(16.11.2015) Zurich/Paris. Bernd Koberstein, the District Apostle responsible for the New Apostolic Church in France, has turned to the public with an address of condolence. In it he writes of the great sadness and devastation he felt upon learning of the events that transpired in Paris. One of the explosions occurred in the direct vicinity of our church in Paris-Centre. Last Sunday morning’s divine service was cancelled by Apostle Jeannot Leibfried as a precaution.
Chief Apostle preaches about love for one’s neighbour in Luxembourg and speaks out against hatred and violence
(14.01.2015) Zurich/Luxembourg. Unequivocal statements decrying Islamic fundamentalist attacks in France, Nigeria, and Mali, as well as Islamophobic demonstrations in Germany—Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider took a clear position in his divine service last Sunday in Luxembourg. “Even in such circumstances,” he noted, “the New Apostolic faith is of very specific and practical significance.”
(23.10.2014) Bangui/Zurich. “Please do not grow tired of praying for us here in the Central African Republic, as it is only our heavenly Father who can bring peace to this country.” This touching call for help closes an email written by New Apostolic Christians from the Central African Republic.
(17.10.2014) Manila/Zurich. The Philippine government has honoured the relief organization of the New Apostolic Church South-East Asia. NACSEA Relief, together with 130 partner organizations, helped in advocating basic education for more than 21 million Filipino students. On 14 October 2014, a ceremony was hosted by the Department of Education to thank its partners: non-government organizations and private companies who helped and supported the Adopt-a-School Programme.
(22.08.2014) Waterloo. Northern Sri Lanka has been hit with a severe drought this year. Normally, Northern Sri Lankans have adequate water for living and farming irrigation, but the last few years have not seen normal rains. Lives were already shattered here in this region due to heavy losses during the civil war. Now as they try to regain normalcy in day to day life, the shortage of water presents an enormous setback.
(09.08.2014) Stuttgart/Zurich. The Ebola virus is currently raging in a number of West African countries—and hundreds of people are affected. District Apostle Michael Ehrich from Southern Germany—whose working area includes the District Churches in the acutely affected countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, as well as the similarly affected country of Nigeria—has addressed a letter to the local New Apostolic congregations. In it he provides corresponding guidelines for fellowship in church, and calls upon members and ministers to observe preventive measures unconditionally.
(25.11.2013) Zurich/Manila. Under the direction of NACSEA-Relief, the aid organisation of the New Apostolic Church in South East Asia, structured emergency measures in the Philippines are well underway. Tens of thousands of food packages are now reaching the people affected. After the most serious typhoon of all time, the people in the affected regions are trying to put their lives back together again. Help of every kind is needed.
(13.11.2013) Manila. “Like a drop of water on a hot stone, but nevertheless a good start”—that is how District Apostle Urs Hebeisen describes the little piece of good news that Apostle Bual and an employee of the South East Asian aid agency NAC-SEARelief have arrived in Bato, Leyte. Thirty four families have thus already been supplied with urgently needed foodstuffs! District Apostle Hebeisen: “At least these few members have already been given some small measure of comfort. But the help must go further.
(11.11.2013) Zurich/Manila. At wind speeds of over 300 kilometres per hour, super typhoon Haiyan swept through the Philippine Islands with a power never before encountered, leaving death and grief, destruction and chaos in its wake. To date, authorities are estimating over 10,000 fatalities, and many people are still missing. Some four million people have been affected by this most serious natural disaster ever.
(19.12.2012) Manila/Zurich. Priest Chris Ronquillo from Manila office visited the affected area to assist in food distribution and assessing the situation. 1000 New Apostolic brothers and sisters will have a Christmas without home. In Barrio Hologon in Negros Oriental the class room for the elementary school children was lost.