Together, Europe and MENA (Middle East and North Africa) have been the center of civilization for millennia and remains a vital geographic region in our world.
The recent surge in immigration from the Middle East and North Africa into Europe, makes this entire region a melting pot of religions and cultures. The volatility in the Middle East is not new. In the midst of war and suffering, there continues to be an unprecedented demand for Scriptures – Now is the time for a renewed engagement with God’s Word for the youth across Europe and MENA, for the refugees healing from trauma, and for our Muslim friends seeking life’s answers and an alternative to the extreme expression of Islam they see around them.
Western Europe, where Protestant Christianity originated and Catholicism has been based for most of its history, has become one of the world’s most secular regions. Although the vast majority of adults say they were baptized, today many do not describe themselves as Christians.