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October 2021
News > International

Belarus: Christian crackdown continues as Pentecostal church is evicted

Officials in Belarus have continued to crack down on Christians in the country amid growing international concern over human rights violations in the country. One church, the New Life Pentecostal Church, was evicted from its own building in February this year. The church had bought a disused cowshed 15 years ago, renovated it, and…

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September 2021
News > Church news

Reformed Summer School in Minsk

For three days at the end of June we held our annual Summer School of Reformed Theology, a conference first begun in 2013. Usually we invite professors from Europe and the US to teach, while students attend from nations including Russia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine. This year, sadly, nobody risked travelling to Belarus, even from…

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April 2021
News > International

Belarus church given support

Evangelical leaders in Belarus have signed a joint letter giving their support to a church that was raided by police during a worship service. In February, 20 police officers entered New Life Church, following orders to evacuate the building. A continued row with authorities had meant that the congregation was not allowed to worship…

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January 2019
News > Conferences

Belarus: Reformation Day conference

Reformation Day was commemorated at a conference in Minsk organised on behalf of Evangelical Press Missionary Trust (EPMT). Around 40 attended the Belarus conference chaired by Pastor Slava Viazovski. The speaker was Jonathan Stobbs, chair of EPMT and pastor of Penzance Baptist Church. He spoke on Martin Luther and John Calvin, and how these…

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September 2016
Belarus

Progress in theological education in Minsk

Next year I will be 40. The middle-age crisis will not necessarily hit me too hard, but I have begun asking questions like, ‘What have I been doing for the last 20 years?’ Basically, I have been striving in one direction in everything I have done. I have wanted to try to help recover…

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September 2015
Belarus

Summer School of Theology, Belarus

So it has happened again! The Summer School of Reformed Theology took place in Minsk for a third year in a row! An event of micro-significance for many Western countries is a big achievement for us in Belarus. The audience grew to the upper limit which we set for this project three years ago…

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September 2014
Belarus

Summer School of Reformed Theology, Minsk, 2014

Here, in Belarus, we continue to promote academic theology among evangelical churches. This year we had the privilege of Dr Paul Helm teaching us Calvin’s theology. Professor Helm is, of course, well known as a Christian philosopher and Calvin scholar. Our expectations had been high and they were fully met. Calvin Dr Helm effortlessly…

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