There’s a silent epidemic sweeping across western societies.
It’s affecting young and old, rich and poor, educated and uneducated. You wouldn’t know it’s happening, because much of it takes place behind closed doors. But increasing numbers of people are touched by it.
What is this silent epidemic?
According to a survey by Lifeline, 60% of people in Australia regularly feel lonely. And 82% of Aussies feel that loneliness is on the rise. The British government recently appointed a ‘Minister for loneliness’—a Monty Python-esque title, perhaps, but it shows how serious the issue is.
So why’s this epidemic happening? Here are some thoughts.... Read More
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This epidemic is not confined to Australia and the United Kingdom. It also affects the United States and Canada. It is creating many opportunities for local churches to minister in and to their communities. What might your church do?