The life of evangelical churches and their spiritual leaders has been portrayed in some recent films and series. Can they help us start conversations?
The cyclone Idai has devastated the Centre of the country, damaging the supplies of water and electricity. More than 200 people have died, but authorities fear a death toll of one thousand.
“Not only are low-cost, but they offer holistic health care for all individuals, and more importantly, they create community”, a study about the church’s impact on health and care says.
Mass arrests, torture and arbitrary sackings are denounced by the United Nations. Pastor Andrew Brunson is one of the many imprisoned after the failed coup in 2016.
“About 90% of the island is still without electricity, and around half without water supplies”, says Gisela Muñoz, of ABU (IFES) in Puerto Rico. Churches are working together to help rebuild the country.
At leas 14 people have died and many areas are left "barely habitable." Irma has been downgraded to a category four, but officials warn that it remains "extremely dangerous".
Now the government can independently deport anyone it deems a threat to “public security” without a judicial order or review. The directive was issued over the weekend.
“It's very difficult to know what to do. This has definitely added to the sense of fear and uncertainty”, Christian organisation in Nepal says. At least 65 people dead and more than 2,000 injured.
Organisations asked to give financially and pray that “no effort is duplicated.” Teams are arriving in the region to meet urgent needs.
The United Nations confirmed 11 deaths, lowering an earlier figure of 24. Local people and aid agencies say that the rebuilding effort will be immense.