During a Thursday speech in Cairo, Egypt, at the American University in Cairo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, himself an avowed evangelical Presbyterian, referenced text from the Christian Bible and noted that a copy of one is kept on the seventh floor of the US State Department, in his office. © REUTERS / Carlos BarriaTrump Furious Over Dems 'Having Fun' Amid Government Shutdown "This trip is especially meaningful to me as an evangelical Christian," Pompeo — a former American businessman with deep ties to the US religious right wing — said. Pompeo's belief in the Christian evangelical version of ‘truth' is noted by many to be at the heart of what makes the Trump administration a danger to global stability. According to a recent report by the Guardian, the "apocalyptical Christian vision of the future" held by many US evangelical … [Read more...] about Devil’s Bargain: Trump’s Hypocritical Reliance on US Evangelical Christians
The Bishop of the Evangelical Christian Baptist Union in Belarus criticized the Orthodox Metropolitan Paul's statements. Bishop of the Evangelical Christian Baptist Union in the Republic of Belarus Leanid Mikhovich condemned the statements of Orthodox Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslauye, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus Pavel about the Baptists, in which he called them sectarians, compared them with gypsies and urged not to talk with them on religious topics.“We consider such statements to other believers or persons of other nationalities unacceptable, especially from a person holding such a high position. The history and culture of Belarus teaches us tolerance and benevolence towards people of all nationalities and believers of different faiths, given that the right to freedom of religion is enshrined in the Law,” – he stated, the Evangelical Christian Baptist Union in Belarus reports.Leanid Mikhovich expressed hope that the Metropolitan Pavel admits that he was … [Read more...] about Bishop Of Evangelical Christian Baptists In Belarus: Metropolitan Pavel’s Statements Are Unacceptable
RIDLEY PARK, Pa. – The Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Convention in the U.S.A. is urging its churches and members to pray for churches and people undergoing religious persecution in the war zone in southeastern Ukraine. The UEBC’s president, the Rev. Roman Kapran, recently sent a letter to pastors in his association calling for prayers during services on Sunday, October 28, and other Sundays. “In connection with the circumstances that have arisen for our brothers and sisters in Christ in churches in parts of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, I propose to offer intercessory prayers,” the Rev. Kapran wrote. The Rev. Kapran cited information he received from the Baptist Union of Ukraine that “Russian-supported occupation authorities of the so-called ‘LPR’ (Luhansk People’s Republic) have refused to re-register Evangelical churches and banned all their religious activities, including at church-owned prayer houses and even in private … [Read more...] about Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Convention concerned about religious persecution in occupied Ukraine
6 November 2018 Brazil Bolsonaro, whose middle name is ‘Messiah’, was the perfect bait for Christians, says Pamela Machado. Frustration with the status quo is not confined to Brazil’s dominant political parties, which collapsed in the presidential election to make way for Jair Bolsonaro’s far-right Partido Social Liberal. Discontent has also been playing out among the country’s traditional religious affiliations. Brazil – once known as the largest Catholic country in the world – has witnessed a massive growth of Evangelicalism over the last decades. A third of Brazilians now identify as evangelicals; just 40 years ago, 90 per cent of Brazil was Catholic. According to a poll from Datafolha, nearly 70 per cent of Brazilian Evangelicals cast their vote for Bolsonaro, contrasting with a more divided Catholic electorate, with 51 per cent of Catholic Brazilians choosing Bolsonaro to be their next president. This growing demographic has … [Read more...] about Did Brazil’s evangelicals put Jair Bolsonaro into office?
Sean Rossman USA TODAY Published 6:21 AM EDT Nov 2, 2018 President Donald Trump leaned on overwhelming support from white evangelical Christians in the 2016 election, capturing 81 percent of their vote and again affirming their conservative bend. Republicans can expect more of the same this midterm election. More than 80 percent of white evangelical voters said they'll vote for their Republican candidate for Congress on Tuesday, according to a survey by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI). But will that white evangelical voting bloc remain reliable for the right for years to come? Numbers show white evangelicals are shedding young followers put-off by the culture war waged by their parents and grandparents. Young evangelicals overall are more likely to hold liberal views on same-sex marriage, the environment and immigration, compared with older evangelicals, Pew Research Center found in 2017. 2018 midterms: … [Read more...] about Republicans can count on evangelicals for the midterms. But later?