Please join us in praying for children around the world, advocates who stand with them, and world leaders who have the power to change policies.
Growing up, I have always been on the receiving side of international development and assistance. I was raised in a small village in western Uganda in the Kibaale district with no electricity, running water, or paved roads. Today, as a senior at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, I have a unique opportunity to reflect on … Read More
In May for the Global Week of Action, advocates from across the country sent a message to President Obama– “This year at the G7 summit, remember mothers and vulnerable children. Do not leave them off the post-2015 agenda.” This past weekend, ahead of the G7 summit, World Vision workers from eight international offices carried your … Read More
This past weekend, our team was in the ‘Windy City’ at the Justice Conference. We co-hosted the Advocacy for Global Poverty pre-conference track and were honored to not only be surrounded by thought leaders in this area, but to also have the opportunity to meet so many people with the heart, passion, and willingness to … Read More
“And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” -Micah 6:8 Alexia Salvatierra, author of Faith-Rooted Organizing from InterVarsity Press on Vimeo. “We know how to give a person a fish. We know quite a bit now about how to teach them … Read More
With the current escalation of conflict in Iraq and Syria, the July 2013 re-launching of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and the summer 2014 conflict in Gaza, eyes are once again turned toward the Middle East. In the midst of all the horrific and heartbreaking news, many people ask, where is the good? Who are the people that are seeking to follow God’s call in the midst of such chaos? Where are the peacemakers? We know that it often feels like there are more questions than answers. And so we invite you. Come and see April 14-22.
Today is day two of H2O:DC and we are going to Capitol Hill! Visit the blog throughout the day and follow us on Twitter for live updates as 165 advocates attend over 150 meetings- because we believe that the Water for the World Act should become law. You can support us by sending messages of … Read More
In the Beyond 5 office, postcards are stacking up! We asked you to help us get the word out about the Water for the World Act and since then, nearly 3,000 emails have been sent to Congress simply because people like you took action. Over 130 people have ordered postcards or are using a personal online … Read More
In case you missed it earlier this month, we announced some BIG news…and we want to make sure your chance to go to Washington, D.C., did not get lost in the abyss of your overcrowded inbox (we know it’s scary in there)! For the next two months, we’re going BIG for clean water, so that children under 5 can grow … Read More
On Saturday, October 19th, from 9:00 am-3:00 pm, our Beyond 5 team will be in Kentwood, Michigan for an advocacy training. If you have a heart for people living in poverty but haven’t always been sure what you can do, join us for a day of biblical teaching, discussion, and practical training in advocacy. You … Read More