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.
The project, offered by the Evangelical Council to show the impact of Reformed faith in theSpanish city, received full support from the authorities.
Streets and squares in the city will be named after women such as Isabel de Baena and Francisca de Chaves, tortured by the Spanish Inquisition.
Miguel Delibes’ last book, The Heretic (1998), is about the sixteenth century Reformation in Valladolid. Where did Delibes get his information? What was his relationship with Protestants? And what were his beliefs?
The University of the Mexican city hosts an exhibition on the first translation of the Bible into Spanish.
Evangelicals from churches in the region gathered for a March for Jesus and a Gospel music concert in the city centre.
Tourists are surprised when they first see the pointed hoods used in the Spanish Catholic Holy Week processions.
It is unusual that the Council of a big Spanish city officially promotes and supports an evangelical event.
Around 200 people read the Bible publicly in Madrid’s Main Square, a place where “heretics”, followers of the Reformation, were condemned.
A stamp to commemorate Cardinal Cisneros will be issued. Evangelicals had proposed a stamp on the first Spanish Bible translation, but it was denied.
In spite of some terribly dark days, the Protestant faith keeps pressing on.