WEA Children’s Network

Young Christians in Austria Reflected on the “Cost of Leadership”

A weekend to have important conversations, training, for new generations in church leadership. Younger Christian leaders met in Schloss Klaus near Linz (Austria) for a national leadership summit. The event, organised by the Austrian Evangelical Alliance between 11-13 November, was a chance to think about the “cost of leadership”, the organisers said. “As leaders, we often go …

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1,200 Children of 70 Churches Competed in Barcelona’s ‘Evangelical Olympics’

35 years later, the event continues to succeed in bringing together churches for a day of sport and fun. Free churches in Barcelona have been participating in the ‘Evangelical Olympics’ for 35 years, and the sportive event continues to be highly appreciated by children from around Catalonia. With the beginning of the academic year, churches prepared there …

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‘Thrive Albania’ Event – What Can We Do Together?

The World Without Orphans global and regional teams and organization partners collaborate to support national teams in developing broadscale collaboration that accelerates long-term positive transformation.  It is exciting to see this happening in Albania, where over 30 local church and organization leaders and government employees gathered in Tirana in November 2022 for a ‘Thrive Albania’ …

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Providing ‘Ibasho’ and ‘Tamariba’ for Japanese Christian Youth

The apparent weakening of Christianity in Japan is often attributed to the declining presence of young people in many local churches. Churches without youth groups are increasingly common. If this trend continues, many Japanese churches will cease to exist in the not so distant future. In an attempt to understand and to reverse this trend, …

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The Church’s View on Abortion and Marriage Transformed Europe

The first surviving Christian writing outside the New Testament, Didache, already makes a statement against abortion, infanticide and paedophilia. We have all heard about the “abdominal” issues. The issues that are considered too much for the Church to deal with and that its environment challenges it to give up. It’s about abortion, views on sex, pornography, the …

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Drags for Children, Controversial Sex Education: Spanish Evangelical Alliance Calls to Speak Up Against “Ideological Agenda”

The evangelical organisation says local and national authorities undermine the foundations of the family, erode the authority of parents, and divert children from an “adequate sexual education”. The Spanish Evangelical Alliance (AEE) has reflected in a statement on the sexual education of children, following events in recent weeks that have ignited a social debate around …

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Evangelicals Call Abortion Activists to Exercise “Tolerance and Respect”

In recent Marches For Life, Christian organisations have suffered attacks and threats. The Evangelical Alliance says the “democratic heritage of Switzerland” must be protected. Swiss pro-lifers hold their annual March For Life on 17 September, and the pressure by pro-abortion activists and politicians has increased over the summer.   In the last years, groups expressing …

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European Evangelicals Issue a Guide to Pray with Children in Times of War

The European and World Evangelical Alliances also release a joint statement, suggesting several reasons to pray on Ukraine’s independence day. On 24 August Ukraine will celebrate its Independence Day, which this year marks 6 months of war in the country after the Russian invasion. For this reason, the European and the World Evangelical Alliances (EEA and WEA) have issued a joint statement, calling on …

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