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

Closer Steps to a Better Future

January 31, 2017By Guest AuthorChild Education 1 Comment

By Daniel Gin Sian Mung “It took an hour [long] walk to reach school. We had to [wade] through deep sewage during the rains. Stray dogs also followed us,” says 8-year-old Seema, who lives with her grandmother in a village in Tonk, Rajasthan, India. These were only some of the dangers she and her friends … Read More

Breaking from Convention: Hem’s Story

January 11, 2017By Guest AuthorProtecting Children No Comments

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 marriage causes … Read More

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

January 4, 2017By Guest AuthorFood and Nutrition 1 Comment

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

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

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