Category - earthquake

  • February 27, 2011

    Cathedral ritual anchored in the agonies of the Christchurch earthquake tragedy, but sitting separate enough to allow pain to be touched and held. This is the place where the sacred, the mystery in our midst, may sometimes be glimpsed as creative inspiration for restoration, says Sande Ramage, writing from New Zealand.

  • February 26, 2011

    The overall death toll from the 22 February earthquake in New Zealand has reached 113, with more than 200 people missing and hundreds injured.

  • February 24, 2011

    Caritas Aotearoa has pledged NZ$25,000 towards relief and recovery following the latest devastating quake to hit Christchurch, New Zealand.

  • February 24, 2011

    Living with uncertainty is the reality of existence, says Sande Ramage. Pretending otherwise by constructing systems and traditions that look reliable is a human preoccupation, until we are stopped in our tracks by disaster such as that which has struck Christchurch.

  • February 22, 2011

    Hundreds of Christchurch residents have been spending the night in the city's parks after the massive earthquake that hit the New Zealand city.

  • October 30, 2010

    An Indonesian Christian aid group has sent a team to the Mentawai islands in West Sumatra, responding to the recent earthquake and tsunami.

  • July 9, 2010

    Nearly six months after 12 January’s devastating earthquake in Haiti, the Disasters Emergency Committee has announced that it has raised £101m and funded emergency assistance to 1.2m people.

  • March 1, 2010

    The Chilean government has declared an emergency and international agencies and NGOs are stepping up their response in the aftermath of the 8.8-magnitude earthquake.

  • February 28, 2010

    Watching a tragedy from afar can leave you feeling helpless. But the facilities of the 'instant media' era are not just voyeuristic - they can make a vital difference - securing information, soliciting donations and assisting prompt and better targeted responses from NGOs and international bodies.

  • February 27, 2010

    A massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Chile at 03.34 local time on Saturday 27 February. The extent of the damage is still difficult to determine, but buildings have collapsed and more than 300 people are already reported dead.