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The COVID-19 Death Toll Has Crossed 100,000 in the U.S. | RELEVANT Magazine

The United States passed a grim milestone on Wednesday, with the COVID-19 death toll passing into six figures and no real end in sight. So far, the U.S. has far and away the highest COVID-19 death toll in the world nearly a third of the global death toll. The number is so big that... Read more

Iraq Church leader fears country cannot cope with Covid-19

Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako(Photo: Aid to the Church in Need)A Church leader in Iraq has voiced concerns about the growing number of Covid-19 cases in the country. According to the authorities, confirmed coronavirus cases have topped 5,000, with 175 fatalities. Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako, who heads the largest Christian community in the country,... Read more

Chicago Pastors Speak Out against Threats of Shutdowns amid COVID-19

Chicago Pastors Speak Out against Threats of Shutdowns amid COVID-19 Multiple churches in Chicago, Illinois are already having in-person services even though restrictions prohibit them from exceeding a certain amount.According to the state's Restore Illinois plan, religious services with 10 or fewer people are permitted, NBC Chicago reports.Gatherings of more than ten, however,... Read more

‘How Great Thou Art’ is the hymn of choice to inspire hope during Covid-19

'How Great Thou Art' is the most popular hymn for inspiring hope during the coronavirus pandemic, a poll by CAFOD has found. The hymn is based on a 19th century Swedish poem that was translated into English in 1949 by missionary Stuart K Hine. It came out on top in a Twitter poll by the Catholic aid... Read more

What people in the Bible can teach us about getting through Covid-19

(Photo: Unsplash/ToaHeftiba)I don't need to tell you that for many the current lockdown has been a pretty challenging experience and it should come as no surprise to learn that some people seem to have bent every mental sinew in an attempt to subvert or at least to 'interpret' the rules.Time alone will tell whether Dominic... Read more

The Power of Privilege amid COVID-19 – TGC Africa

Privilege is a reality that is hard to deny in light of our current global crisis. This privilege, in Africa, is mostly the result of social constructs, many of which are derived from historical injustices. We see privilege based on gender, race, economic and social position, levels of education, marital status, and religion. But it... Read more

Loving my Neighbour in the Midst of COVID-19 – TGC Africa

For the sake of others. Pause. Read the reports. Look at the figures. Look at the graphs. Look at hospital reports. Read the World Health Organisation reports. Read the testimonies of doctors and patients who are in or have been in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis. Consider this prayerfully, objectively and intelligently. For the... Read more

Christ, COVID-19 and the Christian // Daniel Gachuki – TGC Africa

The world is in great panic. Economies are stalling. The statistics are shocking. The reports are disheartening. We are all affected. Some are infected. These are indeed perilous times. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic around the clock. They are doing as much as is humanly possible. But in times... Read more

COVID-19 in Africa: Healthcare, Panic, Townships & the Gospel

“At the moment the expression of this disease has been that of a middle-to-upper class type of disease in terms of setting. Where it finds itself. People who have travelled and contacted people who have travelled. So while it still has that character I would encourage Christians who find themselves in those situations to protect... Read more

SAT-7 Academy keeps kids informed during COVID-19 pandemic – Mission Network News

MENA (SAT-7) — Last week, we told you that despite pandemic-induced working conditions, SAT-7 is hard at work producing consistent content for their dedicated viewers. Many audiences need education programming, spiritual connections, and health information more than ever before. And it seems no demographic needs SAT-7 more than kids. SAT-7 Kids focuses on engaging children... Read more

The COVID-19 Catechism: A Guide for Christians in the Crisis – TGC Africa

In her introduction to the New City Catechism, Kathy Keller writes, “Catechisms were written with at least three purposes. The first was to set forth a comprehensive exposition of the gospel… The second purpose was to do this exposition in such a way that the heresies, errors, and false beliefs of the time and culture... Read more

COVID-19 Is Teaching Us About Humanity – TGC Africa

If the COVID-19 pandemic highlights anything, it is that to be human is to be interdependent, finite, and dependent. This virus has thrown a tiny spanner into humanitys project of self-procured immortality, independence, and self-reliance. John Donnes adage, no man is an island, quickly fades into the past in this fast-paced, technologically advancing world. Large... Read more

