Reclaimed Cities

Reclaimed Cities

January 25, 2017By Stephanie HammondRefugee Crisis No Comments

Written by Stephanie Hammond, Policy Advisor for Conflicts and Disasters and Julie Stewart, Humanitarian Policy Intern As the battle to retake Mosul continues, urgent action is needed to allow children to resume their educations. Take action by sending an email to Congress now. Information about the ongoing military campaign to retake the city of Mosul, Iraq … Read More

A Note on Confirmation Hearings

A Note on Confirmation Hearings

January 13, 2017By Lisa BosForeign Assistance 2 Comments

You’ve likely seen or heard about the current flurry of activity in the U.S. Senate, beginning the confirmation process for President-elect Trump’s cabinet nominees. These are the people that will have leadership roles in the Administration — either heading up an agency or department or serving in another critical advisory role to the President. As … Read More

In Remembrance: A Stone of Hope

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

Breaking from Convention: Hem’s Story

Breaking from Convention: Hem’s Story

January 11, 2017By Guest AuthorProtecting Children No Comments

By Nissi Thapa Globally, 11 percent of girls are married before they are 15. This often means that they drop out of school, don’t work, and are at greater risk of complications due to pregnancy and childbirth. But World Vision is working to stop this through local advocacy programs that educate communities about the harm early … Read More

17 Things to Read in 2017

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

From the Nation’s Breadbasket: A Pastor’s Call to End Hunger

From the Nation’s Breadbasket: A Pastor’s Call to End Hunger

January 4, 2017By Guest AuthorFood and Nutrition No Comments

In this article originally published in a column co-hosted by Agri-Pulse and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Pastor John Crosby shares his experience witnessing poverty and hunger and reminds us of Jesus’ call to feed the hungry. By John Crosby “Give them something to eat,” Jesus said. As a pastor, I’m struck by these well-known words, spoken … Read More

Why we need to come together officially, to end violence against children

Why we need to come together officially, to end violence against children

January 3, 2017By Christina BradicProtecting Children 2 Comments

Officially, there are over one billion reasons to come together to end violence against children. Over half of the world’s children are affected by violence, and every one of these more than one billion children deserve a life where they can thrive and reach their full potential. Violence against children includes abuse, exploitation, forced labor, … Read More

A Prayer for Peace on Earth

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

Prayers for Clean Water

Prayers for Clean Water

December 23, 2016By Guest AuthorBiblical Call to Advocacy 1 Comment

This is part 11 of our 12-part series, 12 Prayers of Christmas. Check back and join us at we pray together leading up to Christmas. By Julie Stewart “But whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to … Read More

The Baby in the Straw

The Baby in the Straw

December 22, 2016By Guest AuthorFrom the Blog 2 Comments

By Dana M Buck Merry Christmas! To celebrate, we wanted to share with you a story by Dana M Buck. In this story, you will be taken into the world of an 8-year-old boy as he delights in his Christmas traditions and fears stockings full of coal, learning about grace and forgiveness along the way. We … Read More