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November 2000
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Missionary Spotlight – Theological Education in France

Owing to the separation of church and state in France, there are no departments of theology in French universities, apart from the University of Strasbourg. This is a blessing, as it means that all the churches have had to maintain their own educational structures outside the state educational system. Yet it can be a…

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June 2000
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Fact File: France

Area: 210,000 square miles. The largest nation in West Europe, Metropolitan France includes the island of Corsica. Neighbouring countries: Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra and Spain. Climate: Generally cool winters and mild summers; but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean. An occasional strong, cold, northerly wind is known as the…

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June 2000
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Missionary Spotlight-A Call to Battle

Very soon, on 18 June, France will be remembering the 60th anniversary of General de Gaulle’s famous wartime broadcast from London: ‘France has lost a battle, but France has not lost the war’. His call was to French people everywhere to take up arms for the defence of the patrie. History records the outcome…

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June 2000
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Missionary Spotlight – France and the Gospel Message

Talk of France? It would be easier to pour the ocean into a teacup! France is well known in England as a place for holidays, good food and cheap wine. Few realise that it has been the cradle of modern philosophers, who have enjoyed the limelight here ever since their ideas helped to do…

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June 2000
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Church-planting in South-West France

Southwest France, from the Poitou down to the Pyrenees, was well on its way to becoming a Protestant area at the beginning of the seventeenth century. Two hundred Protestant churches had survived the religious wars of the sixteenth century (wars that had been particularly brutal in the south-west). Academies for the training of Protestant…

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May 2000
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Missionary spotlight – the gospel in Auvergne, France

Some years ago I spoke to the mayor of a nearby town, who happens to be a friend of Jacques Chirac. I asked him about the presence of Protestants in Auvergne, on which he remarked that the Charles Martel had stopped the Arabs at Poitiers — and then suddenly paused in the middle of…

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February 2000
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France Today – Gays, Sects and Subversion

Some specialists say that modern France is a difficult country in which to be a Christian today, or to work in as a missionary. They have a point. Christian values have been progressively undermined in France for 200 years. The country Rome once called the ‘elder daughter of the Catholic Church’ is under assault…

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