Easter a time of celebration, danger

(Photo courtesy World Watch Monitor) International (MNN) — In the overload of information on the Facebook newsfeed, this one from 8thirty8 stood out: “Passover has begun, and our Jesus was the perfect and final Lamb! We celebrate His complete victory over the Cross and the Grave this Sunday. But for many of our brothers and …

No change in Rohingya crisis

Rakhine state is located in Western Burma. Burma (MNN) — The nation of Burma has been at war with its ethnic people for the past 40 years. While conflict is an ever-present reality, at least there has been a general “ebb and flow” of attacks. Ethnic minority groups can usually hide in the jungle while …

Valparaiso fire rages on

A stunned survivor surveys damage left by the Valparaiso fire.(Image courtesy ReachGlobal) Chile (MNN) — The massive Valparaiso fire continues to rage in Chile. Tomorrow marks a week since flames first erupted in a ravine and quickly swept through the port city, destroying nearly 3,000 homes. ReachGlobal Crisis Response has staff on-the-ground, helping a partner …

Ukraine crisis not the sole focus of SGA

Crimean Tatar refugees are the primary concern of churches helped by SGA.(Image courtesy Petar Milošević via Wikimedia Commons) Ukraine (MNN) — Coming out of Easter weekend, tensions remain high in Ukraine. Defiance against Ukraine’s interim government continues, both from pro-Russian activists and Russia itself. But Slavic Gospel Association leader Bob Provost is focusing on a …

Bouteflika re-elected in Algeria

(Photo Courtesy of World Watch Monitor) Algeria (MNN) — The question Algerians are asking is: “Can a 77-year-old man of bad health run a country?” Last Thursday, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was reelected, marking the beginning of his fourth term. World Watch Monitor tells us of the concern many Algerians expressed before the election. Many parties …

CommNet team advocates for unreached

Thailand (MNN) — A unique group of creative outreach workers are using their abilities to share God’s work, talk about needs, and engage in communities. They’re using compelling content through various kinds of media to do it. Pictures, video, and other material are the tools this team is using to talk about outreach work that’s …