The responsibility of the media (whether television, radio, print or digital media) is very high in an environment like the current one in Spain.
Riot police used violence to prevent the vote from happening in Barcelona and other cities. Catalan President Puigdemont asks “Europe to get involved” and says he could declare unilateral independence in the next few days.
Tens of thousands protest in Barcelona while police raids Catalan government offices to stop unauthorised independence referendum. “As Spanish Evangelical Alliance, we are worried and feel pain seeing the crisis in Catalonia”.
Unilateral “disconnection” planned after a vote on October, 1. The Spanish Prime Minister defines it as a “democratic fraud”. Evangelicals called to be a model of reconciliation.
We talk with the General Director of Religious Affairs of Catalonia, Enric Vendrell, about the role of faith communities in society after the Barcelona terrorist attacks.
Christians visit the place where the Barcelona attack happened to offer comfort. “We are living incredible experiences”, says Jaume Torrado.
We need to respond with the values that we see in Jesus Christ’s life.
Two evangelical Christians were near the Ramblas when the terrorist attack happened. “The people were running and shouting”.
One person dies and five terrorists are killed in Cambrils as they were carrying out a second terrorist attack. More than 100 people have been injured in the Las Ramblas jihadist terrorist attack.
“We identify with the pain of the families”, the Spanish Evangelical Alliance says. Churches, denominations and regional evangelical bodies also express their grief.
The La Sexta news service compares Hillsong in Spain to Scientology. No evidence is offered in two journalistic pieces full of misconceptions.
A young Spanish film director documents the work of six Gospel choirs. The genre has grown far beyond evangelical churches.
“Nursing Theses: 500 years after Luther’s 95 theses” was the paper presented by evangelical professionals at a congress with 8,200 nurses from 135 countries.
Regional newspaper ‘El Diari de Terrassa’ gives 3,000 copies of the movie to its readers. The idea comes from an evangelical church in the city.
A local church dedicates special service to honour the elderly in the community. “In Barcelona, there are 23,000 people over 85 living alone.”
“We see this as an opportunity to make ourselves known [...] after every attack, there is an opportunity to share the gospel”, pastor Jorge Álvarez says.
Young volunteers organise basketball games in a prison of Barcelona, sharing time and Christian values with the inmates.
The Evangelical Church of Castelldefels (Spain) leads “Imperfect”, a new restaurant to help people at risk of social exclusion.
A Christian Maths student is interviewed about her faith on the back cover of a secular Spanish national newspaper.
Relatives of victims, churches and the consul of Ecuador take part in a public gathering in the city centre.
An evangelical association in Barcelona will send 4 trucks to Idomeni and other refugee camps in Greece. Many media reported about the project.
All of the students killed are women. They were coming back from an organised trip to Valencia’s Fallas regional festival.
A Spanish evangelical church brought 3,500 pairs of shoes to a Croatian refugee camp. “People are relieved but also disappointed, they have not found the open arms they expected from Europe.”
In the middle of celebrations of his team, FC Barcelona player Gerard Piqué said: “Thanks Kevin Roldan, it all started with you.” These words provoked major controversy in the Spanish sporting media. Why?
A Spanish Christian ministry for deaf people, organises a Sign Language course in Barcelona. “Our society is not fully dedicated to the integration of deaf people”, one of the teachers says.
A young company based in Barcelona (Spain) creates digital apps to share biblical stories with children, whilst supporting missionary projects.