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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.
“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.
“As Christians, it is up to us to become key actors in the climate crisis and lead a change”, says Juliana Morillo, member of the Christian Climate Observer Program.
The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs invites the evangelical entity to the summit. Spanish evangelicals organise a forum on climate change, COP25 and the challenges for the church.
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.
The first evangelical congress on childhood and family was held in Madrid. Pictures of the event, November 1-2.
600 adults and children gathered in Madrid for the Protestant Congress on the Ministry with Infancy and Family. An intergenerational programme addressed the challenges in society, the model of Jesus Christ, and the role of families and local churches.
The Seneca Falls Platform aims to raise awareness about women’s equality in rights and freedoms, both in the church and in society, from a biblical perspective.
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.
Hundreds of teenagers joined the conversation about the Christian faith at Reboot Madrid 2019.
Since 2006, news website Protestante Digital gives the award to non-Protestant Spaniards who work for religious freedom and coexistence.
“This decision marks an end to the moral insult that the public glorification of a dictator constitutes”, said the President of Spain, Pedro Sánchez. Under Franco, evangelicals were isolated, silenced and incarcerated.
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.
The event, organised by the Spanish office of RZIM, addressed topics such as sexuality, identity, ecology and the Bible. “Reboot has renewed my strength to follow God”, a participant says.
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.
“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.
Spanish newspaper El País interviewed Nancy Roncesvalles, the director of the Gospel Choir of Madrid since its foundation.
“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.
The International Social Advertising Festival recognized the choir’s “social commitment to the environment” and to those in need through its solidarity concerts.
There are 331 municipalities of more than 5,000 inhabitants with no evangelical church. Reaching them “continues to be one of the great shortcomings of the mission in Spain”.
The most important trial in 40 years of democracy is expected to deeply affect national politics. President Sánchez might call for an early election.
Evangelical leaders back a movement to defend the right and responsibility of parents to educate their children in values. It will confront the “tyranny of gender ideology”.
The first joint congress of missions of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship and the Pentecostal World Fellowship was held in Madrid.
“Spain has a huge task ahead of generating a big social consensus” about recent history, evangelicals say.