Congressman Speaks Out Against Hunger

May 9, 2017By Zoey WilsonFood and Nutrition, Foreign Assistance 3 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

A Prayer for Peace on Earth

December 24, 2016By Zoey WilsonBiblical Call to Advocacy No Comments

This is part 12 of our 12-part series, 12 Prayers of Christmas. Check back and join us as we pray together leading up to Christmas.   Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom … Read More

A Prayer for Advocates

December 15, 2016By Zoey WilsonBiblical Call to Advocacy No Comments

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Proverbs 31:8-9 NIV As Christians, we are called to advocate on behalf of the poor and needy, but it is not something we have to face on … Read More