Pray for Child Protection

Pray for Child Protection

January 18, 2018By Zoey WilsonBible Verses, Child Protection 1 Comment

There is hope for the one billion children around the world who are affected by violence.  Violence against children includes physical, emotional, and sexual violence, and many of these children suffer other harms – through abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Violence isn’t one size fits all; it can include trafficking, child labor, early marriage, and other … Read More

Hope Found in the Name of Jesus

Hope Found in the Name of Jesus

December 19, 2017By Guest AuthorBible Verses No Comments

This Advent season we are reflecting on the different candles of the Advent wreath. Advocate and pastor Bob Bouwer considers the fourth candle of Advent, hope, for part four of our five-part series. By Bob Bouwer This Advent season I have been thinking about the story of Joseph and his unique situation. What was he thinking? … Read More

How to Find Joy in the Midst of Suffering

How to Find Joy in the Midst of Suffering

December 14, 2017By Guest AuthorBible Verses 1 Comment

This Advent season we are reflecting on the different candles of the Advent wreath and how their themes relate to our role as advocates for Christ. Advocate Sarah Ellis from New Jersey provides insight on the third candle of joy for part three of our five-part series. By Sarah Ellis “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the … Read More

A new bill to help end violence against women

A new bill to help end violence against women

December 6, 2017By Lisa BosGender No Comments

When it might often seem like there is very little we as a country can agree on, I believe there is one issue where we can find consensus – that violence is never acceptable, especially towards women and children who are most vulnerable, whatever form that violence takes.  Whether the issue is child marriage, physical … Read More

No Lost Generation: Empowering Young People Affected by Conflict in Iraq and Syria

No Lost Generation: Empowering Young People Affected by Conflict in Iraq and Syria

December 4, 2017By Whitney GrovesChild Protection, Refugees No Comments

“What is the aim of this Congress? And what will happen for us next?” asked 19-year-old Hameed to a captive audience in the U.S. Capitol building. Over live video stream from the Harsham IDP (Internally Displaced People) and refugee camp in Iraq, Hameed (19), Yasmeen (13), and Mohamed (16), shared the hardships they experienced when … Read More

Trading Child Marriage for College Textbooks

Trading Child Marriage for College Textbooks

November 28, 2017By Guest AuthorChild Marriage, Gender 37 Comments

Harassment is one of many challenges girls and women face in Delhi, a sprawling city of 25 million people where there are problems of safety, vulnerability to violence and exploitation, pollution, and unsanitary or overcrowded living conditions. But empowered by sponsorship, girls in one neighborhood are overcoming poverty and trading child marriage for college textbooks. … Read More

Dreaming Big in Uganda

Dreaming Big in Uganda

November 21, 2017By Lisa BosChild Protection, Gender No Comments

As a girl growing up in Zeeland, Michigan, I had a lot of dreams about what my future might look like.  There were the immediate dreams (making the basketball team, getting all A’s) and the future dreams (going to college, finding a great career, having a family).  Some of those dreams were realized, and others … Read More