Media Watch Around The World

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Coronavirus outbreak spurs record Bible purchases: ‘People are looking for hope’

April 7, 2020 Fox News: Turning to the Holy Bible for wisdom and comfort during COVID-19 Famous faces from across the country come together to remind Americans about the power of…

Hindered By A Pandemic, Religious Leaders Prepare For Holidays

April 7, 2020 NPR: The Saint Ann Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., on Sunday night set up a livestream of a Eucharistic Adoration service on Sunday, March 29.

Millions of Americans say coronavirus a ‘wake-up call’ from God

April 6, 2020 Jerusalem Post: With the coronavirus pandemic causing unprecedented lockdowns and economic distress in the US and around the world, a new national poll provides a fascinating…

Chocolate, but no church: How coronavirus has changed Easter

April 6, 2020 Sydney Morning Herald: With churches closed, travel banned and events cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, there…

AMP makes Anglican Super unhappy by stalling successor fund transfer

April 2, 2020 Money Management: AMP Limited has applied the brakes to corporate superannuation fund successor fund transfers claiming it is hamstrung by market volatility but at least one of…

How you can still celebrate Easter and commemorate Anzac Day amid coronavirus crisis

April 2, 2020 Daily Mail: From playing the Last Post on your front lawn to live-streaming Sunday service: How you can STILL mark Australia's most sacred traditions after public events…

Nigerian girl, 17, escapes month in locked room after abduction and forcible conversion to Islam

March 30, 2020 World Watch Monitor: According to the UN in 2018, more than 4,000 women and girls have been abducted by Boko Haram alone in NE Nigeria.

‘We were determined to get it done’: Couples cull wedding guest lists down to five

March 30, 2020 Sydney Morning Herald: For our free coronavirus pandemic coverage, learn more here. Bridgette Leech and Matthew Selby got a very different wedding to the one they imagined. The…

‘We were determined to get it done’: Couples cull wedding guest lists down to five

March 30, 2020 Sydney Morning Herald: Bridgette Leech and Matthew Selby got a very different wedding to the one they imagined. The…

Fears more desperate people will take on payday loans after fires, coronavirus

March 30, 2020 Sydney Morning Herald: Financial counsellors are warning bushfires and the unfolding coronavirus pandemic could cause a…

Pandemic causes domino effect cutting crucial food services

March 30, 2020 Nine News: Hands and Feet will continue to provide food and estimate they are feeding around 1500 a week, a…

The Gospel in a Time of Social Distancing

March 30, 2020 The New Yorker: Many years ago, there was a debate at my rural church about whether the pastor needed a cellular telephone for his ministry. They were expensive, so, of course,…

‘Coronavirus wants to kill you’: ICU Patient urges people to follow government advice

March 26, 2020 UK Telegraph: A young pastor diagnosed with coronavirus has posted a message on social media pleading for people to listen to government advice. Mark McClurg posted the…

Coronavirus: ‘Virtual services’ given blessing as the faithful move online

March 24, 2020 The Australian: Australia’s protestant churches, synagogues and mosques have agreed to “virtual services” streamed online for their congregations in response to the government shutdown of non-essential services, but they plan to still conduct wedding ceremonies and funerals limited to small gatherings.

Unusual times call for unusual measures even at church

March 24, 2020 Illawarra Mercury: Church with a difference: Senior Minister Peter Hutchinson and a small group of participants spaced at a safe social distance lead a live streaming service on…

Teaching will never be the same again

March 24, 2020 Australian Financial Review: She described herself as of an older generation of teachers, but said she had no difficulty adapting to new technology. At 8.50am last Wednesday her computer…

Inside Eyam, the heroic plague village where a battle with deadly disease saved thousands

March 24, 2020 The Independent: In the Peak District village of Eyam , signs of the coronavirus are everywhere. The general store has shut because, a note in the window explains, the owners…

Churches to run services at the beach and in driveways

March 21, 2020 Sydney Morning Herald: Church services will be held at the beach and in church driveways where worshippers will sit 1.5 metres apart on plastic chairs while a priest stands at a…

Church of England suspends all services over coronavirus

March 20, 2020 : Justin Welby and John Sentamu said the pandemic was a defining moment for the Church of England.Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty The Church of England has…

Wollongong Cathedral to take part in historic prayer amid COVID-19 crisis

March 20, 2020 : PUBLIC PRAYER:Wollongong St Michael's senior minister Sandy Grant. Anglican Cathedrals in Sydney, Parramatta and Wollongong will lead public prayer.Picture:…