“You are not alone” (Deuteronomy 31:8) was the theme of this year's Maata Näkyvissä, a festival for young people and families first organised in 1984.
In Germany, evangelist Franklin Graham preached at an event organised with 260 local churches.
This was the sixth edition of the youth event in Poland, in which over 3,500 people have already participated so far.
In June, thousands of young Christians in France were challenged to courageously let their faith shine for others to see. One month later, riots erupted in many cities.
“Rapito” was presented at the 2023 Cannes Festival. It tells the true story of Edgardo Mortara, a Jewish boy from Bologna, who was kidnapped from his family in 1858 and taken to a Catholic boarding school by order of the Inquisition court.
Lecrae, Tye Tribett and 20 other bands and speakers join the festival (1-3 June, Cluj-Napoca) to communicate “God’s love and joy” to younger generations and families. The organisers spoke to Evangelical Focus.
In Cluj-Napoca (Romania), the Heartbeats Festival (1-3 June 2023) will offer quality music and workshops in a safe environment. The aim, to offer the “hope and joy” of the gospel to “our sons, daughters and friends”.
The Christian “Elements of Rock” weekend was first held in 2004. This year it will have rockers from Sweden, Netherlands and the UK.
Music concerts, festivals and carnivals promoting secular music are on the rise, but what does the Bible say about whether Christians should participate?
Christian rockers went to ‘Hellfest’ to offer visitors the Metal Bible with testimonies of Christian rock stars.
The German festival focused on the book of Philippians. Workshops, concerts and interviews with well-known believers encouraged participants to share God’s hope with others.
The local transport company removed Festival of Hope ads from its buses in 2018. A court has now ruled that it was “a wholesale disregard for the right to freedom of expression”.
Festivals and conferences hope to be able to gather participants physically but plan for a significant reduction in size.
He was expelled from Rototom Sunsplash in Benicàssim after the pressure of Palestinian supporters. Although the festival invited him back later, the judicial process had continued.
Local authorities in the state of Hidalgo “prohibit the entry of Protestants”. Those who refuse to fund Catholic festivities are threatened with big fines and water cuts.
“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.
It is important to provide a child with additional needs with someone they can trust who can help them understand what is happening, where they are supposed to be and what they are supposed to be doing.
At least 20 big events were held in open air locations, with music, preaching and food. 90 pastors baptised around 500 people in the Elb river.
The Ecumenical Jury of the Cannes Film Festival awarded Terrence Malick's film. “The film expresses and explores the difficult challenges to the integrity of the human person in the face of great evil”, it said.
“I had one of the most moving moments of my life during the film”, says Argentinian actor Gaston Pauls, who plays the role of Luis Palau.
A free week-long skate, music, bible and family festival held in Wadebridge, took its 2018 theme from John 10:10.
Blackpool Transport removed promotions for the event, after social media pressure from LGBT groups. “I am not coming to preach hate, I’m here to preach about Jesus”, Graham said.
The festival in Falkirk was organised in partnership with about 200 churches.
The festivals are centered around one goal - to build up this country where family and Christian values are the focal point of the public traditions and of the state policies.
More than 1,900 people “made a decision for Christ” in the event organised by Portuguese evangelical churches and evangelist Franklin Graham.