THE LETTER FROM CEDAR | OCT 2020

Dear supporters,

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has been raging around the world for more than half a year. At first, everyone could not expect that the pandemic is still not under control until this day. It seems we no longer guess when this pandemic will finally disappear. The rising number of confirmed cases and outbreaks are global challenges that everyone in the world has to face.

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THE LETTER FROM CEDAR | JULY 2020

Dear supporters,

 

In mid-May, I was appointed as the Acting Chief Executive to continue the work of Dr. Raymond Kwong Wai Man. Although I was not fully prepared for it, I decided to respond with a humbled heart to continue realising our mission: to live out the integral mission of the Church in partnership with Christians around the world.

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An Overloaded Clinic in Lebanon

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Written by: Edward Lai

 

The pandemic makes us realise the importance of having a sound medical system, which does not only require sufficient medical personnel, but also a stable supply of medicine.

 

Lebanon has been identified as a priority country in the United Nations’ COVID-19 GlobalHumanitarian Response Plan.

 

As the country that has the highest per capita proportion of refugees in the world, Lebanon has taken in 1.5 million Syrian and 200,000 Palestinian refugees, who currently make up more than 30% of the country population. The exponential growth of refugees in Lebanon has put the already fragile medical system under pressure. The outbreak of COVID-19 further places enormous burden on its medical services, brining them to the verge of collapse.

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When the Pandemic Never Goes Away – Implications on Poverty Alleviation and Socioeconomics

The World Health Organisation has warned that COVID-19 may never go away. This means that there may not be an end to the fight against this disease. If that is the case, how can we adapt the strategies of our international poverty relief programmes to make them more effective in helping the destitute? Do we need to change the economic development pattern which has long been taken as “normal”? As part of the Christian community, how should we continue to care for the poor and defend their dignity?

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THE SPECIAL LETTER FROM CEDAR | MAY 2020

Dear friends of CEDAR,

 

This coronavirus pandemic has brought about lots of reflections. Pray that you and your family are well under the pandemic, and God continues to lead each of us to be the salt and light in this time of darkness.

 

Thank you so much for your generosity towards the needy over the years. I am writing to inform you that, after 4 years of service, I will be leaving CEDAR in mid-May. I am thankful for the opportunity to serve the vulnerable around the world alongside you. As my calling is ministering to the impoverished, I believe our paths will cross in the future. 

 

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An Urgent Expectation & Appeal from Frontline Service Organisations to the Government

[“SHARE” APR – JUN 2020 ] PRESS RELEASE

 

Below are the fronline service organisations’ demands to the HKSAR Government, as stated in press release on 18th February:

 

  • Delivering masks to every student

  • Cracking down on price-gouging vendors

  • Creating short-term and part-time job opportunities

 

Issued by:

 

1. The Industrial Evangelical Fellowship (工業福音圑契)

2. The Society for Truth and Light (明光社)

3. The Urban Peacemaker Evangelistic Fellowship (城市睦福團契)

4. CEDAR Fund (施達基金會)

5. China Alliance Press (宣道出版社)

6. Hong Kong Church Renewal Movement (香港教會更新運動)

7. Mission to New Arrivals (新福事工協會)

8. Family Value Foundation of Hong Kong (維護家庭基金)  

 

Full text of press release in Chinese: cedarfund.org/press-0219

 

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