Proposed Amendments in Bulgaria’s Law on Religious Denominations

Pray for peaceful protests about a review of the proposed amendments in Bulgaria’s Law on Religious Denominations. Held by Evangelicals Pastors of Bulgaria, the demonstrations have been going since December 13, 2018. Bulgarian Parliament prepares a law on religious freedom, which can affect religious minorities as: Evangelicals, Baptists, Seventh-Day Adventists, Pentecostals, Catholics, Jews, Muslims and others.

More about what happen in Bulgaria and how you can help with you prayer, please click the links below:

Interview with Pastor Vlady Raichinov, Vice President of the Bulgarian Evangelical Alliance.

After a Whiteout Demonstration Bulgaria Evangelicals Call Off Protest for Christmas

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SRI LANKA NEEDS PRAYERS

Sri Lanka is currently facing an unprecedented constitutional and political crisis. On 26th October, the former president Mahinda Rajapakse was appointed as the Prime Minister in a unconstitutional and unprecedent manner. This has led to an immense sense of unrest and instability in our country. At the moment, both Prime Ministers take the view that they are effective and both constitutional.

This unfortunate state of affairs has led to a great sense of instability and unrest in Sri Lanka. The political climate present, is very uncertain with rival political parties both attempting to gain power.

Some of the unfortunate incidents have occurred with most concerning is that of a pastor (from the western province) who was abducted, physically assaulted and severely beaten, he was later dropped off in a rural area– presently he is hospitalized. The information we received concerning this incident is that he was abducted because he was building a church in the area he was residing.

Please uphold Sri Lanka’s political crisis and the church in prayers:

  1. For the position of Prime Minister to be filled in accordance to the divine will of God.
  2. For the prevalence of peace and unity in Sri Lanka.
  3. For democracy, constitutional principles and the rule of law to be upheld.
  4. For further violence and panic to not grip the country or its citizens.
  5. For strength for the Sri Lankan Church to carry out its ministry unhindered during this time of political turmoil.
  6. For strength for the NCEASL to carry out its work during this time of political turmoil.

Please find attached document with a summary of the series of incidents and the legal argument for and against it.

Blessings and warmest regards,

Yamini Ravindran (Attorney-at-Law, LL.B)
Head, Legal & Advocacy 
Religious Liberty & Social Justice Commission
National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka

Narrative Report South Asia Legal Consultation – ‘Defending Religious Freedom’

Colombo, 17th – 20th July, 2018

The South Asia Legal Consultation titled ‘Defending Religious Freedom’ was held from the 17th to the 20th July, 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Consultation saw the participation of 22 lawyers and academics (in the field of law) from the South Asian region. The countries represented were Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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AEA GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND ASIA CHURCH IN MISSION CONGRESS BANDUNG, INDONESIA AUG 30 – SEP 1, 2016

Hosted by the Asia Evangelical Alliance, PGLII (The Fellowship of Indonesia Evangelical Churches and Institutions), Integrated Village Ministry (PESAT), and a local church in Bandung, 187 key leaders, observers and doctorate students on Theology in Mission from 19 countries, the Four-Yearly General Assembly of Asia Evangelical Alliance was held in Bandung, Indonesia simultaneously with a Mission Congress, under the theme of Ethical Leadership and Authentic Discipleship. The participants represent 13 member countries and 5 non-member countries (Australia, China, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Uzbekistan).

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Sixth Annual Asia Emerging Leaders’ Summit Concludes in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Christian Leaders from 14 Countries are Encouraged to Participate in Public Spheres
03 February 2014

Chiang Mai, THAILAND: Emerging leaders from 14 different Asian countries were encouraged this past January to consider more active roles for themselves and their church communities in areas labeled “public spheres” by distinguished speakers at this year’s Asia Emerging Leaders’ Summit (AELS), an annual gathering focused on providing emerging leaders opportunities to develop, engage and think towards the future.

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