Katikasi ye COVID-19: Rairo ku Vakristo Munguva Yekugozherwa

Mumazwi ake ekuzivisa New City Catechism (Katikasi ye Guta Idzva), Kathy Keller anonyora kuti, Katikasi dzakanyorwa ne zvinangwa zvinodarika kuita zvitatu. Chinangwa chokutanga kubudisa tsanangudzo dzino nzwisisika dze vhangeri (guhu rakanaka)… Chinangwa chepiri chaiva chekugadzira tsanangudzo idzi dzitaure ku dzidziso dzenhema, mhosvo, kutenda kwenhema kwenguva idzodzo uye mutsika ne magariro. Chinangwa chetatu, chaiva chiine basa... Read more

How Should Christians Talk About the COVID-19 Pandemic?

The spreading outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus (initially called the Wuhan coronavirus) is having a global impact, but has not yet developed into a pandemic, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). (UPDATE: The WHO reclassified the condition as a pandemic on March 11, 2020.) Our decision about whether to use the word ‘pandemic’ to... Read more

10 Real Fears Surrounding COVID-19 and How God Answers Them All

Two months ago, life was rolling along pretty much as it had for our entire lifetimes. Oh, there had been ups and downs, but nothing we didn’t recover from.Then suddenly everything changed with the arrival of the COVID-19 virus. Almost overnight our lives tumbled into an abyss of chaos and fragility.Many fears and questions have... Read more

Normal Again, Thanks to COVID-19

At first, it did seem strange. The empty shelves at Costco . . . then Target . . . then Walmart. The eerily empty freeways. The long lines around Turners Outdoorsman shops. Closed schools and darkened Starbucks. Answering emails about various chapters in Johns Revelation. Because of COVID-19, a virus few had heard of at... Read more

Neighbor Love in the Era of COVID-19

More than 130,000 confirmed cases. Nearly 5,000 deaths. Entire countries on lockdown. Sporadic access to testing. And no vaccine. Such headlines recall the outlandish scenarios of science-fiction paperbacks, but right now they represent reality as coronavirus grips the world. Unfortunately, responses to the pandemic also seem lifted from the pages of a sensational novel. Public... Read more

Did the Bible Prophesy COVID-19? // Jairo Namnn – TGC Africa

Should we have seen COVID-19 coming? Did God prophesy it in the Bible? It’s hard to believe at times what we’re currently experiencing. Countries are closed. Events have been cancelled. Church services are suspended. Supermarkets are overcrowded and lack basic commodities. Attractions are empty. And, above everything else, thousands of people have died, hundreds of... Read more

How Do You Keep a Small Church Going During COVID-19?

For more than 50 years as a Christian and 40 years as a pastor, my week reaches crescendo with the church gathering. Togethersinging, fellowshiping, praying, hearing of Gods faithfulness, encouraging fellow believers, proclaiming Gods Wordis normal every week. Its an anticipated gift from the Lord. But this time last year, what I love so dearly... Read more

Church Life Goes On: Italian Pastor Reflects on COVID-19

The coronavirus is still heavily hitting Italy, and the outcomes in terms of victims, losses, and long-term consequences for the economy (e.g., jobs) appear dramatic. It’s too early to grasp the lasting impact of the crisis for the church. Well need time to reflect on what the Lord is doing in this. Certainly, he is... Read more

5 Predictions for the COVID-19 Aftermath

I think we all sense that were not ever returning to the normal of, say, November 2019. Well remember these days as a defining turning point when beloved friends and relatives suffered and others recovered, when business dreams died and others were born, when families grew distant and others grew tighter than ever before. At... Read more

John Lennox on Where to Find God During COVID-19

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Collin Hansen: All right. We’ll start in three, two, one. It’s the tale of two crowns and it’s not only the so-called coronavirus that looks like a crown under the microscope, but also... Read more

A Glossary of COVID-19 Terms and Concepts

On January 21, 2020, a man from Washington state, who had traveled to Wuhan, China, was diagnosed with a novel coronavirus. Just a day earlier, Japan, South Korea, and Thailand also reported their first cases of the virus. Since then there have been 1.4 million cases of the virus, including more than 380,000 reported cases... Read more

