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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.
The criminal organisation exploited about one hundred Nigerian women. Prostitution and Human Trafficking are still major issues in Spain.
A study in 15 European cities confirmed the existence of socioeconomic inequalities in many of the main causes of mortality.
Michael W. Smith talked to Evangelical Focus in his visit to Barcelona. Prayer, the power of music and differences between the USA and Europe, some of the topics.
Several other big cities in Spain will have Mayors from newly created left-wing parties. Anti-poverty protestors defeat bipartisanship. Traditional Conservatives and Labour suffer big losses.
This is a historical sentence, because for the first time in Spain, it recognised the right of an evangelical pastor’s widow to receive a pension.
The singer talked to Evangelical Focus in his visit to Barcelona. “You just have a pinch yourself, how did these songs of mine found their way in all these countries all around the world?”
The event gathered more than 25,000 people over two days. In a festive atmosphere, the gospel was preached, and more than 1,700 people made a decision for Christ.
About 1,700 people took a decision for Christ in 'Festival de la Esperanza', an evangelistic effort which united more than 200 churches in Barcelona (Spain). Photos: Gabriela Pérez, MGala, BGEA.
About 1,000 people gathered to remember the victims of Germanwings Flight 9525. Although many had asked for a plural ceremony, it was a Catholic service. Evangelical, Jewish and Muslim representatives only spoke at the end of the ceremony.
Thomas Bucher, secretary general of the European Evangelical Alliance, “expected more respect towards victims who were not from a Catholic background.”