Christmas brings the “promise of the resurrection, that death is not the end”, the President of Spain's capital region said in a speech.
Reach Mallorca gathers 250 young Christians from Germany and Switzerland. “There is a great interest in God and spiritual topics among German visitors”.
The mayor of Grenoble wants to draw up a “more pluralist” calendar by replacing religious holidays with secular celebrations.
In some of Europe’s most secular countries like France, Sweden, Finland and the Netherlands, Ascension Day is a public holiday.
The document launched by the government focuses on how religious expressions impact the relationships of co-workers.
As we head towards another Christmas, let’s be sure to ponder the wonder of that first Christmas and the daily wonder of a God who moved toward us.
You may love preaching and want to preach every week, but I think it would be wise to schedule a break here and there.
These 10 tips might be a helpful reminder of some things that we can all do to make summer holidays a little less stressful and a little more fun.
In mourning and in lockdown, believers may experience the power of Easter’s surprise: the arrival of someone who meets us in seclusion and whispers, “peace be with you”.
Out in the open, a beach mission is like a church without walls. Those who are unsure can sit at a distance, listening and looking. There is something too about the anonymity of being away on holiday that makes people more willing to try new things.
When we travel we see reality with a different set of eyes; we not only taste new food, smell exotic aromas and hear foreign voices, but we also come to look at ourselves differently.
There is a decline in the number of adults in the US who believe the biblical Christmas story. Many say it does not matter if they are greeted with “merry Christmas” or “happy holidays”.
In five minutes, on the podium, it will be the decisive moment. The Spanish are going to hear me for the very first time. Curses, the toilet door is jammed! I am stuck in the loo of a paradise island: highly symbolic!