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Walking with the Refugees—An Interview with Christian Action

[ ‘SHARE’ May-Jun 2017 ] TAKING ACTION
Refugees are often viewed as a group of aliens in foreign lands who would only appear on the international news occasionally. The vast majority of Hong Kong people hold the same views, thinking refugees do not concern their well-developed city; yet we forget that our society was built by refugees escaping from civil wars. The waves of Vietnamese refugees in 70s to 80s were also an integral part of Hong Kong’s history....

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Transcending Borders and Time with Grace and Love—a Story of an Ethnic Woman’s Blessings to Foreign Lands

[ ‘SHARE’ May-Jun 2017 ] BACK TO THE BIBLE
In the OT, Ruth was the very definition of an underprivileged sojourner as she had to leave her home in Moab to Israel, an anti-Moabites community, to take care of her mother-in-law. Ruth was a Moabite who was shunned upon by the God-chosen Israelites. Where racial conflicts in the time of OT were as severe as they are today, CEDAR China Programme Advisor, Dr. Mok Chiu Yau, tried to put Ruth’s story into a perspective which highlighted how a foreign woman faithfully fulfilled her responsibilities and loyally loved her families and those treated her with grace, and how she blessed the people surrounding her, to even blessing the whole society, by leading a God-resembling life....

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The Dwelling of God is with Men

[ ‘SHARE’ May-Jun 2017 ] FOCUS ~ REFUGEE MINISTRY
“Now the dwelling of God is with men,” (Revelation 21:3) This promise was not only applicable to the early Christians under Roman suppression, but also to the victims today who seem to have suffered an unending stretch of tortures and hidings because of the wars....

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Please Continue Your Support to Those Under the Food Crisis of East Africa

CEDAR's partners, Tearfund UK and Ethiopian Guenet Church Development and Welfare Organization (EGCDWO), are providing emergency food, clean water, and health support to 40 thousand individuals in 40 heavily affected villages in southern Ethiopia....

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Ecuador Earthquake and Haiti Hurricane Relief Updates

Ecuador has experienced several earthquakes in April 2016 that caused the death of 650 and the miseries of another 380 thousand. Half a year later, the central American Haiti experienced a tornado that affected 2 million of its countrymen. We are thankful for the support of the Christian body for channeling their funds through us to the member organizations of the Integral Alliance (IA) within both countries, who worked tirelessly in alleviating the situation.

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God Disposes?—Pray for the agriculturally difficult situation in Zimbabwe

Unfortunately, the El noir in the past 3 years have caused severe drought in multiple eastern African countries, and a tremendous amount of people are suffering from famine, especially for countries like Zimbabwe, where over 65% of its population survives on farming. We could not change the weather in any capacities, but we could improve the farming techniques of the people, allowing them to survive and co-exist with the land...

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