Installation of the New Primate of Nigeria

Mar 26, 2020 by

BY NGOZI ADIGHIBE, reporter for the Church of Nigeria “There is nothing and no one, who can help us, except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” This was the crux of the message of the new Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, the Most Rev’d Henry C. Ndukuba at the commemoration of the Archbishop Nicholas Okoh’s decade of Primacy and Primate Ndukuba’s presentation as the 5th Archbishop Metropolitan and Primate Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion held at the Cathedral Church of...

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Evangelical Fellowship of India responds to COVID Lockdown in India

Mar 25, 2020 by

Fighting COVID-19 during Lent: Prayer, Relief, Restoring Hope – Key points  In India, the near month-long lockdown will be a challenge, socially, economically and medically. It will the more severe for the poor, the homeless, the landless, the Tribals, the Dalits and sections of religious minorities for whom life, even in normal times, was difficult.  India has so far lost 10 lives to this disease and close to 575 Indians have been found infected.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has...

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Global Day of Prayer and Fasting Sunday 29 March

Mar 24, 2020 by

The World Evangelical Alliance has called for a Global Day of Prayer and Fasting on 29 March (this coming Sunday) in response to the COVID-19 crisis (https://covid19.worldea.org/global-day-of-prayer-fasting/).  In addition the WEA launched a website on the COVID-19 crisis that aims to help church leaders, individuals and health professionals respond to the ongoing pandemic (see https://covid19.worldea.org/). A GUIDE FOR THE DAY INTRODUCTION Then one night the Lord appeared to Solomon and said,...

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When you can do ‘social distancing’ and still bring the love of Christ

Mar 24, 2020 by

From Canon Phil Ashey, American Anglican Council: In the heart of Pittsburgh, the Rev. Jonathan Millard and the staff of Ascension Church listened to the many medical professionals in their congregation who advised them urgently to “flatten the curve” of the pandemic by asking the congregation to observe “social distancing.” They did so immediately, weeks ago, but as they observe on their website: “The danger as we take these necessary measures is that social distancing would turn into...

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Coronavirus – responding like Jesus

Mar 24, 2020 by

By Steve Fouch, Christian Medical Fellowship: Our focus should always be foremost on Christ’s greatest commandments, to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and to love our neighbours as ourselves. (Mark 12:29-30) Loving God means laying aside fear and anxiety – he is in control. Jesus warned us that things like this would happen and not to be anxious, but to recognise them as signs of creation’s groaning as it awaits his coming. In the third century AD, as plague swept the...

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A different perspective

Mar 24, 2020 by

Philip Giddings, former lay chair of the General Synod and founding convenor of Anglican Mainstream, reflects on the Coronavirus Epidemic The current pandemic is a judgement on the dominance of Mammon not only in the UK and the western world but increasingly across the whole world.  There is also the arrogance of Western Humanity which thinks that science/technology can and should solve all our problems.  There are plenty of precedents in the Old Testament and especially the Psalms of plagues...

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