The Coronavirus Chronicle

The Coronavirus Chronicle #18: RINGING OUT HOPE

todayApril 10, 2020


We are facing one of the biggest global health threats in decades which has led governments around the world to shut down daily life. But how is the race to contain COVID-19 affecting the people it’s meant to protect here in Berlin?

Pastor Erko Sturm is in the middle of Easter preparations. For him, like all Christians, this year’s celebration will be radically different with churches closed to group worship and services being held online. But the 55-year-old has come up with a novel way to connect with his community without the help of technology.
Find out more below.


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“We invite everyone to put a candle in the window for everyone who is afraid, who is insecure, for the lonely, for the sick and for those who need help.”


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Written by: monika.mueller.kroll

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