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Disaster Relief

Earthquakes and tsunamis. Hurricanes and tornadoes. War and famine. Disasters like these consistently raise the question: Where is a good God in all of this? Even as Christians wrestle with this question, they continue to send out workers and supplies to bring what relief they can. But logistical challenges, financial problems, and (particularly in recent years) the continual arrival of one disaster after another can all add up to create “compassion fatigue” for both relief workers and the people who support them.

  • Subscriber Access OnlyTemptations in Disaster
    A ministry leader in Sri Lanka advises his colleagues on spiritual disciplines during a crisis.
  • Subscriber Access OnlyTsunamis and Birth Pangs
    Let's not bash traditional Christian answers to disaster, only keep them in context.
  • Subscriber Access OnlyDazed by Disasters
    We can fight compassion fatigue by planning ahead.
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  • When Faith Meets Disaster Management
    BANGKOK, Jun 25 2014 (IPS) - A consortium of faith-based organisations (FBOs) made a declaration at a side event Wednesday at the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference On Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR), to let the United Nations know that they stand ready to commit themselves to building resilient communities across Asia in the aftermath of natural disasters.
  • Ministering to mudslide survivors takes many forms
    People of faith, ministers and chaplains have responded to the deadly March 22 mudslide, trying to help shocked survivors pick up and go on (The Seattle Times)

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