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Dear Grandparents – a message of love from around the world

One of the 15 children sharing a message of love to their grandparents27 March 2020 | St Albans, UK [Victor Hulbert / Corrado Cozzi]  #dear grandparents, a short social media clip released today is already bringing both a smile and a tear to grandparents, parents and children around the world.Already being translated and subtitled in a multitude of languages including Romanian, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish, 15 children show their love and concern for their grandparents, each speaking in their own language in a global act emphasising that “you are not alone”.


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Prayer without borders – defying social isolation

26 March 2020 | Tallinn, Estonia [Mervi Kalmus]  After suffering from a mild temperature (and psychosomatic chest pains, of course) a couple of days ago, I realised the only responsible thing for me to do was to isolate myself and bring my social contacts to zero. It’s a strange situation for a minister, since being around and with people seems to be one of the most basic principles of our work. So, my first instinct was to throw up my hands and sigh in resignation. “Oh, I have been rendered completely useless!”


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Caring for community even in lockdown – churches across Europe respond

26 March 2020 | St Albans, UK [Victor Hulbert]   Adventist Churches and institutions across the Trans-European Division are working hard to support members, students, and community during the coronavirus pandemic.


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The value of one life. Ethical decisions in a time of crisis

25 March 2020 | Athens, Greece [Yannis Vrakas/ tedNEWS]  Yannis Vrakas, Associate Secretary-Treasurer for the Greek Mission, reflects on the ethical implications of the current coronavirus lockdown affecting his country and large parts of Europe. How much does a life cost? How much does keeping someone alive cost?


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Hungarian pastor cares for marriages during coronavirus isolation

25 March 2020 | Budapest, Hungary [Tamás Ócsai]   The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a threat to our physical health, but equally a challenge for our emotional and relational lives. As the quarantine in China loosened, people went in unusual numbers to the offices to apply for divorce.i 


Zagreb Earthquake – damage to church property, members safe

22 March 2020 | Zagreb, Croatia (Advent Press Zagreb/APN, Neven Klačmer/tedNEWS)  A 5.3 magnitude earthquake, followed by a series of aftershocks, struck Zagreb, the capital of the Republic of Croatia on Sunday, 22 March just after 6 am. The epicentre was only 6 miles (9.6 km) from the city centre. It is the largest earthquake to hit the country in 140 years.


General Conference Session postponed, downsized

20 March, 2020 | SIlver Spring, Maryland, USA [Adventist News Network, Adventist Review & tedNEWS]  Due to the current coronavirus pandemic the General Conference Session (GC Session) of the Seventh-day Adventist World church scheduled for this summer is now rescheduled for May 2021 in what will be a smaller and tighter event.


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#dearcoronavirus – a message of hope

19 March 2020 | St Albans, UK [tedNEWS]   Lives are disrupted, damaged or lost. Economies devastated; plans destroyed. The pandemic of 2020 will never be forgotten. But what if, in the midst of fear and anxiety, the Church provides a message of hope.



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