Non –Western Christians Now Have A Louder Voice …As Global Christian News is Formally Launched To Serve Them
As part of efforts to add to the existing voices advocating for the plight of the persecuted Church, Christians and to rekindle confidence in younger generations of Christians and leaders emerging in Africa and Asia, a digital news media channel has been launched with the sole aim of highlighting the challenges, hopes, fears and the joys of the persecuted Church has been launched to serve the non-western Church. It is known as Global Christian News.
In a Press Release made available to Today’s Challenge Magazine Dr. Vinay Samuel, Editorial Adviser to Global Christian News, and a pioneer of a mission theology which prioritizes the views of non-western Christians, disclosed that the new digital news service reflected the confidence of a younger generation of Christian leaders emerging in Africa and Asia.
He said “It is time for Christians from the global south to have a news service which is primarily written by them and for them and which challenges the western domination of digital news.
Global Christian News is already a collaboration among technologists based in India’s ‘silicon valleys’ of Hyderabad and Bangalore, with their bustling ‘Tech Parks’, together with writers from many other parts of the world. Full-time editors have been appointed in Nigeria, India and the website includes writers and contributors from many other parts of Asia, Africa, Europe the Middle East and the Americas.
“We will be reporting from every region and country through extensive Church networks and wherever possible supporting local Christian journalists and writers,” said Global Christians News Editor-in-chief, Andrew Carey, a veteran religious affairs reporter and Communications Consultant to Barnabas Fund, the persecuted church agency.
“In a fast-changing world of news, Christians need and deserve an authoritative one-stop service for news and analysis; for teaching and spiritual resources about the forces and events altering the world beyond recognition,” Carey declared.
The statement further reveal that the focus of Global Christian News is on the persecuted church experiencing genocide, persecution and marginalization and security issues facing churches today adding that the new medium will also report on the threat of climate change and natural disasters which disproportionately affect the very poorest people on the planet.