A discussion on the influence of ideologies on fundamental freedoms in society opened the annual meeting of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance.
“From court rulings and testimonies of women victims of violence, we know that vixen is a term used by abusers to describe women”, says Asun Quintana, from the evangelical feminist group Seneca Falls, in Madrid.
The European Parliament elections are a strategic opportunity to launch new political parties. In countries like Spain, some dream of having a first-ever evangelical representative in Brussels.
Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez seeks a national agreement to stop the “epidemic”. Spain is the EU country with highest consumption of porn among minors. Evangelical groups have long called for this issue to be addressed.
From 14 to 21 January, Europeans are invited to reflect and pray for the mission through the articles of the Lausanne Covenant in its 50th anniversary.
In its 20 years of existence, a news website about current affairs and the church in Spain has managed to bring together more than 500 authors from all kinds of evangelical denominations and backgrounds.
The Teenage Mothers project of ‘Alianza Solidaria’ in Bolivia helps young mothers between the age of 12 and 18. “It's a light to enlighten them”, says one of its leaders.
“It is important to build bridges to society, to show the biblical response, and to be heard”, said the coordinator of the working group on Women of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance.
Its daily contents and the contribution of hundreds of authors since 2003, make it the largest evangelical news website in Spain. The celebration gathered friends and supporters.
The World Evangelical Alliance publishes an article by its Secretary General: “Unity does not shy away from controversy”.
The Spanish Evangelical Alliance and the Evangelical Federation spoke about the shared vocation of unity, visibility and social presence of the evangelical community.
“If suicide is already a taboo subject, it is even more invisible in the socially vulnerable population”, said organisers of a conference.
The outcome of the Spanish general election reflects a huge divide in the country. The “collective mentality of Spaniards” must change, says X. Manuel Suárez of the Evangelical Alliance.
The evangelical entity launches a document addressing ten issues of general interest , to give a biblical perspective and encourage evangelicals to “vote wisely”.
In Valencia, ‘Misión Exprés’ brought together 60 missionaries, pastors and directors of organisations. They discussed the mobilisation, financing and accompaniment of new missionaries.
(Activate youtube subtitles for English). Watch the reactions of mayor Antonio Muñoz and evangelical representatives at the event held in the Sourthern Spanish city on 13 April.
The Mayor of Seville received the Spanish news website Protestante Digital prize, which celebrates coexistence. A hundred people attended an emotional event.
The award goes in its fourteenth edition to the Seville City Council. The city promotes a touristic route of Protestant history and has named several streets after Evangelical women.
A pastor and theology student analyses in a research paper the health of Spanish evangelical churches and their leadership regarding spiritual abuse.
Specific courses in Spain address “one of the most important ideological issues of the present”.
Around 280 professionals, students, and church leaders attended the once-in-a-decade conference. Dr John Wyatt was the main speaker of a programme that included 15 other thematic seminaries.
After 36 years of pastoring churches in Turkey, Carlos Madrigal was labelled a threat to national order and is no longer allowed to enter the country. He and his wife Rosa share lessons to be learned about Christian work in non-Western countries.
Doubts inside the government delay the final approval of the law as opposition in all sectors of society grows.
Around 100 representatives from churches across the evangelical spectrum met for a weekend to listen to each other and pray for their cities.
The evangelical organisation says local and national authorities undermine the foundations of the family, erode the authority of parents, and divert children from an “adequate sexual education”.