natural disaster

  • March 15, 2011

    The Methodist Church’s World Mission Fund has launched an appeal on behalf of its partner church in Japan after the huge earthquake and tsunami.

  • March 14, 2011

    As the extent of the destruction from the massive disaster in Japan comes into focus, religious NGOs are sending and supporting teams to assess the damage.

  • March 14, 2011

    The Anabaptist-related church communities of Japan are largely safe, according to Takanori Sasaki, chair for Japan Mennonite Fellowship.

  • March 12, 2011

    British churches and development agencies are responding to the Japan earthquake and tsunami with practical assistance and prayer.

  • March 2, 2011

    New Zealand observed two minutes of silence in churches and public squares on 1 March in memory of the victims of the 22 February 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 9, 2010

    How do we handle scriptural passages about the goodness of creation and nature stilled by the power of God in a world that produces the Haiti earthquake? Simon Barrow looks at storms stilled and storms unstilled in the light of Christ.