Floods Compound COVID-19 Suffering in Kenya

The rain-swollen Nzoia River has been overflowing its banks for several weeks in the Mumias region of Western Kenya, leaving hundreds dead and thousands displaced at a time when coronavirus lockdowns have created great economic distress.

70-Year-Old Missionary Shot & Wounded in Nigeria

Muslim Fulani herdmen shot Canon James Adebayo Famonure four times as he was leading family devotions, also wounding three other family members. The attack is the latest in a series launched against Christian farmers in central Nigeria in a conflict driven by land use disputes, Islamist ideology, and widely available weaponry. The current coronavirus seems to be making things worse.

ARCHIVES: V-E Day: Rejoicing, Reconsecration, Work

In two issues in May, 1945, The Living Church reported extensively on joyful and solemn observances of V-E Day throughout the Episcopal Church, including at a Milwaukee war products factory. An Episcopal army chaplain also reported on a burial service he conducted the same day for 200 concentration camp victims in Ludwigslust, Germany.  

New: 5/17 TLC Online

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