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  • Kathmandu & the challenge of Asian cities

    by Erich Bridges, posted Tuesday, May 12, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    The death and destruction in Kathmandu underscore the enormous physical challenges confronting many Asian cities, missions columnist Erich Bridges writes, pointing that that urban dwellers will double to 6.4 billion globally by the middle of this century -- 70 percent of the projected human population -- according to a United Nations forecast. Read More

  • Nepal's quake prompts prayer; Baptists respond

    by Susie Rain, posted Monday, April 27, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    NEPAL (BP) -- Notes of a praise song carried from one end of the field to another. As the song ended, another started from a different direction. The two singing churches provided a sense of peace amidst the screams of neighbors sitting in open fields seeking a safe place from the aftershocks and tremors a day after Nepal’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake.

    The quake hit April 25 just 50 miles outside the capital city of Kathmandu and reached as far as India, Bangladesh and the Chinese region of Tibet. It was the strongest in the region in more than 80 years, killing more than 4,000 people, injuring more than 7,000 and leveling buildings and homes. The death toll continues to rise as rescue efforts expand from the cities to the countryside. Read More