Faith Actors in the COVID-19 Response

Faith Actors in the COVID-19 Response

World Vision - December 2020

With now millions of confirmed cases and  well over half a million confirmed  deaths, the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the immediate and long-term well-being of children, families and communities around the world in fragile and stable, urban and rural contexts alike. Wellintentioned government stay at home orders, school closures, movement restrictions and bans on social gatherings, while critical for containing the virus, have had a significant impact on all aspects of life, including religious life and on communities of faith. Without engagement and concerted support efforts at all levels, COVID-19 and certain aspects of response measures have the potential to lead to catastrophic results for the most vulnerable children, families and communities. Read more
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Guidance for Faith Communities

Guidance for Faith Communities

World Vision - December 2020

Faith leaders have a central role in guiding their members towards healthy behaviour change and providing spiritual, pastoral and practical support to those in need. There are seven important actions that faith leaders and faith communities of all traditions can take to protect life, reduce the spread of the virus and keep the community strong. Each of these seven actions is described in more detail through this document. Please always follow your national government guidelines an refer to the WHO recommendations for religious leaders.

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Church and Community Mobilisation (CCM) Experiences in Nigeria

Church and Community Mobilisation (CCM) Experiences in Nigeria

By Danladi Musa, Tearfund Country Representative for Nigeria
2012

The focus of the implementation plan of Tearfund in Nigeria is the local church. Tearfund in Nigeria is making a strategic adjustment to its work with partners, both denominations and Christian Development Organisations. It is placing the local congregation of believers at the heart of its development strategy. This is because failure to do this to date has resulted in the church not being the salt and light to the communities in which they live. They have been on the periphery and not at the heart of the challenge to poverty.

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From Reconciliation to Resilient Communities: Transcending Shame-Honour Culture

From Reconciliation to Resilient Communities: Transcending Shame-Honour Culture

by Shekhar Prabhakar Bhagwat - September 2019

Reconciliation and unity between senior Christian leaders, modelled visibly before the Church, especially in shame-honour cultures, is essential ‘so that the world may believe’ that the Father has sent the Lord Jesus (John 17.21). Fostering and promoting reconciliation among senior national leaders results in a resilient community of leaders who in turn take the ministry of reconciliation to younger leaders and pastors.

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