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Earthquakes in Afghanistan and massive flooding in Libya have left scores of people in need of humanitarian aid. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is among those providing help through partners active in the affected areas.
It was a bit of an old home week Thursday for A Matter of Faith: A Presby Podcast, which dropped its most recent edition on Thursday. Listen to the podcast, hosted each week by the Rev. Lee Catoe and Simon Doong, by clicking here. The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program and Unbound: An Interactive Journal of Christian Social Justice put on the weekly podcast.
This week, the Washington office of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) stressed the need to reauthorize federal domestic violence legislation during a panel discussion about how to eradicate gender-based violence, violence against women and domestic violence in Puerto Rico.
After 10 years of ongoing war in Syria, the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon (NESSL) and the Presbyterian Church in Aleppo created the Children of the World Medical Center in Aleppo to address the scale, severity and complexity of the humanitarian needs in the country.
More than 894 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in 155 countries, about 5.9% of the global population, including 209 million doses in the U.S., according to Bloomberg News. But the availability of vaccine varies greatly around the world, with smaller countries finding themselves a distant priority.
Vice President Kamala Harris addressed the United Nations’ 65th Commission on the Status of Women Tuesday, linking the status of democracy to the status of women as delegates from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and Presbyterian Women watched online.
As we begin the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are reasons for hope, including vaccines approved for emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Yet even 95% efficacy for a vaccinated individual means that, statistically, 19 out of 20 people are effectively covered against becoming seriously ill from coronavirus, but 1 in 20 is not.
After comparatively low rates of COVID-19 infection throughout most of 2020, Southern Africa experienced dramatically increased caseloads in the wake of the holiday season.
Disaster relief volunteers Richard and Susan Caldwell had been praying about their mission work and where God would lead them to when fate stepped in.
Many people worldwide have questions about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), first detected in China and now in more than 60 locations internationally, including the United States.