• The Civil Public Square – Inspiration from Albania

    The Civil Public Square – Inspiration from Albania0

    Many people know of Albania’s extreme communism and strict atheism from the end of World War II until the early 1990s. But what is less widely known is the country’s history of peaceful interreligious co-existence both before and after this period of dictatorship.

  • Diaspora Churches: Faithful and  Engaged

    Diaspora Churches: Faithful and Engaged0

    In the second half of 2022, the overarching communication theme for the European Evangelical Alliance will be “Diaspora Churches.” The church landscape in Europe is increasingly characterised by diaspora groups. Church communities in majority societies in different European countries could benefit in many ways from the diversity that diaspora groups contribute to the respective domestic society and church landscape. In the coming months, we would like to create a platform for increased engagement with minority churches and listen to their stories to better understand how we can support them and learn from each other. We are very pleased that Pastor Tillarh Mukasa of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Solution Centre in Stockholm, Sweden has agreed to answer some of our questions.

  • Diaspora Churches in Sweden

    Diaspora Churches in Sweden0

    The so-called diaspora churches have become an important part of Swedish Christianity. During the last couple of decades around 300 churches have been planted here by people from a non-Swedish culture or nationality, mostly – but not exclusively – in larger cities.

  • God calls many to be like Esther

    God calls many to be like Esther0

    In many places in Switzerland, a number of Ukrainian or Russian worship services, prayer and Bible groups have already been established. To support these efforts, on Friday, June 24, we organized with our network a national meeting of Ukrainians who are working in Switzerland in a key spiritual role. We called this meeting “Ukrainian Swiss Christian Summit.” About 50 people participated. Our target group were Ukrainians who have taken on a key spiritual role (pastors, leaders of prayer and Bible groups…) and Swiss representatives of churches who offer spiritual ministries for Ukrainians.

  • UK Church response to Ukrainian refugees

    UK Church response to Ukrainian refugees0

    Time and time again Welcome Churches has been encouraged by the way the Church has stepped up to be at the forefront of welcoming those seeking refuge in the UK. After the rapid takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban in August 2021 approximately 20,000 people arrived in the UK, almost overnight, and the UK church mobilised to welcome Afghan families and provide practical help. Amidst the tragedy of the war in Ukraine, we have once again seen stories of hope emerging from the UK church as they welcome refugees into their communities.

  • Ukrainian woman finds accommodation via Host4Ukraine

    Ukrainian woman finds accommodation via Host4Ukraine0

    It is now about four months since Russian troops invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022. Since then, many Ukrainians have fled the war. According to UNHCR, more than 8 million people have left the country. More than 5 million refugees have been registered across Europe, of which Poland alone has taken in more than 1.2 million. Many others fled to Romania, Russia, or Germany.