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Participants from 12 countries met near Barcelona. “The gift of the evangelist was stirred afresh as we prayed, worshipped and dared to ask God for Europe”.
Pastor of Open Heavens church in London and his 16-year-old son, drowned in a swimming pool on the Costa del Sol, in a failed attempt to rescue her 9-year-old daughter.
Around 1,000 people joined silent protests on the same evening. “The fate of those persecuted for their faith should not leave us cold”.
The traditional evangelical event in the Spanish city was held in a central theatre of the city.
“Let’s begin to raise awareness, respond to this responsibility before God. Let’s plant churches, but also trees”, said Lowell Bliss co-director of the Christian Climate Observer Program.
Dozens participated in an event in Madrid. “We must fight against violence from all spheres: social, political, legal, economic, cultural ... but we offer another way: Christ”, they said in a manifesto.
According to the police, the person under arrest is acused of sexually assaulting a 17 year old girl inside the church building. Neither the pastor nor the community are part of the Spanish Federation of Evangelical Entities.
Around 200 evangelicals participated in a peaceful demonstration to denounce the closure of the Punto Luce church in Milan and demand “freedom of worship for all”.
The evangelical military chaplaincy of Córdoba (Spain) celebrated its 4th anniversary. “Doors are opening, we are sowing the seed”, Pastor Antonio Baena says.
The Andalusian city of Rota honours pastor Fidel Gutiérrez for his 32 years of service “helping the families in need”, the mayor said.
This year’s Swiss ‘March For Life’ denounced that 9 in 10 babies with Down Syndrome have no chance to live. The police had to protect the event from pro-abortion radicals.
A Brethren church commemorates the anniversary with cultural activities and worship services. “We want to be a light in the neighborhood of Gracia and in our city”.
The 50ft slide aimed “to give people the chance to experience the Cathedral in a new way and open up conversations about faith”. Some leaders has criticised the initiative.
Participants from Europe, United States, Australia and Latin America attended the fourth edition of the Rome Scholars and Leaders Network. It “equips evangelical leaders to understand Roman Catholic theology and practice”.
Reach Mallorca organised eight days of public evangelistic events on the beach. Although some people have complaint, “we are grateful to the city and want to contribute”, says director Gernot Elsner.
Human identity, the role of media, and the protection of family were some of the issues addressed during the annual general assembly of the Italian Evangelical Alliance.
The First Baptist Church of Alicante, along with local authorities, organised the project “Young People and Human Rights”. “We thank God for the opportunity of giving testimony to the city”.
“The Bible, a journey through the languages of the world” shows how “Western civilization is built upon Christianity, and its foundations are the Bible”, collector Pere Roquet says.
“My desire is that millions of Spaniards go to Heaven just as I will go”, evangelist Luis Palau said in Madrid. Dozens of artists and speakers shared the gospel throughout the weekend.
More than 200 people went to houses, businesses and recreational areas in Santo Domingo, sharing the gospel through banners, messages of hope and prayer.
A church in Lugo welcomes families of refugees from Latin America who arrive in the city. “A space of security where the Christian community can be open and inclusive”.
More than 12,000 people on the streets of Dordrecht and 2.3 million television viewers followed a contextualised recount of Jesus’ suffering, death and resurrection.
The spire and the roof collapsed, but firefighters said the fire is under control. “The worst has been avoided”, French President Macron says. Evangelicals express their solidarity.
More than 40,000 signatures ask to put an end to paid sex. Netherlands’ liberal approach to prostitution facilitates sexual trafficking, the “I am priceless” campaign says.
“If the message is not understandable, no matter how important it is – it will not reach the people”, says Valeria Esteban, a graduate of the training programme started in Spain.
The President of the Italian Evangelical Alliance: “Religious freedom and the family are necessary values for a peaceful coexistence”.
More than 2,500 children have already seen the musical, which tells the story of gospel music in a both enjoyable and deep way.
