A pastor in India was attacked by a dozen local residents who were attempting to build a wall meant to block people from attending worship services at his home in L.B. Patnam village, Andhra Pradesh. Reportedly, led by a local Hindu extremist, the group attacked him, breaking his hand.
The Coronavirus outbreak has taken the lives of more than 100 people so far. So how exactly are Christians supposed to respond to the outbreak?
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged that “The only way we will defeat this outbreak is for all countries to work together in a spirit of solidarity and cooperation. We are all in this together and we can only stop it together."
Almost 500 years ago, a similar approach was encouraged when German Christians in Wittenberg – facing the re-emergence of black plague in 1527 – called on Protestant reformist Martin Luther for guidance on whether they should flee for their lives.