After launching the “Stop abus” (Stop abuse) service over a year and a half ago, with the aim of combating situations of sexual violence committed by leaders in France’s evangelical Protestant communities, in February, the CNEF launched a booklet of Good Practices to combat sexual abuse and a Charter of Commitment to combat sexual abuse in the Church.
Stop abus, is a free service offered by the CNEF to all victims, mobilizing some forty people trained in listening, who are counting on your support and prayers to carry out with determination the mission entrusted to the CNEF by its members. You can make a concrete contribution to this project by making a donation: https://impactfrance.org/cnef/
This month, the President of the National Council of Evangelical Churches in France (CNEF) also communicated the progress of the movement for the mission:
“We ended 2023 with a bang, solemnly affirming a renewed vision for the CNEF at our Plenary Assembly on December 6, with redefined missions and a set of core values for the decade ahead! The day culminated in the adoption of a historic text: “Together in Mission”.
“A text outlining a roadmap for the progress of the Gospel in our country. One sentence stood out for me this morning. Jim Memory, co-director of the Lausanne Europe movement, urged us not to let this text remain a dead letter, but to let it come alive and spur us into action.
“It’s up to us now, together, to roll up our sleeves…
“But we know that everything begins with prayer. This is fundamental: this common missionary impulse must not be based on our own energy, but must truly correspond to an action of the Spirit in us and around us. We believe this. That’s why we concluded this text with these lines: Yes, we pray together: Father, fill us with your Holy Spirit. Make us faithful witnesses, united by the love of Jesus Christ. Awaken a revival in your Church and in our country.“
Other headlines seen in France:
The lauch of Stop Abuse Webpage by the CNEF: https://evangelicalfocus.com/europe/25455/french-evangelicals-launch-stop-abuse-website-and-form-inter-denominational-team-to-help-victims
New evolutions on the French law on abortion to come in March: https://evangelicalfocus.com/europe/25194/a-right-or-a-freedom-france-moves-closer-to-enshrine-abortion-in-constitution
Tribute of Emmanuel Macron to Robert Badinter, former justice minister who championned the abolition of death penalty in France: https://www.france24.com/en/france/20240214-france-to-pay-tribute-to-badinter-french-ex-minister-who-fought-to-abolish-death-penalty
Prayer Themes and Resources
On this month of february, pray Luke 10:27-28:
“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.”
New partners this month
Impact France welcomes the following new partners this month!
Assemblée Chrétienne Alès, Cévènnes
And, those partners who have new projects this month:
Listen with Your Heart Musical Show, a project by Compagnie des Actes