Facing Loss during COVID-19

Facing Loss during COVID-19

Humanitarian Disaster Institute - November 2020

Benjamin Andrews

This HDI (Humanitarian Disaster Institute) tip sheet offers research-based insight on how to holistically care for yourself during this season. You can find even more tip sheets with insight on how to provide spiritual and emotional care for yourself and other during COVID-19 at spiritualfirstaidhub.com. Read more
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Efca Churches – end Covid for all

Efca Churches - End Covid for all

SHARING THE CAMPAIGN WITH YOUR CHURCH

We’ve created five resources you can use to share this in your Church. Depending on how long you have in a service, you may want to use all of these, or just a few of them. We’ve created these as digital resources so that they can be used in an online church service or in person:

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Preventing the Spread of Sickness

Preventing the Spread of Sickness

© 2020 Accessible Hope International

www.AccessibleHope.org

TIME: 1 hour

OBJECTIVES:

  • Participants will understand the way that germs are spread through respiratory and
  • droplet transmission
  • Participants will understand the importance of soap in the elimination of viral germs
  • Participants will be able to name 5 practices for preventing the spread of respiratory
  • viruses to others 

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • A bowl of water (preferably with a light-colored interior, like white or yellow)
  • Black pepper
  • Soap (preferably the more normal kind used in that particular setting)
  • Glitter
  • “Do the 5!” handout
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PUNTOS DE REFLEXIÓN bajo el coronavirus

PUNTOS DE REFLEXIÓN bajo el coronavirus

En unos momentos en que el ser humano se creía grande y poderoso, con avanzadas herramientas de control (telecomunicaciones, militar, espacial), ¿qué supone que un microorganismo altere completamente la estructura del mundo (salud, economía, energía, comercio)? ¿Qué lecciones podemos extraer de este hecho?

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How churches can respond to migrant and daily wage labourers during Covid-19 lockdown

How churches can respond to migrant and daily wage labourers during Covid-19 lockdown

 (EFI, India)

Dear All, At this critical juncture when the world is facing Covid-19, we as a church has to discover what the Lord want us to do as our response. This is in continuation to the EFI Urgent Release sent on March 25, 2020 with the subject: “Fighting COVID-19 during Lent: Prayer, Relief, Restoring Hope”. We are thankful for the government in caring for the people who are infected by the virus. We are looking at how the church could practically work on addressing some specific groups who are affected by the lockdown. We are focusing on the migrant labourers and daily wage labourers (including HIV infected) who are the most affected groups because of the lockdown. Read the article
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Coronavirus and prevention measures – India

Coronavirus and prevention measures - India

India

 Corona Virus Symptoms:

3 -7 Days: Fever, Dry cough, breathing difficulty.

How to prevent yourself from contracting Corona Virus

Since the virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, keep 3-5 feet distance from any person.

When you greet one another say Namaste and do not shake hands or hug a person.

Wash your hands every 20 minutes with soap or hand sanitizers. Use the following steps of hand washing.

  1. Wet hands and apply enough liquid soap to create a good lather
  2. Rub palms together
  3. Rub the back of the hands
  4. Interlink your fingers.
  5. Cup your fingers
  6. Clean the thumbs
  7. Rub palm with your fingers
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SACC Local Ecumenical Action Network

SACC Local Ecumenical Action Network

by the South African Council of Churches (SACC)

"Getting through the CORONA pandemic will require people to act together where they are. We all have a role to play, and there is a lot we can do in our own communities. We commend the  government’s response to CORONA, and offer these guidelines as a way for churches to work together in communities  to strengthen and support the government’s response. The Church has been a vehicle for public good and change in this country. Let us step up together in this challenging time." - Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana

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The Church, COVID 19 and Integral Mission

The Church, COVID 19 and Integral Mission

by  Martin Kapenda, National Coordinator- Micah Zambia

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) broke out in Wuhan, China in December 2019, and on the 11th of March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a global pandemic. Normal life in many places has since been affected. COVID-19 is not just a healthy issue. It has also revealed different layers of socio-economic inequality in most of the countries. For instance, in the United Kingdom people from BAME (BLACK ASIANS AND MINORITY ETHNIC) communities appear to be disproportionately affected by COVID-19. In the United States of America which has a higher number of Minorities than the UK, people of color (African Americans/Hispanic/Native Americans), have been some of the most affected. According to Sherita Golden (John Hopkins Medicine 4/2020), disproportionate rates of COVID -19 illness and death in Black, Latino/Hispanic and Native communities are more than in white communities. These communities, says Golden, “share common social and economic factors, already in place before the pandemic, that increased their risk for COVID-19”. She further observes that risk factors for people of colour include, living in crowded housing conditions, working in essential fields, inconsistent access to health care, and stress and immunity. Some of these factors also apply to communities at risk in other parts of the world.

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