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A triumph of values

The last of a series about the spiritual revolution behind the collapse of communism 30 years ago. A decade after the annus mirabilis of 1989, which saw the Marxist regimes of Central and Eastern Europe collapse like a house of cards, the…

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The Wall falls

The thirteenth in a series on the spiritual revolution behind the fall of communism thirty years ago. Few readers under forty years of age will remember the sense of shock and amazement that spread across western and central Europe exactly…

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The Failed Coup

The twelfth in a series on the spiritual revolution behind the fall of communism thirty years ago. The celebration in 1988 of the millennium of Christianity in the Soviet Union was  a major catalyst precipitating the end of both communism…

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‘God Exists!’

The eleventh in a series on the spiritual revolution behind the fall of communism thirty years ago. The end of dictator Nicolae Ceauçescu and his wife Elena began in late 1989 when a Reformed pastor and his congregation stood openly…

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The Singing Revolution

The tenth in a series on the spiritual revolution behind the fall of communism thirty years ago. ‘A singing revolution’, starting in the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as early as 1987, eventually led to the implosion of…

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