Faith and U.S. Foreign Assistance: A Podcast

July 20, 2017By Zoey WilsonFood and Nutrition, Foreign Assistance 1 Comment

World Vision President Rich Stearns joined the President of the National Association of Evangelicals for a conversation on foreign assistance. Why would cuts to this 1% of the U.S. budget that addresses health, disaster relief, food security issues, promotes religious freedom, and protects human rights be tragic? Listen to the podcast.   “And I don’t think it’s good policy to balance … Read More

School’s Out for the Summer!

July 6, 2017By Zoey WilsonResources No Comments

Kids may be out of school for the summer, but why should that keep you from learning all summer long? Advocacy impacts issues that affect those in greatest need. From the refugee crisis, to food security, to protecting children from violence, and more – there is a lot to learn about. To help you gain … Read More

Congressman Speaks Out Against Hunger

May 9, 2017By Zoey WilsonFood and Nutrition, Foreign Assistance 2 Comments

There are multiple issues that contribute to the cycle of poverty, including poor economic circumstances, food insecurity, access to education, conflict, and a host of other things. So what is the best approach to tackle a big problem? Programs that do not just tackle one issue but instead look at finding a holistic solution. The McGovern–Dole International Food for Education and … Read More

The Faces of Social Justice

February 20, 2017By Zoey WilsonBiblical Call to Advocacy No Comments

“Learn to do right; seek justice.  Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.” – Isaiah 1:17 Today, February 20, is World Day of Social Justice. As advocates, we talk a lot about poverty, social justice, and God’s call to serve the poor, but what does social … Read More

Armed Conflict, No Place for a Child

February 15, 2017By Zoey WilsonProtecting Children 1 Comment

In January, Congress received over 14 thousand emails, phone calls, and tweets from World Vision advocates asking the U.S. government to make ending violence against children in all forms, including trafficking, child labor, and children fighting in armed conflict, a priority. Today, February 15, some of those members who received messages will be attending a panel in … Read More

In Remembrance: A Stone of Hope

January 13, 2017By Zoey WilsonBiblical Call to Advocacy No Comments

“Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.” From the “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963. On Monday, January 16, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In remembrance of King’s civil rights activism in the 1950s and ’60s, we want to honor his work by taking a walk through his … Read More

17 Things to Read in 2017

January 10, 2017By Zoey WilsonLearn about Advocacy No Comments

It’s a new year, which means new opportunities to learn and advocate, so why not tie the two together and learn more about advocacy? We have compiled a list of 17 books, articles, and more to give you the opportunity to learn about advocacy, God’s call for justice, and issues that impact the global poor. Growing … Read More