Apostle Paul and his followers collected aid, likely for early Christians.
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In the late second century, some Christian groups in Rome began directing financial aid toward people living in another city, who were going through a crisis. That act of giving has lessons for today.
For immigrants like Juana, from El Salvador, migration – not coronavirus – is the main cause of separation from family. Norwalk, Connecticut, March 25, 2020.
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What international families can teach the rest of us about sustaining long-distance relationships.
Facebook, the least trusted tech company, has taken the lead in fighting coronavirus misinformation.
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Facebook, Google and Twitter are stepping up to block misinformation and promote accurate information about the coronavirus. Their track records on self-policing are poor. The results so far are mixed.
Pick the mindset that makes you better able to respond.
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A global pandemic is anxiety-provoking for most people. But modifying the way you perceive the situation can set you up to deal with it more effectively.
Meeting of the ambassadors of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to the EU to discuss the coronavirus crisis Brussels, 24 March 2020.
The spread of COVID-19 highlights Europe's political and economic weaknesses and suggests that the institution may be entering a deep crisis.
Despite both parents now being at home, the likelihood is that much of the 'domestic' work will still land squarely on the shoulders of the women of the house.
More than two billion people live without reliable access to clean water.
We could use this crisis to rebuild, produce something better and more humane. But we may slide into something worse.
The app is promising as a go-to resource for COVID-19 information. But as the crisis unfolds, these extra features could make it a more effective tool.
My research shows New Zealanders are likely to cope better with the coronavirus lockdown if they spend time exercising and playing outdoors, while still following official advice on social distancing.
There are signs of unintended consequences, and as big as the payments are, they are less generous than those in the UK.
The scheme will see the government becoming paymaster for almost half the Australian workforce.
An aerial view of a new isolation and treatment centre established by the Lagos State government at the main bowl of the state-owned Stadium.
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While testing is central to the fight against COVID-19, there are a myriad of factors to consider, especially by African countries, when taking decisions to curtail the spread of the disease.
The uncertainty and instability around coronavirus can exacerbate existing mental health problems or contribute to new ones. But there are things you can do to reduce your risk of mental ill health.
It seems as though every other day we're told a cure has been found for coronavirus. This is not strictly true – but there are some therapeutic options showing promise.
The Morrison government will provide a flat $1,500 a fortnight JobKeeper payment for businesses to retain or rehire nearly six million workers, in a massive $130 billion wage subsidy scheme.
Fewer people are donating blood during the coronavirus pandemic. But donor centres have implemented new rules to ensure staff, donors and patients remain safe.
How much data are you using when streaming lectures? What camera do you need? And what's a VPN? Here are some handy tips to be technologically prepared for your virtual university experience.
COVID-19 has challenged the systems we have in place for controlling our borders and shown the need to be able to adapt quickly and reimpose physical barriers and other controls when necessary.
As hospitals face a global shortage of personal protective equipment, crafting communities are once again stepping up to the plate.