The life of evangelical churches and their spiritual leaders has been portrayed in some recent films and series. Can they help us start conversations?
96% of young people between 14 and 24 use instant messaging as their preferred means of communication with family and friends.
The video platform created in 2005 is by far the most valued social media among young people aged 11-18, a report of Youth For Christ shows.
The series of animations aim to train 14-21 year olds in Christian apologetics and focus on the trustworthiness of the Bible.
The loss of values, the increasing digitalisation, and the lack of commitment of parents in the education of children are “an appeal to prayer”, says Cornelia Amstutz, coordinator of the network in Switzerland.
“My children want to play sports, but that means not being able to go to church on many Sundays”. What should we do?
The regional government of Navarre (Spain) implements a controversial plan for children between 0 and 18 years old. Gender ideology is promoted with new LGBT laws.
The 19-year-old lamp keeper of a floating fish trap, survived by catching fish and sipping seawater through his clothes. He had his Bible on board.
A team of young people from a local church clean burnt properties “removing items, carrying wood and offering a hope of restoration”.
The U-20 teams of Tuzos of Pachuca (Mexico) and Ansan Hallelujah FC (South Korea) played a match organised by a mission movement focused on evangelizing children between 4 and 14 years old.
Adults generally are thinking about data and figures, but young people look at everything through a relational lens. Dave Patty, President of Josiah Venture.
Volunteers working with the Christian association Valoare Plus set up support groups in secondary schools to mentor teenagers in risk of being trafficked for pornography and prostitution.
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.
A video about the way traffickers target teenage girls online, produced by anti-slavery gorup Abolishion.
The children born between 1999 and 2015 are the first truly “post-Christian” generation. Some of the biggest barriers to belief are the problem of evil and a perceived hypocrisy among Christians.
Films about an empowered orphan, a struggling entertainer, a clumsy bear, a quadriplegic’s wife and a downtrodden boy.
The meausre applies to all pupils up to age of 15. Teachers are tired of the “unending war” against these devices.
Dave Patty encourages parents and leaders to have ongoing conversations with teenagers, because “young people are under tremendous pressure”.
The European Freedom Network, formed by more than 200 partner organisations, becomes a legal entity. Experts, campaigners and Christian workers shared resources at the 2017 “Bridge” conference.
"Many found answers, and many have come to know the real Jesus better”, says Gerson Mercadal, coordinator of Reboot Spain, an event organised by Fundación RZ, Ravi Zacharias Ministries in Spain.
And adventure camp is the first part of a Czech training programme for Christians aged 13 to 17. “Pastors and Christian leaders shared with them stories of their calling and lives”.
The new video of the European Freedom Network addresses the dangers of social media.
“Criminals may start with social networking platforms and then move to phone and video chat”, says Christian expert Ioana Humelnicu. “Being judged is the biggest fear of victims.”
Evangelicals in Spain promote a project to reduce absenteeism among this ethnic group. Romani church pastors have a key role as community leaders.
“Some of the most traumatised people I have met are trafficked women whose customers have insisted –sometimes forcefully– on replicating acts from porn films”, explains lawyer expert on pornography Dr. Ann Olivarius.
Several studies show a “scandalous fall” of the age of those who pay for sex in Spain. “They see it as fun, and prefer not to know if the women are victims of trafficking.”