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“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.
Under the slogan #IfoundmyKing, Brazilian evangelical churches celebrated the 25th anniversary of the country's biggest religious gathering. Politicians and football players support the march.
The leader of the Liberal Democratic party (UK) is against the Brexit. “If we’re out of the EU on April 1, 2019, the Lib-Dems will call for the UK to rejoin on our terms.”
The Mexico City Policy blocks all funding to organisations that carry out or promote abortions. “This decision will save lives”, Christian leader Russell Moore says.
At least 10,000 Christians celebrated faith in Jesus. Believers marched thourgh central streets of Vienna.
“Spain, we pray for you”, believers said in a march through Madrid. Churches of many denominations gathered in other 15 cities.
Hundreds of evangelical Christians from many denominations marched in Madrid (Spain) to pray for their city, the authorities and asking God to bring hope to its society. Many gathered in other cities on June, 11.
Organisers say 3 million attended the “biggest event organised by Christians in the world.” National media describe it as a “Christian carnival.”
Around 600,000 evangelical Christians and a good number of Catholics gathered in a festive atmosphere, to pray for the country.
12.000 march for Jesus in Madrid, and at least 8,000 participated in the Festival of prayer and music that followed.
The march brought together thousands of French evangelicals, in a festive atmosphere, after many years without organising such an event.