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Found 10 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Church', for September 2020.
Looking at Church (all articles) for September 2020Churches warned to prepare for ‘tidal wave of poverty’ Abbey’s ‘black Jesus’ stirs up a storm Saudi Arabia’s call on UN to embrace Islamophobia as racism raises alarm Helping Christians of Central Asia during COVID-19 Pandemic amid millions of locusts As the pandemic progresses, here is the latest from MAF pilots… Tearfund in Yemen The... (2669 words)
Churches warned to prepare for ‘tidal wave of poverty’Church leaders are being urged to be ready to respond to the lasting impact of the pandemic on the country’s poorest people. The effect on urban, suburban and rural communities is likely to be severe with many thousands of jobs being lost and livelihoods threatened. The poorest in society may find themselves hardest hit. Churches... (437 words)
Abbey’s ‘black Jesus’ stirs up a stormA large-scale painting of the Last Supper depicting Jesus as a black man has sparked controversy and heated debate in the UK and around the world. I reckon that’s no bad thing. In fact, it could be really positive. St Albans Cathedral, 20 miles north of central London in leafy Hertfordshire, has installed the painting... (495 words)
Saudi Arabia’s call on UN to embrace Islamophobia as racism raises alarmSaudi Arabia’s recent call to the UN to focus on “eliminating Islamophobia” as an outcome of tackling online racism and xenophobia sets a potentially dangerous precedent – at a level of global policy – by attempting to define as a fait accompli that “Islamophobia” is a type of racial discrimination. That is the recent warning of the... (386 words)
Helping Christians of Central Asia during COVID-19What do you do when you are persecuted for your faith during lockdown? Open Doors, which works with the Persecuted Church, has shared a story from their partners in Central Asia. It’s become sadly familiar to hear stories of Christian women around the world who are persecuted by their fathers or brothers. But Zebede is... (335 words)
Pandemic amid millions of locustsThe six African countries where Send a Cow works face devastation, not only by the pandemic, but also the huge swarms of locusts which have destroyed thousands of acres of crops. In response, Send a Cow staff have supported struggling communities by teaching them how to prevent the spread of the virus, as well as... (153 words)
As the pandemic progresses, here is the latest from MAF pilots…South Sudan: Although MAF South Sudan has to fly at reduced capacity due to government restrictions, Pilot Danny Gill, has still managed to clock up 2,000 hours in bringing relief to stranded people in need. Papua New Guinea: MAF has received 2,000 home-made face masks from Australia, courtesy of MAF supporters with super sewing skills.... (111 words)
Tearfund in YemenYemen faces the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis. More than 24 million people need urgent aid, safe water, food and sanitation. The country is on the brink of famine and facing complete meltdown. Through its partners in Yemen, Tearfund has been responding with medical help and providing safe water, food, seeds and farming tools. Just one... (138 words)
The Diaspora ChurchesThe ‘Diaspora’ Churches is a new name for what have previously been called ‘Overseas National Churches’. The Global Connections network of Christian organisations is now using this new and clearer name – Diaspora Churches. There are dozens of different denominations which could be included under such a heading. The forthcoming new edition of UK Church Statistics lists:... (159 words)
Landmark book explores Celtic ChristianityA retired archdeacon has told the remarkable story of Britain’s oldest centre of learning. Philip Morris, former Archdeacon of Margam, has written the first in-depth history of the monastery and training school founded in the small Welsh town of Llantwit Major – Llanilltud Fawr – more than 1,500 years ago. St Illtud’s monastic community dates... (119 words)
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