There are 12,500 care homes in the UK and 50,000 churches who can make a difference for elderly residents.
The labour, the many donations and also the setbacks do not seem to have been in vain. A small Baptist union with less than 14,000 members is able to own this true gem.
Almost 86 years old, Rosa Gubianas still translates articles from English into Spanish, one of her passions. This was a conversation we had in her flat one afternoon.
The Bill aims to allow assisted suicide for those over 75 who do not qualify to apply for euthanasia. “Government has a duty to protect its citizens”, Council says.
Two million people have already fled Ukraine. Many are unaccompanied children who will suffer “a detrimental psychological impact”, Christian NGOs warn.
A study recently launched shows that free churches supported around 180,000 people during the pandemic. “There is no hope stronger than the one we find in Jesus”, they say.
With more than 140 years of history, the hospital will keep the evangelical values that underpin its identity, committed to the integral care of people.
About 12 cases of Covid-19 were detected, including the centre's medical doctor. “We have been extremely careful, but the circumstances are what they are”.
According to a Pew Research survey, young people tend to trust in others less. Italy has the highest rate of mistrust and Denmark the lowest.
Ageism was first described in 1968 by psychologist Rob Butler, who predicted it would become nastier when resources are scarce.
A research of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation forecasts world population to shrink after mid-century. “The solution are open migration policies and social measures to support families”.
People suffering of certain long-lasting illnesses have become used to self-confinement. But many young people also feel increasingly isolated. What can our churches do to respond to this phenomenon?
Evangelical leaders in Colombia and Peru presented projects to their governments, to support coronavirus victims. Cuban evangelicals are actively working with those affected by the pandemia.
“We live in a completely overwhelming situation”, a worker of an evangelical nursing home says. Personnel and material is scarce and solidary initiatives have been strarted to provide resources.
The coronavirus is taking many of our grandpas and grandmas. Most are on their own, isolated in hospitals, and we do not have the chance of giving them one last embrace.
A Brethren church in the Spanish town of Águilas opens a library with more than 5,000 Christian books. Their vision is “to continue the evangelisation work that began here at the end of the 19th century”.
Recovering a vision of elderhood for the global church.
According to the OECD, the median age of the population will increase from 40 years today to 45 years in 2050. “The church must awaken the mission call that the Lord gave the elderly people”, says a Christian leader.
What older generations can be great at is having a heart to help a particular child or young person, having the pastoral skills to see when they are struggling and to help them.
“The problem of anxiety requires a firm hope that is not utopia”, says psychiatrist Pablo Martínez.
The Spanish Evangelical Alliance says in a statement that the draft law is “in fact, an assisted legal suicide, wich does not respond to common situations of severe suffering”.
“Prioritising the decriminalisation of euthanasia over the provision of resources for palliative care is not a progressive policy, but the verification of a failure of the government and society”, the Spanish Evangelical Alliance says.
According to a new Pew Research survey, 80% of Americans believe in God, but only 56% say they believe in the God of the Bible.
The largest increase in euthanasia cases is among people that are not expected to die in the near future. Belgium is the first country in the world with no age restrictions for euthanasia.
We are often cranky and cynical already at a young age, aren’t we?