Serving the needs of the Church: TEE Consultation

There are many tools that are used by the Church to help disciple its people and grow mature disciples and leaders. TEE, or Theological Education by Extension is one of those. Starting on March 11 there is an important consultation

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Celebrating women – then why all the suffering?

March 8 is International Women’s day. The UN has declared an International Women’s Day theme for 2013 “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women”. Jesus gives dignity and identity to women and God’s people

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The risks for Central Asia after the Afghan Pullout

The anticipated pullout of troops from Afghanistan will have a significant, even severe, political, social, economic and religious impact on Central Asia. The return of those who have fought alongside the Taliban, the expected increase in the flow of drugs

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Witness as a minority: The Church in Turkey

Rich in Christian history, today less than 0.1% of the population of 72 million in Turkey are Christians. The Church there is growing its identity, and has been engaging public in witness to the coming of the Kingdom of God

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Living on the margins: Homelessness in Bishkek

A 2011 study on homeless people in Bishkek introduced ins report in this sobering way: “In spite of being a small city with less than a million population, the number of homeless people in Bishkek exceeds 3500 and according to

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Uzbekistan: isolation and control

Uzbekistan, formerly part of the Soviet Union, is a dry and landlocked country in Central Asia. The leading cities of the famous Silk Road are located in Uzbekistan, and many well-known conquerors passed through the land: Alexander the Great in

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Eighty Christian Believers Raided in Uzbekistan

Eighty Christian Believers Raided in Uzbekistan  SUMMARY: In December 2012, a group of policemen raided a gathering of Christian Believers. While hurling abuses at the Believers, the police took away songbooks and Bibles. They left after taking everyone’s fingerprints. Later, four

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