The Cancer of Racism amid COVID-19

Three in 10 Americans blame China or Chinese people for the novel coronavirus, according to a report released last week from the Center for Public Integrity and Ipsos. They arent being quiet about it, eitherone-third of respondents said they have witnessed someone blaming Asian people for the coronavirus epidemic. In a few cases, that blame... Read more

Pastor who laid hands on COVID-19 sufferers, claiming to heal them, has died from the virus

Frankline NdiforTwitter/AkereMunaA pastor who claimed to have 'healed coronavirus sufferers by laying his hands on them' has died from Covid-19, sparking fear among his followers.Sufferers of the coronavirus had flocked to the Kingship International Ministries Church in Cameroon where Pastor Frankline Ndifor, 39,  who was a candidate in the central African state of Cameroon's presidential election... Read more

What COVID-19 Means for the Future of Christian Higher Education

We are clearly in a defining historical moment that represents a paradigm shift in the world of Christian higher education. From this point forward, institutional histories will be written in terms of pre-coronavirus and post-coronavirus. The best way to face this ongoing challenge is with great flexibility and as much preparation as possible. Rethinking Space... Read more

How the Church is fighting fake news & Covid-19 in South Sudan

(Photo: Christian Aid)There are not many places less able to deal with a pandemic than South Sudan. The world's youngest country ranks 186 out of 189 on the Human Development Index and is the only country to see negative growth in its HDI score since 2010.Three quarters of the population don't have access to healthcare... Read more

Russia becoming a new COVID-19 hotspot – Mission Network News

Russia (MNN) As Russia struggles under COVID-19, the Church in Russia has been bringing aid and sharing the Gospel. Now you can help. Russia has become a new hotspot for COVID-19 cases. The country now has the second most confirmed infectionsafter the United States, with actual numbers suspected to be quite higher. Through SGA, you... Read more

Mission Cry is sending Bibles around the globe even during COVID-19 pandemic – Mission Network News

International (MNN) Though the COVID-19 pandemic forced much of the world to shut down, Mission Cry is still sending Gods Word to those in need. Executive Director of Mission Cry, Jason Woolford, explains that the pandemic is making the need for Gods Word even more clear. (Photo courtesy of Mission Cry.) He says, I believe... Read more

War-torn Ukraine struggles under COVID-19 – Mission Network News

Ukraine (MNN) A long civil war has left Ukraine in ruins, unable to mitigate a COVID-19 outbreak and its economic fallout. The civil war in Ukraine drags on, leaving the population to live in a shelled-out ruin of what the country used to be. Eric Mock of Slavic Gospel Association says the war has almost... Read more

Two-Thirds of U.S. Christians Believe COVID-19 Is a Message From God | RELEVANT Magazine

So far, the U.S. has been hit harder by the novel coronavirus than any other country in the world, and many Christians seem to see that as something of a sign. A new poll from the University of Chicago Divinity School and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that two-thirds of... Read more

How COVID-19 is affecting U.S. prison ministry - Mission Network News

How COVID-19 is affecting U.S. jail ministry – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] USA (MNN) — One of many hardest issues about being in jail is the loneliness and sense of being lower off from the world. However its even worse throughout a pandemic lockdown. Due to COVID-19, guests to prisons are restricted;Crossroads Jail Ministries was even anxious that the mail system could be shut down. Crossroads... Read more

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What COVID-19 can train the Church about reaching the unreached

[ad_1] Worldwide (MNN) — The Worldwide Day for the Unreached is developing on Might 31. The unreached are folks whove by no means heard the title of Jesus and do not know He died for them. And the present COVID-19 pandemic paints a poignant image of why believers ought to care. International Disciples is a... Read more

Keys for Kids helps children around the world weather COVID-19 lockdowns - Mission Network News

Keys for Children helps kids all over the world climate COVID-19 lockdowns – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Worldwide (MNN) Yesterday we reported that the COVID-19 pandemic has put a pressure on psychological well being, and the identical applies to kids. The disruption of regular life, change in schedules, boredom, parental stress, and elevated threat of home abuseall mix to go away a mark on many kids. At the same time as... Read more

Palestinian Bible college faces unique challenges in COVID-19

Palestinian Bible school faces distinctive challenges in COVID-19

[ad_1] Palestine (MNN) — Schools and universities world wide are asking crucial questions in gentle of COVID-19 lockdowns. What does schooling appear like every month throughout completely different phases of the pandemic? What ought to they do concerning the fall semester? Palestine remains to be on lockdown to comprise the unfold of the coronavirus, which... Read more

