Persecution

Anne Graham Lotz: A Prayer for Afghanistan

With the recent takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban, many believe heightened persecution of Afghan Christians is imminent. Edward Graham, a 16-year Army veteran and grandson of Billy Graham, said in a recent interview: “I watched the Taliban up close, [and] they are the very definition of evil. The Afghan people are trying to flee that. They’re …

Ruth Bell Graham: The Battle Is the Lord’s

Look up, O you of little faith; let your doubting cease. The battle is the Lord’s; He works in a mysterious way. ’Tis not by might, nor power, but see His Spirit move today. Unprofitable servants we; our duty done, we must watch for His victory, so, fearful one, be still, and trust.   Taken …

Summer Soul Refresher: God Will Fight for You

What battle are you facing today? Find encouragement in these historical accounts from the Bible as we continue a series of articles on God’s promises.  Read more from our annual Summer Soul Refresher: part 1 (God loves you), part 2 (God will provide) and part 3 (God will never leave you). “The Lord will fight for you, and you …

UK Tour Update: BGEA Mounts Legal Challenge to Venue Cancellations in Wales and Sheffield

With Franklin Graham’s UK Tour just three months away, the evangelistic outreach is being actively opposed by groups who disagree with Graham’s Bible-based beliefs. The one-day tour stops will feature live music and a message of hope, but in recent weeks, all eight venues scheduled to host these events have said they’re cancelling their contracts. …

‘There’s Going to Be Revival’: Thousands Attend Guåhan Festival of Hope

It’s said that America’s day begins in Guam. On Sunday, that day ended focused on Jesus for 5,500 people gathered to hear a message of God’s love during the one-day Guåhan Festival of Hope with Franklin Graham. A U.S. island territory in Micronesia, Guam is situated west of the International Date Line. That means a …

Glasgow Demonstration Sends Message to Local Leaders

On 15th February, the Scottish Family Party led a peaceful demonstration in front of the historic Glasgow City Chambers to protest a local venue that says it’s backing out of hosting Franklin Graham’s UK Tour. Glasgow is scheduled to be the first stop on the eight-city tour, but in recent weeks, all eight venues—including those …

Glasgow court orders expedited treatment for Rev. Franklin Graham’s case

Scottish Event Campus required to file an answer for the unlawful cancellation of contract within 7 days. Glasgow, Feb. 20, 2020—A Scottish court has recognised the importance and the urgency of resolving a dispute relating to the Scottish Event Campus’s cancellation of its contract with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association by ordering expedited treatment of …

Franklin Graham Shares His Father’s Heart for the UK

It was 1954. About 150 journalists and photographers crowded Central Hall Westminster, eager to hear what this evangelist named Billy Graham had to say. Opposition to his planned London Crusade was thick. Did this North Carolina farm boy come to meddle in the government? What was his agenda anyway? “I have come to preach Christ,” …

Despite Controversy in the UK, Graham Tour Moves Forward

Although multiple venues have said that they’ve cancelled with Franklin Graham’s upcoming Graham Tour in Scotland and England this spring, the opposition is not deterring him from sharing the Good News with the United Kingdom. Instead, Franklin Graham still plans to boldly proclaim the Good News and has asked believers to pray about these evangelistic …

UK Tour Supporters Take to Social Media

Photo: Hundreds asked Jesus Christ into their lives during Franklin Graham’s Festival in Blackpool, England, in September 2018. “Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great …