The editorial of the week of 17/09/2021 with Camille: Fraternity, Afghanistan, Persecuted Christians, The Chosen

Discover the editorial of the week with Camille, a new video format to discover the subjects which animated the Christian sphere this week from articles published on the InfoChrétienne site.

This week we talked a lot about the theme of fraternity with in particular the inauguration last weekend of Martin Luther King space in Créteil as well as other initiatives in Liberia and the United States.

This unique place, which is not only a convention center like any other, is not a church either, as some might be tempted to believe. It is a socio-cultural space owned by the foundation of Protestantism based on an innovative legal concept. A space that everyone can rent, Christians or not, and of which the Martin Luther King Church is rented on weekends. An original project placed under the sign of fraternity.

This inauguration was the occasion of an interview with Ivan carluer, the pastor of the MLK church who is also the man behind this project. Read on the InfoChrétienne website.

In Liberia, missionaries from the Society of African Missions (SMA) are building a Christian school in Kortuma. A project supported by the village chief who offered to collaborate on it. Thereby, Christians and Muslims work hand in hand to build this school.

Learn about the initiative of Chip J. Sanders, pastor in a small town in Missouri. To bless his community, the American decided to open a laundromat. This laundromat "is the heart of a man who wants to touch his community," he says.

Afghanistan has also been a hot topic in the news for several weeks after the Taliban seized power and the withdrawal of American forces. The situation of Christians is particularly worrying there.

The Forgotten Missionaries International (FMI) organization builds partnerships with local Christians, “forgotten missionaries”, whom it supports to help them speak about Jesus in their country. Unfortunately, the organization has just announced the loss of contacts that she had with these Afghan Christians.

How to pray for Afghanistan? This is a question that you are no doubt asked many times, discover on the InfoChrétienne site the answer of Dave Eubank, founder of Free Burma Rangers, an American Christian NGO that comes to the aid of populations living in conflict zones.

In Brazil Christians are building a city of refuge to welcome Afghan Christians. An initiative that includes both the flight from Afghanistan and their installation in the country.

The theme of persecuted Christians is an important theme for the writing of InfoChrétienne. This week we deplore acts of violence against Christians in Pakistan, Nigeria and Iran. 

Le pastor  Silas Yakubu Ali was killed last weekend in Nigeria's Kaduna state. He was allegedly attacked and killed with a machete. A “heinous murder” denounced by the governor of the state.

Also in Nigeria, Father Luka Benson Yakusak, prêtre from the parish of Saint Matthew in the north of the country, was kidnapped on Monday, September 13.

In Pakistan, the young Christian Nabil who had been convicted of blasphemy and who was due to be released on bail in March, sees his hopes dashed. The British Pakistani Christian Association claims to fear for the life of the young man.

Discover the heartbreaking testimony of the conversion and persecution of Parham, Iranian Christian, to read on InfoChrétienne. He reveals the "stifling" pressures that forced him to leave his country.

To finish with a little culture and good news: the American series The Chosen which is interested in the life of Jesus and which has already met with immense success around the world will be available on Canal + Série for Christmas! The opportunity to rediscover the story of Christ and perhaps to make it known to those around you.

Camille Westphal Perrier

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