The life of evangelical churches and their spiritual leaders has been portrayed in some recent films and series. Can they help us start conversations?
Three million evangelicals took the streets of Sao Paulo to share the gospel and “cry out for Brazil, for the families, for the end of corruption, for the afflicted hearts”.
French Christians got together to pray, give Bibles, and share the gospel. “It is a privilege to freely testify publicly about our faith”, organisers said.
Hundreds shared the hope of the resurrection in the streets of the Spanish cities, with colorful marches.
The President of the Italian Evangelical Alliance: “Religious freedom and the family are necessary values for a peaceful coexistence”.
Demonstrations filled the streets of 210 Argentinian cities. The demands included a better adoption system and more support for women in a position of fragility.
Groups of hooded protesters threw stones against the crowd. “The people started to run, there were babies, children crying, it was a chaos”, explains one of the mothers attending the march.
The ‘Sky-blue wave’ gathered hundreds of thousands in more than 100 cities to defend family, “the two lives” and the fundamental freedoms.
On October 20th, single-file lines of people dressed in black will fill the streets of more than 400 cities across the world. Loida Muñoz: “Criminal organisations buy and sell people”.
Evangelicals from churches in the region gathered for a March for Jesus and a Gospel music concert in the city centre.
The laws punishes human trafficking, but prostitution remains unregulated. Christian organisation Esclavitud XXI hopes the Nordic Model will be adopted soon.
“Welcoming every child, supporting every woman” was one of the messages.
“The pain after abortion” was this year’s theme. Police officers protected the celebration from radical counterprotesters.
Thousands of Guatemalan and Ecuadorian Christians marched to highlight faith in God as the solution to difficult situations of their countries.
This year the march for Jesus will focus on defending life and family.
On August 8, the Argentinian Senate will decide about the abortion Bill. “We need to make that voice of the unborn heard”, one of the pastors who organised the march said.
“The country needs an independent justice, care for natural resources and a better social security system”, Pastor Flavio Rosario said.
With 129 votes in favour, 125 against and only one abstention. The Bill will now have to go to the Senate to be fully approved.
Pro-choice group Abortion Rights had organised a counter demonstration. One week before the march, a law which bans prayer or the offer of help outside a London abortion centre came into effect.
Around 30,000 people gathered to defend the right of life. The participants denounced the 100,000 abortions that take place every year in Spain.
“The response of pastors and churches was excellent”, says promoter of the marches Hugo Marquez in an interview.
Journalist Mireya Elizabeth Garrón speaks of the socio-political crisis in Bolivia and analyses the role of evangelical churches in the marches that helped revoke the new Penal Code.
The new Penal Code criminalises evangelism and other religious activities. Christian leaders unite to offer “solutions through sincere and proactive dialogue”.
The annual event organised by evangelical churches of many denominations used the opportunity to pray for the country.
“It is in our humanitarian tradition as evangelical Christians to extend human rights to all groups, including the unborn”, says Evangelical Alliance Ireland Executive Director Nick Park.
Mauricio Macri attended a big musical concert to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.