Whoever drives behind Jalil Mashali will read the text "Jesus – I am the Truth, the Way and the Life." Now, Mashali's career may depend on these words.
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For years, the number of baptisms declined in the community of Jehovah's Witnesses worldwide. Now, the tide has changed. In total, the number has grown by 85 per cent this year.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born a Muslim in Somali. She turned atheist after she had fled to the Netherlands. Now, she says she has converted to Christianity.
Even though his congregation in Teya, in the heart of Siberia, is very small, Nikolay Sukhanov is not considering quitting as an evangelist. "I want to get into the lives and hearts of the people around me," he says.
Pentecostalism is not only about the gifts of the Spirit. It has brought about radical changes in relation to racial equality, women's emancipation, ecumenism, worship and mission, states Dutch theology professor Paul van der Laan in a recent article in online magazine Theologie.
The German Dajana Piwowaski wants to use clothing as a means to assert Christian values. "I want to be like Jesus."
The consequences of the Covid pandemic on the distribution of Bibles have waned, the United Bible Societies write. Last year, 35.5 million people received a complete Bible. That is millions more than in 2021.
A young man in his twenties ends up in prison in Amsterdam. In his cell, he reads the Bible for the first time. Five minutes after his release he sees a sign on the street: "Free Bible book". He immediately walks up to the corresponding booth to ask for a copy.
Since the beginning of this century, the number of Evangelical churches in Portugal has almost doubled. About 44 per cent of the congregations did not exist before 2001.
Artificial intelligence can help translators with making new Bible versions. Researchers hope to speed up the process so that everyone can read the Bible in his own language by 2033.