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GAiN Europe Uncertainty series to launch 30 May

9 May 2020 | St Albans/Bern [Victor Hulbert/Corrado Cozzi]  Delayed by the Coronavirus pandemic, the series of two films, five documentaries, video clips and a book will premiere on Saturday, 30 May to offer hope in an uncertain world throughout the summer months.

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Peace and Hope – 75 years on.

7 May 2020 | Binfield, UK [tedNEWS]  Seventy-five years ago, Europeans rejoiced that war had come to an end. Bombed out cities on both sides of the conflict – and historic memorials and war graves are a stark reminder of the horror of conflict. It is also a reminder to Christians to focus on the way of peace.

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COVID overload – ‘I’ve heard too much!’

6 May 2020 | St Albans, UK [Victor Hulbert]  Are we suffering COVID overload? Dr Helgi Jónsson believes we might – and offers advice on how to protect ourselves. “There is a constant flow of information around us, and not all of it is positive,” he states in a helpful video just released by the TED Health Ministries department.

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Abuse in lockdown – and how to help

6 May 2020 | St Albans, UK [TED Family Ministries]  Lockdown has brought with it all kinds of relational challenges including extreme loneliness, getting on each other’s nerves, and figuring out how to do work, home school and family life within four small walls. There is also a positive side, enjoying the time to grow closer to our loved ones. But, for some people, the biggest challenge is finding themselves trapped in their own home, 24 hours a day, with an abusive relative.

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Tired of zoom? Try drive-in Church

4 May 2020 | Lillehammer, Norway [Edel Krøll]  After six Sabbaths of meeting by zoom, the congregation of Lillehammer, Norway longed for a more personal worship experience during lockdown. As with all other churches in Norway, the building was shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adventist Development and Relief Agency steps up global COVID-19 Operations

1 May 2020 | Silver Spring, USA  [ADRA Int. with tedNEWS]  The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is serving more than 2.4 million households around the world where lives have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. ADRA has launched COVID-19 response projects in 37 countries to support frontline workers, low-income families, the elderly, and people facing lay-offs as a result of the crisis.

The big thank you! #dearcoronavirus 7

1 May 2020 | St Albans, UK [Victor Hulbert]  How big a thank you have you said this week? My neighbour works in a local supermarket. She told me how good it felt to be thanked and to feel valued during this crisis. The reality of the value of ordinary people doing ordinary but important jobs has hit home. They are the ‘new celebrity’.

My name is Manca. I am a nurse, and this is my story during the COVID-19.

30 April 2020 | Ljubljana, Slovenia [Katja Kotnik]  Manca is both a nurse in a care home and a young mother. She was recently the recipient of an ADRA Slovenia care package – and shared her story.