On Wednesday evening, 5 October 2022, long-time EEA General Secretary Thomas Bucher (Switzerland) officially handed over the baton to the new leadership duo of Connie Main Duarte (Portugal) and Jan Wessels (Netherlands).
On 4-8 October 2022, the HOPE FOR EUROPE 2022 Experience took place in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. The special gathering, hosted by the European Evangelical Alliance normally takes place every three years (last in Tallinn, Estonia in 2018, Covid resulted in a postponement of one year) and convenes hundreds of evangelical leaders from across Europe to share strategies, best practices and valuable insights.
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
Watch some highlights from the HOPE 2022 Experience in Sarajevo. We are grateful for everyone who participated in HOPE 2022 and made it a joyful and memorable time.READ MORE
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Europe with a passion for giving
Christians a voice in European politics –
Would you contribute €100 to make our
EEA lobby work in Brussels possible?
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.
In September 2021, the decision was made to focus our EEA communications work in the first half of 2022 on the theme “East meets West – West meets East”. The aim was to create a platform for dialogue with our newsletters, particularly between Western and Eastern Europe, where we could hear one another, learn from each other and celebrate that together we are the Body of Christ in Europe.Read more
When my parents and I came to Germany in 1976, I had no idea how much coming from Russia would shape my life and my identity. In Russia, we were called fascists and Germans. Here in Germany, I heard in the schoolyard: “Those are the Russians!”. The few Russian-German children in elementary school stood out because of their language, clothing, and behavior. We spoke German with an accent and made many mistakes.Read more
Over the first six months of 2022, the overarching communication theme of the European Evangelical Alliance will be “East meets West – West meets East”. Europe is a diverse continent with many cultural backgrounds and perspectives. In the coming months and beyond, we would like to create a platform for dialogue with our newsletters, specifically between Western and Eastern Europe.Read more
The Alliance Week of Prayer already took place in the Czech Republic in the interwar period and even survived the communist regime. This prayer initiative was one of the few occasions when Christians of different denominations would meet and start the New Year together in prayer.Read more
Conflicts between West and East are manifold. They are not always well-founded. And it is not unusual that semantic problems lie at the root. Although the same terms are used, they are usually filled with sometimes contradictory content. One such term is freedom, for many philosophers of our time the central concept for human coexistence today.Read more