Unidentified people entered an Assemblies of God church in Angouleme on Friday night. They threw paint on the walls and Bibles, and damaged musical instruments and the sound system.
A video on how evangelicals are planting churches in Strasbourg (France).
Loida Muñoz, Director of A21 Spain: ‘We need to both be pioneers and actively support what is already working’.
The President of the Spanish region of Murcia opened Idea2019, the General Assembly of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance. “If there were many evangelicals, this region would be better”.
“We lament this act of vandalism”, says the Italian Evangelical Alliance. The square was named in 2015 and is one of the signs of religious diversity in the Italian capital.
Around 750 women gathered in Spain under the motto “Our Mission: Bringing His Kingdom” .
More than 100,000 spectators have seen the movie about the Reformer of Zurich in its first two weeks.
Montemolin, the town where the author and translator of the Bear Bible was born, hosted an event and an exhibition to honor the 450th anniversary of its publication.
A radical feminist group claims the attack. It caused damages of 40,000 Euro, but pastor says the church “hopes and prays for a peaceful coexistence” in Tübingen.
A letter was delivered to the ambassador “in favour of religious freedom in Algeria and in support of the evangelical churches in that country”.
More than 10,000 people have attended “Life on stage” in Hamburg and Dresden. The mission week combines short musicals and evangelistic talks.
The City Council develops a plan to regulate gambling access and advertising. Psychologists warn against seeing “sports betting as just another social entertainment”.
The regional High Court rules that it is not lawful for the Madrid City Council to ask an evangelical church to meet the requirements of recreational activities. The ruling could create a legal precedent.
Catholics, evangelicals and members of other faiths attended the march. “Christians should stand up for those who are weakest and have no voice”. Police had to protect the event from a violent counter-demonstration.
The Vice President of the Regional government says in a press conference that new LGBT law will continue to be applied against such “very severe infractions”. Lawyers challenge the law in the Spanish Constitutional Court.
A journalistic report of ARD-SWR concludes that evangelical churches grow because they offer “an old message” in “a new packaging”.
The monument depicting Calvin, Farel, Bèze and Knox appeared covered in paint with the rainbow colours. The city files a complaint.
The International Social Advertising Festival recognized the choir’s “social commitment to the environment” and to those in need through its solidarity concerts.
Hundreds shared the hope of the resurrection in the streets of the Spanish cities, with colorful marches.
“The marketplace is the perfect place to build community and to show people who Jesus is, as well as having a positive social and economic impact”, says Mark Plummer.
A well-known Youtuber and a Christian apologist debated about Atheism and Christianity in the first public debate of this kind in a Spanish university.
Photos of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance’s annual gathering “Idea 2019”, in Murcia. Politicians and church leaders discussed about the role of minorities in society.
All political parties signed an “Institutional Declaration on the Evangelical Church” to celebrate the 150 years of continued presence.
“Change the system, not the climate”, say 35,000 in Brussels. Christian experts welcome initiatives to change consumption habits.
A film about the life and conversion of Agustine of Hippo was screened at the Athenaeum of Barcelona. A fully North African team and cast worked on the project for six years.
The government supports the initiative of the Christian centre ‘Nueva Vida’ in Santander. “There is a very huge need and we have only been able to see the tip of the iceberg”.
The organisers suggested that lack of confidence in the gospel is the main factor inhibiting the church’s effective witness to Christ today.
Christians rallied in Sofia on November 18 to defend their rights. It is the second Sunday of peaceful demonstrations against a new religion draft law that could severely restrict religious freedom and rights of minority faith confessions.
A bookshop in Barcelona hosted the event to celebrate the trajectory of the Spanish online magazine. It was a time of reunions, emotion and fresh commitment to the vision of building bridges between evangelical churches and society.
Current issues, international speakers and conversations about the figure of Jesus, in a week of talks and activities organized by Christian university students in Barcelona.
Twice-monthly social events are held for between 80-150 people, sometimes even more. The asylum seekers and refugees cook meals from their own countries, with occasional British cuisine.
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