The confinement in our homes is forcing millions to stop abruptly, cancel all our plans, and take time to look in the mirror.
Local authorities of Fuerteventura (Spain) asked the evangelical church Modern Christian Mission to run a shelther por people in need.
Christian doctors, nurses and other health care workers tell us how they are living the coronavirus crisis.
Christians in various countries mention the loneliness in times of confinement and the needs of the elderly, as priorities to be addressed in the coming weeks of crisis.
The Chinese Christian Church in Spain closely follows the religious freedom changes happening in its home country. “The government wants all evangelical churches to be subject to the organisation of the Three Autonomies”.
Prayer and pastoral care online, workshops, Instagram humor, are some of the responses to the first days of confinement.
Christians face the challenge of acting creatively as millions enter phase of confinement. “It might shape some of the future offers of our churches”.
Schools and other public services have been closed. Hundreds of thousands confined in some regions. Evangelicals suspend all services and meetings and call to pray according to Psalm 91.
Pastors of the Chinese Christian Church in Spain explain how they handle the Covid-19 crisis. “At work, we notice discrimination. Many think that the Chinese are carriers of the virus”.
The country with more abortions is France (224,000). England and Wales reached their highest figures. Germany and Spain increased the number of abortions below 2%.
A newspaper report accuses an evangelical entity of harassing women when they go to abortion clinics. They deny it: “We respect people and if they don't want to talk, we don't insist”.
“Parents are ready to fight this battle”, says evangelical pastor Ángel Zapata, one of the organisers of a march that gathered 5,000 against the new sex education policies of the Spanish government.
They are cooperating with the authorities and complying with the precautionary measures of the Spanish Health Ministry.
A Brethren church in the Spanish town of Águilas opens a library with more than 5,000 Christian books. Their vision is “to continue the evangelisation work that began here at the end of the 19th century”.
“Working for the wellbeing of the city” was the theme of Idea 2020, this year's General Assembly of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance.
A crowdfunding campaign to rebuild the main office of the evangelical student movement has been launched. “The expressions of encouragement and care we are receiving from many are a big support”.
The draft law proposes euthanasia in a month for those with an incurable or disabling illness. Spanish evangelicals ask for “better palliative care and support for people in dependence”
The Education Minister creates a socio-political storm by saying that “children do not belong to their parents”. Three evangelical organisations join the debate about the LGBT workshops in state schools.
Christians joined the Evangelical Alliance Week of Prayer in dozens of European cities as local churches came together to worship God.
The Unamuno Prize was given to philosopher and university professor José Luis Villacañas, for “his brave defense of the memory of Protestantism as an integral part of the history of Spain”.
The fall of a criminal ring exposes the risk of ‘sexting’ and other online practices. “Being judged is the biggest fear of victims”, says Christian expert Ioana Humelnicu.
In Haiti I have perceived, more than anywhere else, that physical battles are also spiritual battles, and that visible suffering is the result of the invisible tension between the world of darkness and the light of Christ.
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”.
Social Democrat Pedro Sánchez is confirmed as Prime Minister after forming a government with leftists Podemos. The growing socio-political polarisation makes dialogue difficult, evangelicals say.
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.
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.