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Found 13 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Church', for December 2021.
Looking at Church (all) for December 2021Crisis grows in Lebanon Haiti still struggling after earthquake Tearfund campaigns for Covid vaccines Sudan coup – new threat to religious freedom Help Christians in the Middle East Help a donkey in the Middle East How to beat the internet Christians speak out about truth and the media Help a prisoner give their child a... (2398 words)
Crisis grows in Lebanon“Now that Christmas is approaching, many families are worrying that by then, they won’t even be able to provide a home or food for their children.” – The words of a Lebanese Christian leader. Lebanon’s crippled economy has reached such a low point that state-supplied electricity has dwindled to almost zero, so that extended blackouts... (139 words)
Haiti still struggling after earthquakeThe recent 7.2 magnitude earthquake and Tropical Depression Grace that hit Haiti (in August) left 2,189 people dead, with a further 12,200 injured, and at least 129,000 homes either damaged or completely destroyed. Following the disaster, All We Can and the Methodist Church in Britain launched an appeal to support those affected. They have sent... (99 words)
Tearfund campaigns for Covid vaccinesThe coronavirus pandemic has pushed an estimated 120 million people into poverty. Most of these will have to wait until at least 2022 to receive their vaccine. Tearfund says: “The only way out of this pandemic is to recover together – no country is safe until all countries are safe. People who are going hungry... (158 words)
Sudan coup – new threat to religious freedomRelease International is warning of a new threat to religious freedom in Sudan, following a recent military coup in the country. Sudan’s transitional government took significant steps towards increasing freedom of religion. They determined that Islam would no longer be the state religion, and abolished the death penalty for apostasy – converting from Islam to... (211 words)
Help Christians in the Middle EastThe charity Embrace the Middle East works to support Christians in the Middle East, for whom life is often very tough. A spokesman for the charity says: “We support our Christian partners, as they work to transform lives. Where there is a need – for refuge, a home, for health care, for education, for justice... (96 words)
Help a donkey in the Middle EastDonkeys have two walk-on parts in the story of Jesus’ life – from the donkey that took His pregnant mother to Bethlehem, to the donkey which He rode into Jerusalem. And so Christmas may be a good time to remember the charity Safe Haven for Donkeys, which was set up in 2000 to help the... (171 words)
How to beat the internetChurches across the country are now squaring up to the same challenges – and opportunities – that many local shops and businesses have faced for years. It’s all about the internet, and how it changes everything. In the pre-Covid world, services were held in churches, and people went to them. Or not. Throughout the lockdowns,... (368 words)
Christians speak out about truth and the mediaChristians working in the media have been speaking about integrity and truth, and the challenges they face in their jobs. Several leading journalists took part in a recent special online service organised by the network Christians in Media. Lucy Denyer, associate editor of the Telegraph magazine, explained: “It can be a tough working environment. Journalists... (384 words)
Help a prisoner give their child a present this ChristmasAngel Tree gives parents in prison the opportunity to send a Christmas present to their children. In 2020, the scheme sent out over 4,400 gifts. Christmas is especially difficult for prisoners and their children. Angel Tree lessens the devastation experienced because of parental absence by not only helping families connect, but by providing children with much-needed... (191 words)
The Nativity in your window?This Christmas, why not think about putting a Nativity scene in your front window, to remind passers-by of the real reason for Christmas? And next Easter, you could put up a Christian poster or a Christian cross in your front window. (41 words)
A new Bible for all your familyIn partnership with Youth for Christ and several other family-focussed organisations, the Bible Society has created an edition of the Bible specifically designed for families. The Good News Bible – Family Edition has plenty of features to help each member of the family engage with the Bible at their own pace. The Bible Society says:... (149 words)
Tweenager’s SatisfactionAccording to its website, the Children’s Society “fights for the hope and happiness of young people”. It seeks to do this in part by assessing quality research of others, as well as undertaking research itself. Once a year, it produces The Good Childhood Report, and the most recent issue tracks trends over the last 10... (192 words)
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