring for those who had to flee the country. But, in this article, we want to focus on the Ukrainians themselves within the nation. Their example is humbling.READ MORE
In the midst of a busy plenary in Strasbourg, we spoke with Austrian Member of the European Parliament, Lukas Mandl (Vienna, 1979), about being a Christian in politics. “We should always remember that in politics, we don’t work for ourselves but for the other.”READ MORE
Since May 2016, the European Union has had a Special Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of Religion or Belief outside the EU. However, at least on paper as since the European Elections in 2019, this position has been vacant. The reluctance to renew the mandate and the delay in appointing a new Special Envoy sends the wrong signal to both perpetrators and victims. Europe needs to rediscover the importance of Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) for all human beings, and act now!READ MORE
The day to end violence against women on November 25th deserves our attention, prayer and action – abuse against women brings misery and brokenness to millions.READ MORE