The confinement in our homes is forcing millions to stop abruptly, cancel all our plans, and take time to look in the mirror.
“We live in a completely overwhelming situation”, a worker of an evangelical nursing home says. Personnel and material is scarce and solidary initiatives have been strarted to provide resources.
Mabuhay! Making that familiar and traditional Filipino greeting during a global lockdown carries more meaning and hope. It means, “Live!”
We should be able to transform the time of waiting into a time of hope and patience. Then we will discover that God can change our adversities into opportunities.
“The Holy Week in Lockdown” is a devotional series following the Gospel of John from chapter 12 to 20. It has been developed by the World Evangelical Alliance.
Jonathan Ebsworth of the TechHuman initiative warns that some technologies being used in Europe are “approaching a level of quasi-omniscience that no human enterprise ought to have”.
Facing the closing of borders and the cancellation of projects, Christian missionaries say they are ready to continue their work wherever necessary.
Suddenly we have all realised our common vulnerability. Never in human history has our common fate been shown to be so interlinked.
For all who trust in Christ, there is real and eternal hope. In the storm, at some point, He will reveal his true glory to us.
We are “condemned” to staying at home with our partner, our children or just ourselves.
A University of Copenhagen shows that “in March, internet searches for the topic prayer surged to the highest level during the past 5 years [...] It occurs on all continents and for Christians and Muslims”.
Evangelical NGO Remar distributes hundreds of free lunches to healthcare workers and other personnel in front of the IFEMA building, the biggest field hospital in Spain.
The Spanish Evangelical Alliance analyses the challenges and decisions happening in the areas of medicine, economy and social justice in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The #andràtuttobene hashtag has been very popular in Italy these days. But can you say that from a secular point of view?
Millions face a ‘double crisis’ as the Covid-19 epidemic grows. “Migrant workers are walking hundreds of kilometres desperated to reach their home villages”, says an evangelical pastor. “Thousands of Christian doctors, nurses and paramedics are serving in the frontline”.
Churches are aware that the continent is one of the least prepared regions from a sanitary standpoint. Christians maintain an attitude of prayer and service while they work alongside the authorities.
In recent riots at the Coronda and Las Flores prisons, five inmates died, pavilions were taken, and the pharmacies looted. Christian inmates worked to be peacemakers.
Let us listen carefully, think deeply, change appropriately to the messages from the media and speak relevantly through the media into our society.
The cinema shows many examples of viruses that affect humans, producing devastating epidemics that remind us of our fragility and vulnerability.
The Evangelical Hospital of Barcelona has set up a special area for Covid-19 patients. They ask churches to pray for them “to continue being a light in the midst of this pandemic”.
The coronavirus is taking many of our grandpas and grandmas. Most are on their own, isolated in hospitals, and we do not have the chance of giving them one last embrace.
“We want to collaborate more with other churches, but language is a barrier”, say pastors of the Chinese Christian Churches.
A survey shows that women have more existential questions than men, while Protestants and Catholics are the ones who think more about the meaning of life.
As the epidemic rages in Europe, let us not forget that worldwide inequalities mean that some countries will be more affected than others.
Exile can be fruitful and fertile when we see it as a season to build, to love, and to pray.
A megachurch in Colombia offers its temples for medical and spiritual help. Argentinian evangelical leaders pray for “renewed strength and encouragement”.