Pray for persecuted Christians to remain hopeful, diligent and safe this Easter

Written by Christer King Edeborg on . Posted in Church & Community Engagement, News & Updates, Press Releases

A state of emergency has been declared in Egypt following two church bombings on Sunday 9 April, which killed at least 44 people and injured over 100 people. [ Images: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters ]“The latest bombings and killings of Christians in Egypt have highlighted again the need for solidarity, aid, and prayers for persecuted Christians around the world.

This has been called the single deadliest day of violence against Egyptian Christians in decades. It comes as attacks against Christians have increased in recent months. Earlier this year, Islamic State announced they would be targeting Egyptian Christians.

Open Doors contact in Egypt said, “One of the most joyful days for Christians in Egypt is Palm Sunday… The joyful day turned into a painful tragedy.”

He heard about the first attack as he was leaving to go to his own church service with his family. Shortly after his service finished he heard about the second attack, “…doubling our pain and deepening our shock.”

Jesus the Game Changer

Written by Christer King Edeborg on . Posted in Church & Community Engagement, Programming (On-air)

In the fresh new series Jesus the Game Changer, well-known Christian communicator Karl Faase takes an intellectual look at the evidence for Jesus’ existence and his impact on the world. Radio stations who want to help promote it can download radio spots from Media Point (available from July 14th – just search for Jesus The Game Changer).

Speaking with a collective of academics and experts from various countries, Karl Faase investigates how, in a time when the Roman Empire was rising and taking over the world, a man who appeared to have been defeated, was able to impact so many people for over 2000 years.