As an evangelical Christian, I specifically call upon my brothers and sisters in faith to make the first Sunday after Easter a day of mourning for the victims of wars.
How to manage perinatal mourning as individuals, church and society? “We have to listen”, says Ana Amelia Sánchez, a psychologist with years of experience in that issue.
The Church can and should be a place where people can talk about the loss of their business, their frustration and confusion without being pressured to explain it.
Only three of the 24 crew members have been rescued alive so far. One of them is a Ghanaian sailor and a member of the Evangelical Church of Marin.
In the Bible displacement and death are presented as sinister co-conspirators against the human experience. An article by Brent Hamoud.
The road may be long, healing will not be quick. But then comes the encouragement to wait on God, listen to Him, and learn to trust Him again.
The General Secretary of the Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) analyses the tragic situation caused by the new Covid-19 wave. He calls on believers worldwide to pray for India and its churches.
A palliative care doctor analyses the recently approved Spanish euthanasia law and its consequences in the final stages of life. “Closing our life properly is the way to die well”, she says.
True comfort, the comfort that reaches the heart, cannot be separated from the person and work of Jesus Christ.
“We are deeply gratieful and are praying for you [...] Your invisible work existed and will exist beyond the coronavirus”, the letter says.
Churches across the country remember those who died in special worship services with a “message of hope in resurrection and eternal life”.
An interview with psychiatrist Pablo Martinez. “Farewell is the natural gateway to mourning”, he says. “Being deprived of this option is an obstacle that complicates the subsequent process”.
The document by Spanish Christian psychologists was first translated into English, and now into Russian, Slovak, and other languages. “We want it to continue spreading for good, either for this crisis or for any future crisis”.
In mourning and in lockdown, believers may experience the power of Easter’s surprise: the arrival of someone who meets us in seclusion and whispers, “peace be with you”.
Marcos Zapata, President of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance, explains what he learned as he was infected with Covid-19. “In the midst of this crisis, our churches can be light and bless our community”.
“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.