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.
- For Years, This Christian NGO Worked with Muslims in Myanmar. Then Came Cyclone Mocha.Long-term relationships helped the group aid the Rohingya while the UN and others were shut out.
- Syria Has Six Months to Receive Your Earthquake AidUS waiver temporarily allows for funds to bypass sanctions against the Assad government. Christian charities experience mixed results.
- Turkish Christians Plead: Don’t Distribute Bibles After EarthquakeLocal believers and their Syrian colleagues serve Christians and Muslims alike in cooperative effort at relief aid.Français
- Turkish and Syrian Christians Rally Relief After Earthquake Kills 20,000(UPDATED) As death tolls climb and with churches of all denominations destroyed, local believers race to the frontlines of emergency response.Português
- Indonesian Churches Organize to Aid Earthquake SurvivorsAfter a powerful quake hit the island of Java this week, a network of local Christians raced to help.Indonesian
- From the Archives: When Disaster StrikesFive articles about control and God’s providence amidst natural disasters.
- Under Franklin Graham, Samaritan’s Purse Grows to a $1 Billion PowerhouseThe humanitarian aid organization works on the frontlines around the world and ranks among the largest charities in the US.
- Loving our Kentucky Neighbors as OurselvesThe recent flooding crisis in my home state is an opportunity to serve our sisters and brothers like never before.
- Mired in Crises, Lebanon Marks 1 Year Since Horrific Beirut BlastFirst anniversary of port explosion brings prayer and protests as severe need for humanitarian aid and political reform remains.
- Miami-Area Churches Pray for Miracles, Minister to Rescue Teams After Condo CollapseNearby congregations offer snacks and spiritual care to those tasked with “bringing order to the chaos.”