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Coronavirus Response: Ethiopia update

Tensions and unrest in ethiopia We are in regular contact with our staff and partners in Ethiopia following unrest in the country this week. It is reported that nearly 200 people have been killed in violent clashes sparked by the killing on 29 June of popular musician Hachalu Hundessa who was from the Oromia region. Please pray for peace to be restored to this country which is facing multiple crises at this time.
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Coronavirus Response: Lebanon update

SYRIAN REFUGEES AND THE CHALLENGES OF DISTANCE LEARNING The Syria crisis has had a profound impact on the whole of the Middle East but, as a host nation for about 1.5 million Syrian refugees, Lebanon has felt it keenly. Yet, the overcoming faith of the Lebanese church is one of the brightest sparks of hope in the midst of the ongoing crisis. Tearfund’s partner in Lebanon, MERATH, has many inspiring stories of how thousands of Syrian refugees are turning to the church for help.
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Created in His Image

All people are created in the image of God.  This is not a mere, wistful nicety nor is it solely a doctrinal position. This is a statement of truth.  A fundamental, axiomatic, biblical truth.  God created all people.  The act of creation entails intent, which implies purpose which, in turn, indicates God had a reason for creating different people groups.  His command to ‘be fruitful, multiply and have dominion’ was an instruction to guide our role as stewards of Creation – not to be used against our fellow human beings.    
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