|Roman Catholic 75%||Muslim 4%|
|Non-religious 19%||Evangelical 1%|
Located on the Iberian Peninsula, the Kindom of Spain is bordered by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean to the West; France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay to the North; and the Mediterranean Sea to the East and South. In addition to the mainland, Spanish territory encompasses several islands in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea as well as three small exclaves in northern Africa. Spain made the final step into democratic governance in the form of a parliamentary government under a constitutional monarchy with the writing and approval of the Spanish Constitution of 1978. With 17 autonomous states and 2 autonomous cities, Spain is one of the most decentralized countries in Europe. It has the fifth largest economy in the continent and ranks in the top ten for quality of life worldwide.
Prior to the constitution, under Franco's dictatorship, Evangelicals faced varying degrees of discrimination and persecution for not complying with Catholicism. Since the 1978 constitution, Catholicism has no longer been the state religion, and the country has enjoyed religious freedom. However, Spain is quickly swinging from a Catholic nation to a widely secular society, where morality and values are dwindling with a younger generation that generally rejects the idea of absolute truth. Today, only fourteen percent of the younger generation describe themselves as religious. Of the 8,112 municipalities in Spain, only 650 have an Evangelical church.
Sources: Wikipedia and Operation World
Pastor / Teacher - Marin, Spain
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Teacher - Malaga, Spain
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Seminary Teacher - Leon, Spain
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Pastor / Church Planter - Barcelona, Spain
Jairo became an elder of Evangelical Church of Grace in February of 2010. He and his co-pastor, David Barceló, share the ministry responsibilities of this growing church. In addition... read more