Europe is going through major changes. Our aim is to look at the key issues in our continent from a biblical perspective.
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.
“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.
I remember one young man who never told me his name or address. He gave me his Olympic Volunteer jacket when he found out I was a foreign visitor.
Passengers were travelling to a church meeting in the port city of Mahajanga. Most of them were local volunteer teachers for Christian program Operation Christmas Child.
Every summer thousands cross the ports of Southern Europe in their trip to Africa. Operation Transit volunteers go to these cities and offer Bibles and evangelistic materials.
Christian volunteers from Korce (Albania) serve in the well-known camp in Greece. In weekly teams of 10 people they work with a Children's Corner. “SD memory Cards which contain the Jesus film and Bible in Arabic” are given to some adults.
What basic ideas do members of churches in Europe need to know when relating to refugees who have gone through traumatic experiences? Marion Knell (Global Member Care Network) gives some insights.
Comradeship and solidarity mark the daily life of the refugee camp in Brussels, as NGOs and volunteers serve asylum seekers waiting for an appointment at the Foreigners’ Office.
Two evangelical pastors in Szeged share their views after borders are closed to refugees. The country “will need the church to help integrate and accept the refugees who stay”.