Icelanders are resilient people. The surrounding sea, windy open fields and erupting volcanoes have strengthened their resistance to hardships and their capability to face the challenges. And even more, in the midst of an unpredictable environment they have learned to recognise and appreciate God’s grace and live it out for others.
On the 4th of December a strong Christmas statement signed by church leaders from Europe and beyond was jointly issued by the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) and was presented to Mairead McGuinness, First Vice-President of the European Parliament in Brussels.
Living as a young follower of Christ in Israel today is not easy, as 98% of the population in the country are Jewish or Muslim. When a young adult decides to follow Christ, he or she is challenged to live against the tide, just like Daniel and his friends in the Old Testament had to daily decide to follow the Lord.
Kieryn Wurts, EBF FoRB Research Assistant introduces the international human rights framework as set out by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and other international human rights agreements.
Teodor and Dimitrina Oprenov: "On behalf of the Bulgarian Baptists we would like to thank you all for your prayer support during these days when the religious freedom in Bulgaria is under threat."
EBF’s Freedom and Justice Commission held a Consultation on Roma ministry at First Baptist Church from 18-21 October in Sofia, Bulgaria.
My local Baptist church in Prague, Czech Republic, has been very active and involved in anti-trafficking ministry. I hope that through hearing the story of how our church started an anti-trafficking ministry, you will be inspired to see that it is possible for any Baptist church to start getting involved in anti-trafficking efforts too.
We are in East Ukraine, a few kilometres from the border of the temporarily occupied territory. With the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) and the European Baptist Federation (EBF) delegations we are visiting local churches and a pastors’ conference in the Donbas area to hear their stories and support their work in this difficult time.
A Statement by the VEF Executive and the Representative at the Seat of the German Government
Croatian Baptist Aid has been present in Bosnia and Herzegovina since February 2018, providing support to refugees located there. Its current focus is to find new partners for a three-month project with the goal of mobilizing volunteers from churches from all around Europe.