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But where are you really from? Christian Aid CEO Amanda Mukwashi on race and identity in Britain

Amanda Mukwashi, CEO of Christian Aid(Photo: Christian Aid/Luke McGregor)As a Briton of Zambian heritage, Christian Aid CEO Amanda Mukwashi is all too familiar with the question 'But where are you really from?'.  So familiar that she chose it as the title of her new book about race and identity.  Published by SPCK, 'But where are... Read more

Churches Offer Aid to Those Affected by Hurricane Sally

Churches Offer Aid to Those Affected by Hurricane Sally Hurricane Sally, an uncharacteristically large hurricane that hit multiple states in recent days, has left more than 500,000 residents without power and caused untold millions in damages. But that hasn't stopped local churches from doing what they can to help out.In Alabama, at least two churches... Read more

Amidst economic plunge, Thai Christians distributing aid and Scripture

Thailand (MNN) — At the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, Thailand was just behind China for the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases. Since then, Thailand has drastically shrunk its infection numbers. Now they only report a handful of new cases every day or so, and even recently had a 100-day streak of absolutely no new... Read more

UK Government must increase overseas aid spending to fight coronavirus – World Vision

Over half of UK adults support increased overseas aid spending to tackle coronavirusBritish people are largely supportive of the UK Government spending more on overseas aid to combat Covid-19 as fears abound of a second wave, a World Vision poll has found.  The survey found that three quarters of UK adults (77%) are concerned about... Read more

Calls to end government aid to Nigeria over Christian persecution are ‘misguided’

The Nigerian Government has been accused of inaction over the persecution of Christians.ReutersCutting aid to Nigeria over the persecution of Christians may lead to more suffering, Open Doors UK has warned.  The calls have come after a Savanta ComRes Poll found that half of UK adults (53%) believe that foreign aid to Nigeria should be contingent... Read more

Beirut blast will exacerbate Lebanon food shortages – Christian Aid

The explosion has killed at least a hundred people and injured thousands more(Photo: Reuters)The massive explosion at Beirut's port on Tuesday is threatening to plunge even more Lebanese into hunger, Christian Aid has warned.  The development agency said the blast had destroyed livelihoods at a time when the country - home to a million Syrian... Read more

Canterbury Diocese backs call for Gift Aid emergency relief

(Photo: Unsplash/Joel Muniz)The Diocese of Canterbury is backing a campaign calling for Gift Aid emergency relief for charities.  The call is being led by the Charities Aid Foundation, Chartered Institute of Fundraising, National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Charity Finance Group and Charity Tax Group.  They warn that coronavirus has triggered "the biggest financial crisis our sector... Read more

Indian Christians told to renounce their faith or lose aid – Mission Network News

India (MNN) — In several countries with minority Christian populations, believers now face a choice: recant their Christian faith or face starvation as COVID-19 aid is withheld. Greg Kelley from World Mission says Christians in India regularly face religious discrimination, often from Hindu nationalists. Just last week, as a matter of fact, we heard that... Read more

British ISIS members say they were jailers of Christian aid worker Kayla Mueller

Kayla Mueller, a Christian aid worker, died while being held by ISISReutersMore light has been shed on the horrific ordeal of a young Christian woman who was raped and tortured by ISIS militants before being killed. In a video obtained by US news channel NCB, British ISIS members Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh shared... Read more

Christians told to renounce Jesus or be refused coronavirus aid – ‘Let your God take care of your family’

A woman prays inside a church outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in this file photo.Reuters/fileChristians are being told to renounce their faith in Jesus or have their coronavirus aid support for their families taken away. Various reports are highlighting the persecution against Christians in countries across south-east Asia and Sudan. Open Doors International's Jan Vermeer has... Read more

NIV Preachers Bible Designed to Aid Pastors With a First of Its Kind Format – Bible Gateway Blog

The only Bible in the New International Version (NIV) translation that matches page-for-page with its corresponding church pew Bible and is set in a numbered verse-by-verse format is now available. [See Bible Gateways Resource Page for Pastors] The NIV Preacher’s Bible (Zondervan, 2020) is the first NIV Bible that allows pastors to be on the... Read more

Mission India provides aid as COVID-19 ravages the country – Mission Network News

