World Radio Day is a UNESCO initiative. But for Christian radio and people of faith, this is a chance to celebrate the reach we have through radio in telling people of God’s love.
Help and hope
in a disaster
Our Radio in a Suitcase can be up and broadcasting in 15 minutes. FEBA/FEBC India deployed an emergency response radio team after severe flooding devastated communities and destroyed crops in India.
A voice that stops violence
Radio goes through walls, reaches places where the promise of Christ needs to be heard. Haryana is a small state in India with a population of 25 million and has the highest rate if violence against women in India.
Offering hope to refugees across the world
FEBC’s work with displaced people in Indonesia demonstrates how radio is capable of reaching out across the world’s growing refugee crisis. Refugees are desperately in need of good news.
Our broadcast reach and emergency response expertise means refugee populations are quickly informed, educated and supported. Via radio and internet, they hear a voice that speaks their own language, in a way that recognises and speaks to their need. A message showing love and offering hope during a time of hopelessness is heard.
A voice in crisis
During an emergency, radio can be used to broadcast important, life-saving information about the situation. Media and communications are a core part of helping communities and people in need.
A single program could deliver education messages to areas where schools are closed, or practical information like where to find food, water and shelter in the aftermath of a natural disaster.
Without access to reliable information, communities can be unaware of the support they can access. During an emergency, radio can be used to broadcast important, life-saving information about the situation.
In communities that are overcome by poverty, media can provide practical advice and information so listeners are given the tools to affect a positive change in their own lives. From broadcasts covering health and sanitation advice, farming techniques or addressing issues like gender based violence, media can also deliver a message of hope and encouragement to help people make it through the day.