As Christians, we’re called to model humility and civility in our interactions with people of other faiths and deep interest in the issues of public concern.
In the Southern European country, evangelical churches are the religious minority that grows the most, nearly tripling the presence of Muslim worship places.
The few religious references of the four main parties standing for election on 23 July show distinct differences in their approach to religion.
The mayor of Grenoble wants to draw up a “more pluralist” calendar by replacing religious holidays with secular celebrations.
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.
Almost 8,000 municipalities do not have an evangelical presence yet, says church planter Máximo Álvarez in an interview.
As the September general election approaches, the President of the Italian Evangelical Alliance warns that “some evangelicals are easily ‘pulled by the jacket’ in politics”.
A study by the Observatory for Religious Pluralism found that almost half of respondents, all from religious minorities, were discriminated against at work because of their beliefs.
A declaration of the Committee of Evangelical Teachers in Italy (CIEI) about the Global Compact on Education promoted by Pope Francis and signed by representatives of various religions.
Tim Keller, Tim Vreugdenhil, Stephan Pues, and René Breuel analyse what can the world learn from Europe about evangelism.
The Spanish Vice President presented a project to provide city councils with tools and resources “to manage religious diversity with equality, freedom and tolerance”.
New official data show that evangelicals have multiplied eightfold in the last 20 years. The evangelical places of worship keep growing, there are over 4,200 throughout Spain.
Government buildings and the Post Office supported the Pride. AEE: “We want diversity, plurality and respect in Spain. But, above all, absence of impositions and demagogic discourses about disobeying the law”.
It might be more helpful to talk about Europe in the plural, to accept that there are probably several different versions of Europe.
“Change the framework” gathers young people with different beliefs to talk about religious freedom and diversity.
Despite the violence of Islamist groups, “the coexistence between religious confessions is experiencing tremendous progress” in some parts of the country. The government is restricting internet, and freedom of speech.
“Nones” are a majority but cities are now more religious than rural areas, analysts say. Evangelicals grow to 1.6% of the population.
There are 331 municipalities of more than 5,000 inhabitants with no evangelical church. Reaching them “continues to be one of the great shortcomings of the mission in Spain”.
The President of the Italian Evangelical Alliance: “Religious freedom and the family are necessary values for a peaceful coexistence”.
There are 4,238 evangelical places of worship in the country. Evangelical Christians are the religious minority with the greatest presence in the country.
Nearly 70 participants involved in theological research and training discussed the topic of “Christian identity and mission in a divided Europe”.
Three top ministers of the Spanish government joined Catholic Easter processions. The participation of public officers in certain religious events “damages the non-confessional status of Spain”, says FEREDE.
“In a country that has known no Reformation we are still grappling with the lack of pluralism and responsibility”, the Italian Evangelical Alliance says.
Eighty-seven new places of worship have been opened in the last six months of 2017. There are now 4,045 evangelical premises throughout the country.