Faith and U.S. Foreign Assistance: A Podcast

July 20, 2017By Zoey WilsonFood and Nutrition, Foreign Assistance No Comments

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

The Cost of Cuts

July 7, 2017By WV AdvocacyForeign Assistance 2 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

What is (or isn’t in) the President’s budget?

May 23, 2017By WV AdvocacyCall to Action, Foreign Assistance 5 Comments

Today the Administration released its fully detailed proposed budget for FY 2018. In this greater than 1500 page budget directed at Congress, the President addresses ‘reprioritizing Federal spending so that it advances the safety and security of the American people’ along with ‘a moral commitment’ and ‘countering economic stagnation.’ Unfortunately, the budget also includes 32 … 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