India (MNN) Mission India continues to provide relief kits throughout the country during COVID-19, but also continues to proclaim the Gospel. India is opening one of the largest hospitalsin the world to fight COVID-19 as the virus continues to ravage the capital city of Delhi. Sunday, India reported its largest increase in new infections with... Read more

Jeremy Courtney on How We Need to Rethink Our Whole Idea of Foreign Aid | RELEVANT Magazine

As the founder and CEO of Preemptive Love, Jeremy Courtney has seen some of the best and the worst of what the world has to offer. His organization has pioneered getting aid to places few others are willing to go, helping rescue refugees and provide aid to people who need it in places like... Read more

DOOR International church-planting teams incorporate COVID-19 aid response – Mission Network News

International (MNN) — Last week, we told you about DOOR Internationals 30 for 30 campaign, which lets donors feed a Deaf family for 30 days for only $30. But its one thing to say you want to feed families in need; its another to actually find those families. Fortunately, DOOR Internationals existing leadership-training programs are... Read more

Aid package to support Brazil church communities crippled by Covid-19

A lay member of the Shalom Community delivers a food parcel during the pandemic.(Photo: Aid to the Church in Need)An emergency aid package has been made available by Aid to the Church in Need for parishes in Brazil as the country grapples with the second worst coronavirus outbreak in the world.The aid package will support... Read more

Christians being overlooked in corona food aid distribution

PixabayAs the world goes through food security and financial crises due to the coronavirus pandemic, disadvantaged Christian communities in Asia, especially in Vietnam and Pakistan, are being hit the hardest as government and aid agencies discriminate against them due to their faith, according to reports.In the communist country of Vietnam in Southeast Asia, the government... Read more

In Minneapolis, Faith Groups Rush to Aid Demonstrators as They Decry Racism

In Minneapolis, Faith Groups Rush to Aid Demonstrators as They Decry Racism (RNS) Faith leaders in Minneapolis, Minnesota, are offering aid to demonstrators who have taken to the streets to decry racism and police brutality, working to balance religious calls for justice with an aversion to violence and a desire to prevent the... Read more

2 Senators Ask President Trump to Offer Aid to Persecuted Christian in Nigeria

2 Senators Ask President Trump to Offer Aid to Persecuted Christian in Nigeria As Christians in Nigeria continue to face harsh persecution by Islamic extremist groups, 2 Republican senators want President Trump to take action.According to CBN News, Iowa Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley are urging the President in a letter to... Read more

What Genesis 41 Can Teach Your Church About Financial Aid During a Pandemic

Over the past six weeks, 30.3 million workersrepresenting roughly 18.6 percent of the U.S. labor forcehave been laid off or furloughed from their jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For most of these workers, their unemployment has come suddenly and unexpectedly. Few were prepared for the economic hardship and uncertainty they are now facing. The... Read more

Long-term development still important alongside short-term pandemic aid

International (MNN) — During the COVID-19 pandemic, several ministries and organizations are jumping on the temporary relief bandwagon. Temporary relief is sorely needed at this time with the economy at an all-time low and unemployment at an all-time high. However, not all ministries are well-equipped to meet immediate relief needs. For example, FARMS International excels... Read more

Indian Christians giving pandemic support to their neighbors and persecutors

[ad_1] India (MNN) — For a rustic with a inhabitants as dense as India, the variety of COVID-19 circumstances stays comparatively low over 21,000 coronavirus circumstances as of yesterday in a inhabitants of 1.three billion. Nonetheless, well being specialists say the virus in India might not peak till June or July. And for now, Indias... Read more

Report: Christian Nonprofits Are Collateral Injury in Trump’s International Assist Cuts | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Below President Donald Trump, the U.S. has dramatically rolled again its international support, slashing the $500 million in taxpayer {dollars} by document margins. Whereas some have cheered the strikes, the cuts have taken a toll on a shocking goal: Christian nonprofits. Religion-based organizations engaged on financial growth, anti-corruption efforts and offering sources... Read more

Sudan faces ever-escalating want, requests monetary assist – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Sudan (MNN) — Leaders of Sudans interim authorities say theyll want $5 billion in monetary assist to keep away from financial collapse and launch reforms. Sudans designation by the U.S. as a state sponsor of terrorism makes it ineligible for debt aid and financing from the IMF and World Financial institution, Reuters reviews. Political... Read more