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  • Seminary Reformation tours leave pastors inspired

    September 8 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Seminary Reformation tours leave pastors inspired

    Renewed commitments to expository preaching and teaching theology were among pastors’ takeaways this summer from Reformation tours of Europe led by Southern Baptist seminaries. “After going and seeing the tour of Martin Luther [sites] – all ... the risks he took – why would you ever do anything other than preach the Bible?” said Clint Pressley.

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  • German family continues fight to homeschool

    April 19 2017 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD News Service | with 2 comments
    German family continues fight to homeschool

    A German family punished for homeschooling their children has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Dirk and Petra Wunderlich submitted a final appeal last week asking the ECHR to protect their right to homeschool their four children. Home education has been banned in Germany since 1918 and carries criminal penalties.

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  • Berlin terror suspect killed in Milan

    December 30 2016 by Lynde Langdon, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Berlin terror suspect killed in Milan

    Police in Milan killed the suspect in the Berlin terror attack after stumbling upon him in a routine stop. “The person killed … is Anis Amri, the suspect of the Berlin terrorist attack,” Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti said. His body was identified with the help of fingerprints supplied by Germany.

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  • At a German university town, connections yield faith

    November 30 2016 by Katie Coleman, SWBTS | with 0 comments
    At a German university town, connections yield faith

    “People don’t do religion in east Germany,” was the reaction Martha Moore often heard. Moore moved to Germany in 2000 to serve as a campus evangelist and start a new ministry. It was clear that it would be a challenge to see lives transformed by the gospel in a country where many are atheists or agnostics.

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  • Danger follows Christian refugees to Germany

    November 7 2016 by Jill Nelson, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Danger follows Christian refugees to Germany

    The situation of Christian refugees in German shelters is “unbearable” according to a report released in October and co-authored by Open Doors Germany. The report documents 743 cases of discrimination, death threats and physical assaults against Christians by Muslim refugees between February and May of this year.

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  • East Germans still burdened by the wall

    November 10 2014 by Beth Vaughan, IMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    East Germans still burdened by the wall

    International Mission Board missionaries, Pam and Wayne Jenkins, arrived in December 1982 when people were being sent to jail in East Germany for openly sharing the gospel. It was nearly six years later when the Berlin Wall fell on Nov. 9, 1989.

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  • Relief granted to German homeschoolers

    March 5 2014 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Relief granted to German homeschoolers

    A German homeschooling couple and their children who are part of a Southern Baptist church have received notice from the Obama administration they will not be deported only a day after their hopes appeared dashed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  • Court rejects asylum bid for home-schooling family

    March 4 2014 by Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Court rejects asylum bid for home-schooling family

    The Supreme Court on March 3 declined to hear an appeal from a family seeking asylum in the United States because home schooling is not allowed in their native Germany. The Christian family believes German schools would have a bad influence on their six children. The justices declined to give a reason for not hearing the case.

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  • Homeschoolers turn to high court for asylum

    July 18 2013 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Homeschoolers turn to high court for asylum

    A German homeschooling family has lost another round in their effort to avoid deportation, apparently leaving the U.S. Supreme Court as their last hope.

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  • German homeschoolers denied asylum

    May 15 2013 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    German homeschoolers denied asylum

    A German homeschooling family has been denied asylum in a unanimous decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals upholding a ruling by the Board of Immigration Appeals.

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  • U.S. Christians rally around home–schooling family facing deportation

    April 23 2013 by Krista Kapralos, Religion News Service | with 2 comments
    U.S. Christians rally around home–schooling family facing deportation

    When Uwe and Hannelore Romeike’s asylum case is argued April 23 before a panel of federal judges, their lawyers won’t talk about poverty, war, or any of the reasons most immigrants cite in their bid to stay in the U.S.

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