Why U.S. Foreign Assistance Matters

March 7, 2017By WV AdvocacyForeign Assistance, Learn about Advocacy 1 Comment

Currently, U.S. foreign assistance is at risk of cuts between 30-40 percent. These cuts would not only be disproportionate, but they would also severely impact millions of people being helped by life-saving programs that are funded by U.S. foreign assistance. Many countries experience unparalleled suffering and loss of life due extreme poverty, disease, natural disasters, … Read More

A cooperative Congress can save lives

A cooperative Congress can save lives

March 2, 2017By WV AdvocacyForeign Assistance No Comments

This blog post was posted in 2012 on World Vision’s blog but is still relevant today. With proposed cuts to the foreign affairs budget, now is the time for Congress to work together. You can contact Congress asking them to work together and to keep in mind the impact their decisions will have on God’s children around … Read More

From ice cream to famine

From ice cream to famine

February 25, 2017By Stephanie HammondFood and Nutrition 2 Comments

Stephanie Hammond, World Vision policy adviser for conflicts and disasters, just returned from a trip to South Sudan. During her two and a half weeks in the country, she met the people affected first-hand by conflict, price inflations, and lack of aid.   This week, I spoke with a mother, Elizabeth*, whose eight-month-old daughter suffered from … Read More

The Faces of Social Justice

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

Armed Conflict, No Place for a Child

February 15, 2017By Zoey WilsonProtecting Children No Comments

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

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Advocacy Symbolizes Love Too

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Advocacy Symbolizes Love Too

February 14, 2017By Guest AuthorBiblical Call to Advocacy No Comments

By Caryn Wright, Advocacy Integration and Campaigns Intern  It is the season of candy hearts, chocolate kisses, and Valentine’s cards — with “approximately 150 million Valentine’s Day cards exchanged annually, this makes Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas,” according to the History Channel. However, this day can often feel flat and … Read More

Influencing Congress

Influencing Congress

February 1, 2017By Christina BradicResources, Talking to Congress 1 Comment

What keeps you from contacting Congress? What we most often get asked is, “Does it matter?” or “Will I be heard?” The short answer is yes. Every message matters in some way and has an impact. The real question is, how will your message be the most effective? Cokie Roberts is a political columnist and … Read More