Freedom – From Our Land to Yours

Freedom – From Our Land to Yours

July 25, 2017By WV AdvocacyAdvocate Stories 4 Comments

In the month of July, U.S. citizens celebrate the freedom and opportunity many in the world are not afforded. We chatted with Gregory Loewer, Pastor for Missions at Columbia Baptist Church in Virginia, to discuss the work his church has done with World Vision and how that has impacted his perception of freedom and the … Read More

Global Goals: Stewarding God’s Earth

Global Goals: Stewarding God’s Earth

July 24, 2017By WV AdvocacyGlobal Goals No Comments

Goal #7: AFFORDABLE & CLEAN ENERGY By Zoey Wilson, Advocacy Communications Associate for World Vision Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all. Affordable and Clean Energy, Global Goal 7, is a push to become better stewards of the earth by using energy more efficiently and finding new and sustainable sources of … Read More

Faith and U.S. Foreign Assistance: A Podcast

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

Global Goals: Finding Equality

Global Goals: Finding Equality

July 20, 2017By WV AdvocacyGlobal Goals No Comments

Goal #4: QUALITY EDUCATION By Jessica Bousquette, Policy Advisor for Child Protection for World Vision and Shannon Sowell, formerly Senior Project Coordinator for World Vision Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Education is power, a key to unlocking doors to a future that is otherwise out of reach. … Read More

Global Goals: Meeting Physical Needs

Global Goals: Meeting Physical Needs

July 17, 2017By WV AdvocacyGlobal Goals No Comments

Goal #1: NO POVERTY By Amanda Mootz, Advocacy Mobilization Specialist for World Vision End poverty in all its forms everywhere. In a rural Kenyan village in June 2016, I met John and Grace, a couple who had to bury two of their children just after their first birthdays because of malnutrition. Malnutrition sounds so clinical. … Read More

House Passes Anti-Trafficking Bill!

House Passes Anti-Trafficking Bill!

July 13, 2017By Christina BradicAct, Making History, Protecting Children 1 Comment

Yesterday afternoon, the House passed the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017 (TVPRA) without objection! Since the bill was introduced in April, advocates have continually reached out to their Representatives communicating the importance of this bill, especially for the more than 20 million people in the world who are trafficked and … Read More

The Cost of Cuts

The Cost of Cuts

July 7, 2017By WV AdvocacyForeign Assistance 3 Comments

In May, the President released a proposed budget for FY2018 that included cutting foreign assistance accounts by one-third. These cuts would not only break the United States’ long-standing bipartisan commitment to help the world’s most vulnerable people, they would also put the health, security, and prosperity of Americans at risk. The deep and disproportionate cuts … Read More

School’s Out for the Summer!

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

Spotlight on Human Trafficking and Child Protection

Spotlight on Human Trafficking and Child Protection

July 6, 2017By WV AdvocacyLearn about Advocacy, Protecting Children 2 Comments

Join us on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, from 12:00-1:00 pm PST // 3:00-4:00 pm EST for an informative conference call on human trafficking and child protection. Trafficking, one form of violence against children, can have a long-lasting impact on the health, development, and education of a child.  In this conference call, you will hear from Rahsaan Graham … Read More