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Ramadan under lockdown

International | Some mosques are closed as many of the world’s 2 billion Muslims begin their observance from home
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/23/20, 01:41 pm

SAUDI ARABIA: Thursday marks the start of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month normally characterized by communal prayers and sprawling nighttime meals to break each day’s dawn-to-dusk fast.

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Child composes music for isolation

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/07/20, 11:03 am

A 7-year-old Greek prodigy turned to music to relieve the burden of social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. Stelios Kerasidis’ “Isolation Waltz” had received more than 83,000 views on YouTube on Tuesday.

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Lending a hand

International | Christian leaders and mission groups across Africa join the fight against coronavirus
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/03/20, 03:17 pm

ABUJA, Nigeria—As lockdowns began this week to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria, one megachurch near the capital city donated hospital beds, diagnostic sets, sanitizers, oxygen and regular face masks, and other items to health officials.

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