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The Explainer: What is Pentecostal Christianity?

Azusa Street Historical Sign

In the first of a new column, LLOYD DANIEL BARBA, an assistant professor of religion at Amherst College in the US, looks – in an article first published on The Conversation – at what Pentecostalism is – and isn’t…

Christian leaders step up aid as people face multiple crises in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso Bishop Laurent Birfuore Dabire

Nairobi, Kenya Religious leaders in Burkina Faso have stepped up to assist millions of citizens who crises, including conflict and climate change, have impacted. The West African nation of more than 20 million people has experienced many challenges over the past decade. Early this year, the military overthrew the government, making it the fourth coup […]

Australia’s Alphacrucis College recognised as a ‘university college’, fulfilling “70-year vision”

Australia Sydney Alphacrucis College

Sydney, Australia Australia has gained its first Pentecostal higher education institution after Alphacrucis College was granted ‘University College’ status by the national tertiary accrediting body Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency. The decision by TEQSA in late January was described by Alphacrucis College President, Professor Stephen Fogarty, as “the fulfilment of a vision that began over […]

In Brazil, evangelicals are (apparently) breaking up with Bolsonaro

Brazil Jair Bolsonaro Sept 2021

São Paulo, Brazil Once a reliable part of President Jair Bolsonaro’s constituency, evangelical Christians in Brazil – especially Pentecostals and neo-Pentecostals – have been showing lately that they will not give him a blank cheque to do what he pleases, like staging a coup d’état. In fact, it seems to be quite the opposite. If, […]

Australian churches, Christian organisations launch campaign to resettle 20,000 Afghans

Afghanistan people outside Kabul airport

Sydney, Australia Mainstream Australian churches and Christian organisations have launched a campaign for the “just and compassionate commitment” to resettle 20,000 refugees fleeing from the Taliban in Afghanistan. In a significant sign of unity, the denominations and organisations have joined together in support of the ‘Christians United for Afghanistan‘ campaign, which is lobbying the Federal […]