The life of evangelical churches and their spiritual leaders has been portrayed in some recent films and series. Can they help us start conversations?
“An estimated 35,000 cross the border daily; half of them are children”, says the Christian humanitarian NGO.
Nearly 16 million people go hungry - half the population of the country. The UN announced a ceasefire that seeks to prevent “thousands of children from dying of malnutrition”.
Pastor Samuel Rodríguez (NHCLC USA) analyses the caravan of Central American migrants walking towards the border of the United States.
Several faith organizations are working together to help the Venezuelan refugees. Three million Venezuelans have left their country in the last year. “This is the biggest refugee crisis in South America”, the UN says.
Around 4,000 left Honduras to find a better life in Mexico and the US. World Vision calls for “a joint action between churches, civil society, companies and authorities to provide humanitarian aid”.
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 group of 27 doctors, 12 nurses and 31 volunteers, along with 20 local volunteer-translators served Greek natives and refugees for three days.
A team of young people from a local church clean burnt properties “removing items, carrying wood and offering a hope of restoration”.
“A lot of people are blaming the State, blaming God”, says a Christian in the region. “Please pray for the country”.
After the Saudi-led coalition blockade, Yemen faces “the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Some seven million people are on the brink of famine”, the UN warns.
“Queen of Katwe” is the true story of Phiona Mutesi, an Ugandan girl who became a professional chess player, with the help of a Christian ministry which works with children in Africa.
At least 2 people died in Haiti and 4 in the Dominican Republic, thousands displaced. Christian charities are working in Haiti. Two million people urged to evacuate in several US states.
Nikos Stefanidis (Helping Hands Greece) believes that reaching refugees through “holistic ministry” is following Jesus’ example. The pastor shares stories of asylum seekers who have started to follow Christ.
The church in Oberhausen has temporary removed altars and pulpits, “just to make the Muslim migrants feel at home.” They will provide free shelter, meals and laundry. In Greece, an Orthodox church has been turned into a small hospital.
It was the first Spanish evangelical association dedicated to social action. They celebrate 30 years of serving the poor from a biblical perspective.
The World Evangelical Alliance starts a task force to “strengthen the collaboration between various Evangelical Alliances, agencies and churches serving the needs of refugees.”
Hyeon Soo Lim visited the country more than 100 times, helping build an orphanage and a nursing home. After six months detained, he appeared apologising for his “indescribable treason”.