Dolly Parton Is Helping Fund One of the Most Promising COVID-19 Treatments Out There | RELEVANT Magazine

Dolly Parton Is Serving to Fund One of many Most Promising COVID-19 Remedies Out There | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] A couple of weeks in the past, Dolly Parton introduced that she was donating 1,000,000 {dollars} in the direction of COVID-19 analysis on the Vanderbilt Vaccine Heart. That’s no shock for certainly one of America’s most charitable celebrities, who’s made a behavior out of quietly freely giving thousands and thousands of {dollars}... Read more

Wuhan reopens; believers struggle with weight of COVID-19 origins - Mission Network News

Wuhan reopens; believers battle with weight of COVID-19 origins – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] China (MNN) — Months after seeing a few of the first recorded COVID-19 circumstances, Wuhan, China is popping out of lockdown. As of April 8, the areas stay-at-home mandate ended, and officers have continued to roll again containment efforts since then. In response to China Companions Erik Burklin and his contacts, Individuals can return... Read more

Native Americans overlooked in the United States' COVID-19 response - Mission Network News

Native Individuals ignored in the USA’ COVID-19 response – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] United States (MNN) Native Individuals have typically been misclassified in official COVID-19 case counts in the USA. Ron Hutchcraft of Ron Hutchcraft Ministriessays to study why, we merely have to observe the cash and the path of historic racism. If Native Individuals are underreported, and under-represented . . . then guess how the choices... Read more

COVID-19, Pandemics, and Ventilators: Chatting with a Doctor on the Front Lines - Tim Challies

COVID-19, Pandemics, and Ventilators: Chatting with a Physician on the Entrance Traces – Tim Challies

[ad_1] We are actually many weeks into a global lockdown brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. This case has launched us to an entire new vocabulary and given us an entire new stage of respect for frontline employees. A buddy of mine, Ewan Goligher, is a health care provider and scientist who has devoted his... Read more

Jakarta: epicenter of Indonesia's COVID-19 crisis - Mission Network News

Jakarta: epicenter of Indonesia’s COVID-19 disaster – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Indonesia (MNN) — Jakarta already confronted disaster earlier this yr when flooding ravaged the area. Though a majority of the flooding has subsided, rainfall continues to threaten Indonesias already-sinking capital. And as if the climate hadnt already taken its toll on Jakarta, the town is now the epicenter of the COVID-19 epidemic in Indonesia,... Read more

COVID-19, Racism, and the Church

COVID-19, Racism, and the Church

[ad_1] The perfect documentaries activate twists that catch even the filmmakers off-guard. The freak storm that descends on an Everest expedition. The geopolitical intrigue that emerges throughout a examine of performance-enhancing medicine. The homicide that mars a rock live performance. Or the pandemic that shuts down discuss of every thing else till its relevance to... Read more

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Lesotho nonetheless COVID-19 free however making ready for the worst

[ad_1] Lesotho (MNN) — Lesotho and Comoros are the one two international locations in Africa that also dont have any COVID-19 instances. However since Lesotho is nested inside South Africa, which has round 5,000 instances of coronavirus, the small mountain nation is bracing for a possible pandemic inflow. We haven’t carried out as a lot... Read more

COVID-19 lockdown extends in Philippines - Mission Network News

COVID-19 lockdown extends in Philippines – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Philippines (CAM) — COVID-19 instances surged within the Philippines, prompting President Rodrigo Duterte to increase Manilas lockdown to Might 15th. In opposition to that backdrop, native missionaries within the Philippines are dealing with steep challenges to assist folks troubled by the brand new coronavirus even because the pandemic threatens their very own lives and... Read more

Bangladesh suffers during COVID-19 pandemic but sees sparks of hope - Mission Network News

Bangladesh suffers throughout COVID-19 pandemic however sees sparks of hope – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Bangladesh (MNN) Whereas formally reported instances of COVID-19 stay low in Bangladesh, the pandemic is creating new struggles for a lot of Bangladeshis. On April 7, the whole reported instances of COVID-19 in Bangladesh rose to 160 confirmed instances. Instances have continued to rise to the now 5,913 reported instances and 152 deaths. Nonetheless,... Read more