Let’s use the opportunity of #GivingTuesday to remember that it is more blessed to give than to receive – be it today or at any other time of the year.
The media frequently relate the theory of a flat Earth to “fundamentalist Christianity”. Scientists Antoine Bret and Antonio Cruz explain the lack of credibility of a theory that has no scientific or theological support.
The death toll has risen to more than 2000. 86 church buildings in Palu have been established as aid centres. Pastors ask believers “to pray for strength for their communities to endure in the midst of trauma”.
A mudslide engulfed a church in Sulawesi Island. The death toll rose to 1,200 and 191,000 are in urgent need.
The epicentre was located in the tourist island of Lombok. Around 2,700 tourists have been evacuated from the Gili Islands.
When the forest burns, soils are exposed to the rain, and erosion becomes a serious problem.
Christian Aid took action after two sexual misconduct cases were reported in 2017. Organisations under suspicion could lose European Union funds.
A few countries control and consume a large amount of the world’s resources.
Christians in Europe are “finally taking the challenge of climate change seriously”, says Dave Bookless of A Rocha.
Thousands injured and 70’000 need shelter in the predominantely Kurdish region. Tremors were felt as far away as Israel and Turkey.
About 90 delegates attended the European Creation Care and the Gospel conference in Nice (France). Chris Wright: “Whatever we do to God’s creation either points to, or diminishes, God’s glory”.
In a 7.1 magnitude quake, dozens of buildings, including schools, collapsed. “We are very sad and we only pray to God that He delivers us”, says Christian worker in Mexico City.
In creation care, “we need more people who lead by example”, says well-known Brazilian politician and activist Marina Silva.
About 90 people will attend the European creation care conference near Nice (France). “Churches have been lacking a vision that puts creation care at the heart of daily discipleship, worship and mission”, says Dave Bookless.
As Christians keep visiting the people affected by the disaster, they have come to be called Kirisuto-san or ‘Mr./Ms. Christ’, with respect and appreciation.
Pastor Pietro Evangelista runs an association to help those affected by the earthquakes in Italy. "We want them to know that the evangelical church is present", he says.
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At about 40 light-years from Earth, it is possible that some of them could have water on their surface.
Astronomers found the Milky Way is speeding away from a large, previously unseen void.
Hundreds were injured, roads and buildings have been heavily affected in Aceh (Sumatra island). The area was devastated by a massive tsunami in December 2004.
“Haitian believers will someday be the channel through which God will restore this country”. Miqueas Forster (GAiN Spain) just returned from a humanitarian trip to the country.
Ministries and churches attended a special summit five days after the tragedy. 40 organisations aggree to “coordinate the efforts in order to bring together into a single stream the various initiatives.”
The Italian Evangelical Alliance is active in contributing to relief work and to coordinate its work with evangelical agencies. Condolences of European believers.
Authorities confirm more than 350 dead and great devastation in the north of the country. The World Evangelical Alliance expresses “confraternal solidarity in the love of Jesus Christ in this time of pain.”
Seven NASA photos from space show the exploitation of resources, desertification and other effects of human actions on the environment.
The moon, seen from the Earth and from space. Images captured by the NASA in 2015.