Evangelical Christians have been urged to keep up their efforts to support relief work in the areas of China and Myanmar ravaged by recent natural disasters. The comments came yesterday from the Director of the Evangelical Alliance.
Christian development agency World Vision says that it is prioritising children in the aftermath of the earthquake in China. More than 4.8 million people were made homeless after the earthquake destroyed homes and flattened schools.
The international relief and development agency World Vision has launched its two-week child sponsorship campaign with the support of Spice Girl and mum of one, Emma Bunton, appealing to people in the UK.
The agency is providing relief to hungry children and families affected by the crisis and is preparing to increase its response. Rising global prices for food and fuel have hammered Haiti, which survives largely on imported goods.
New research from Christian international relief and development agency, World Vision, has suggested that 52 per cent of the UK population - 25 million people - believe that buying Easter eggs is a waste of money.
As violence continues amid attempts at a settlement following the bitterly disputed elections in Kenya, the number of people displaced has increased to some half million people, according to agencies and NGOs working in the country.
On World AIDS Day, people should focus on names and faces rather than just numbers and facts, the Rev Donald Messer told worshippers during a special service at the Upper Room Chapel of The United Methodist Church, Tennessee, USA.
In recent years there has been a trend to send animals such as pigs, llamas, alpaca's, goats, sheep, cows and even worms to the developing world. You can give the animal gifts quickly and easily online and then send them to Africa or South America on someone else's behalf as a Christmas gift. A card telling your loved one, friend or relative what has been given is then sent with your personal message.
As World AIDS day approaches (1st December), Christmas shoppers are being urged to give virtual gifts that benefit sufferers of HIV and AIDS around the world - from HIV education through to giving condoms.