If you are a certain type of progressive, this global upheaval presents an opportunity. Open Democracy, for example, published an essay this week with this headline: "The coronavirus crisis shows it's time to abolish the family."
As Christians, our response to the pandemic needs to reflect a Kingdom perspective on life and death, health, disease, and what it means to love our neighbor. And that involves balancing a range of conflicting priorities.
A group of Democratic senators has called for the U.S. State Department to reverse its policy and give funding to Hamas. Gaza already receives billions of dollars of humanitarian aid, much of which is used for terrorist infrastructures.
Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called on world leaders to form a "temporary" global government in response to the coronavirus pandemic that would involve the G20, UN Security Council, World Bank & International Monetary Fund.
The coronavirus outbreak is proving to be the Trojan horse that justifies increased digital surveillance via our smartphones. All over the world governments are increasing surveillance of citizens using their smartphones. Some places now require a smartphone application's permission to travel around the country.
In the current crisis, the West is paying the price of pretending that China’s Communist regime does not represent a threat to other countries. COVID-19 has now shown the supreme folly of such an assumption.
The coronavirus crisis has brought many aspects of life to a halt, but the world of kindness never stops - especially not now, when those that are in need are more desperate than ever.
We hear it all the time these days: "Almost all the people who are dying from the coronavirus are old." But what is this supposed to mean? Does it mean that younger people don't need to worry about contracting it? Or does it mean something worse, as in, "Old people really don't matter"?
Last week, actress Gal Gadot posted an Instagram video, that featured her and a few dozen other celebrities singing John Lennon's secular utopian anthem "Imagine." The video was intended to encourage people during this global coronavirus pandemic, but many who've thought about the lyrics of "Imagine" rightly wondered how it could possibly comfort anyone who finds themselves, as Lennon's pal Paul McCartney once sang, "in times of trouble."
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