Article 2019

Article 2019 · 05. December 2019
Russia’s Evangelical Alliance is Back on the Public Stage ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Inter-Denominational Contacts are on the Increase M o s c o w -- Good things are happening for interconfessional relationships in Russia. For the first time in four years, representatives of all of Russia’s leading evangelical denominations attended a session of the Moscow-based “Advisory Council for the Heads of the Protestant Churches of Russia” on 23...
Article 2019 · 03. December 2019
Not as Bad as One Would Think ------------------------------------------------------------------ Lutheran life following the emigration of its „glue“ Report V i t y a s / F a r E a s t – The restrictive Yarovaya-Laws of 2016 are not the problem, assures Vladimir Vinogradov, Dean (Propst) of the Omsk-based “Evangelical-Lutheran Church in the Urals, Siberia and the Far East” (ELCUSFE). Responsible for the Siberian portion of the church, he sees a major problem in the fact that his...
Article 2019 · 09. April 2019
Surviving Past – and Future - Blockades -------------------------------------------------------------- A Russian Prayer Breakfast met in St. Petersburg M o s c o w – On 12 March, the St. Petersburg branch of Russia‘s Prayer Breakfast movement celebrated its tenth anniversary. The topic was the German blockade of WW II., and elderly guests told emotional stories about their efforts to survive and the need for current solidarity. Moscow‘s Vitaly Vlasenko, an ambassador to the Orthodox for...
Article 2019 · 09. April 2019
Seminary Suspensions in Russia ------------------------------------------------- Moscow‘s Baptist seminary is back in operation M o s c o w – As of 1 April, the Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists´ (RUECB) flagship „Moscow Theological Seminary“, is again up-and-running. For roughly the last 18 months, Protestant institutions of learning have been under considerable state pressure in Russia. Beginning last November, seminaries have been closed, usually for 60-day periods....