Eternity Podcast Network
Hope In Crisis
Tim Costello, Executive Director of Micah Australia, speaks to Christian voices around the world who are on the front-line of bringing hope and social change.
An Aussie Doctor on COVID-19 in the developing world – Dr Ian Marr
Ian never wanted to be a doctor. But after seeing the gaps in diagnostic testing available in the developing world, he pursued a career as an Infectious Disease Physician. Ian was working in Timor-Leste when COVID-19 struck, and explains the pandemic's devastating impact on this small nation.
End COVID For All – Tim Costello
COVID-19 is not over for anyone, until it's over for everyone. And while Australia has been a leader in ‘flattening the curve’, too many of our global neighbours are far worse off. In fact, they’re in crisis. Tim Costello talks exclusively about why Micah Australia have taken the lead on a nationwide campaign called #EndCOVIDForAll.
Hope on the streets of Lesotho – Josh and Belinda Groves
Eight years ago Belinda went to the African nation of Lesotho to help oversee national elections. After being confronted by hundreds of children living on the streets, she never came back to Australia. Josh and Belinda Groves share their story of leaving comfortable lives, to rehabilitate children living on the streets of Lesotho.
Brazil and COVID-19 – Valdir Steuernagel
Brazil is now the epicentre of COVID-19. Valdir Streuernagel, Pastor and theologian, reveals what it's like being in the middle of the pandemic, why Brazil does not have a united common voice, and the cracks being revealed in the Church's relationship to power.
Lucille Dejito – The Dark Side of Lockdown
Lucille Dejito, is an Attorney in Cebu, Philippines, at International Justice Mission working to prosecute those involved in the online sexual exploitation of children. She talks to Tim about the frightening increase of this activity during lockdown, the supply and demand chain driven by Westerners, and how this crime is one of opportunity not always poverty.
Rev James Bhagwan – COVID-19 and our Pacific Family
COVID-19 arrived in the Pacific on the tail end of cyclone season. Rev James Bhagwan of the Pacific Conference of Churches, speaks about how the Church has responded to the economic and social fallout, and why Australia has been a good neighbour at this time.
Alia Abboud – How the Church in Lebanon has emerged through Crisis
Lebanon is a country that has experienced crisis upon crisis. Dr Alia Abboud, Chief Development Officer at the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development, shares how the Syrian Refugee crisis and now COVID-19, has pushed the Church in Lebanon outside its comfort zone and caused it to emerge as an agent of hope.
John Githongo – How is Africa responding to COVID-19?
Journalist and former government official in Kenya, John Githongo, gives an insiders view into how COVID-19 is affecting both the wealthy and poor in Africa, and why this crisis is a governance challenge and not just a health challenge. Brought to you by Micah Australia, a movement of Australian Christians speaking up for the world's most poor, vulnerable and oppressed.
Jayakumar Christian – Former World Vision India Director on COVID-19, the Caste system and hope in grief
Former National Director of World Vision India, and theologian Jayakumar Christian, gives a frontline perspective on how the current pandemic is showing cracks in the Caste system, the severe impact it's having on thousands of migrant workers in the nation and how the Church in India is responding. Brought to you by Micah Australia, a movement of Australian Christians speaking up for the world's most poor, vulnerable and oppressed.
John Anderson – Former Deputy PM on the pressures of crisis leadership
Tim talks to John Anderson, former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, on how we can pray for our politicians during this time, and how John's faith has given him hope through the trials he has faced in his own life. Brought to you by Micah Australia, a movement of Australian Christians speaking up for the world's most poor, vulnerable and oppressed.
Anna and Massimo – Italian Pastors serving on the frontline of COVID-19
On this episode, Tim talks to husband and wife duo, Massimo and Anna, who are Pastors living in Milan, Italy, where the impact of COVID-19 has been hardest felt. This conversation from the frontline, is really going to move and inspire you to even deeper faith and prayer amidst this crisis. Brought to you by Micah Australia, a movement of Australian Christians speaking up for the world's most poor, vulnerable and oppressed.
Sam Hearn – The young Mayor raising a ‘People’s army’ to fight COVID-19
Sam Hearn, is the 31-year-old Mayor whose leadership has made national headlines twice in the past six months - first during the Australian Bushfires Crisis, and now again during COVID-19.Sam’s visionary leadership has brought together an entire community to tackle this virus by ensuring ‘no one is left behind’. Brought to you by Micah Australia, a movement of Australian Christians speaking up for the world's most poor, vulnerable and oppressed.