give witness

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In the same way, many Christians today are called to serve full-time in the work of evangelization, but the majority give witness to their faith as they go about their day-to-day activities at work or at home.
But Jesus' call to give witness to his faith didn't end with the calming of the winds.
Doctors have been reluctant to give witness statements over fears they could be incriminated in a criminal prosecution.
In our determination to undertake all that is necessary to overcome the historical divergences we have inherited, we wish to combine our efforts to give witness to the Gospel of Christ and to the shared heritage of the Church of the first millennium, responding together to the challenges of the contemporary world.
This case has lasted for three years, largely because several independent witnesses, who initially agreed to give witness statements, then declined 'not wanting to get involved.
One wishes that the authors had been present at the Viennese conference to give witness to the theological fruits of friendship between Muslims and Christians.
Cardinal Gerald Cyprien Lacroix read a message from the Holy Father: "His Holiness Pope Francis is pleased to greet everyone taking part in the seventeenth National March for Life in Ottawa, and he assures them of his spiritual closeness as they give witness to the God-given dignity, beauty, and value of human life.
The whole thing is going to go on and on and we have had to give witness statements," said Alice, who lives with husband Brian and their two sons Fergus, 12, and Finlay, nine.
In essence, the church must demonstrate repentance and give witness by enacting God's vision, ready to bear the suffering and even death that inevitably follow.
Of 3,573 prisoners who passed through Kensington Palace Gardens, more than 1,000 were tortured and treated this way to sign confessions or give witness statements for use in war crimes prosecutions.
Director General of Al Mezan Issam Younis said, "Besides the physical obstacles imposed on Palestinians, especially by restricting their access to courts to give witness and other evidence, this law abolishes the already slim possibility of remedy available to Palestinians.
We expect the new church to have higher visibility in today's society to give witness to the Good News," said Pastor Joel Dautheville, EELF president.