An unprecedented situation requires extraordinary responses. The central and state governments have responded. There are criticisms about how it was done. Nevertheless, concerns relating to how the lockdown has affected the poor and the migrants among us are being looked into as and when the situation arises.
Churches and Christian institutions in many locales have responded spontaneously by providing, food, infrastructure, and personnel; all along with maintaining regular pastoral care and spiritual guidance during these difficult times. Our medical fraternity has been at the forefront. We support them with our prayers. Any concrete support to keep them going will be very useful.
We have been in touch with what is being done by the local congregations, and also connecting those in need with the local churches. We share here some of what our Churches and organizations, and their networks, have done in the initial days of the crackdown on COVID-19.
We will share more as and when we collect more stories.
Let us pray for each other and the whole world.
Rev. Asir Ebenezer
General Secretary, NCCI