WHAT'S GOING ON: THE BLOG
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
“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
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
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
As we start a new year, take a moment to reflect on God’s call to justice and to advocate for the poor. We hope these verses inspire you as much as they inspire us! “Follow justice and justice alone, so that you may live and possess the land the Lord your God is giving you.” … Read More
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
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
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
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
Poverty-focused foreign assistance
While most Americans estimate that foreign assistance comprises 26% of the U.S. budget, it actually accounts for less than 1% of federal spending — but positively impacts millions who live in extreme poverty globally. Each dollar translates into lives saved for those who live in poverty.
Currently, one in every 113 people in the world is a refugee, and the conflict in Syria has contributed to the largest refugee crisis since WWII. We’re educating members of Congress about the refugees’ realities in the region and working to maximize humanitarian aid to those in desperate need.
Globally, 85 million children are trapped in dirty, dangerous, and degrading jobs – including nearly 8 million in forced labor. We work to promote U.S. foreign policies that protect vulnerable children from exploitation, forced labor, human trafficking, and violence. As a community we speak out to prevent policies that could result in their undue harm to children.
Healthy moms and babies
Every day, nearly 16,000 children under the age of 5 die from preventable causes. Pregnancy and childbirth claim the lives of nearly 300,000 mothers a year. We advocate for U.S. legislation that will help improve the health of mothers and young children where access to life-saving care is limited.
Food Security and Livelihoods
Nearly 800 million people in the world will go to bed tonight without enough food or nourishment. Without this, children cannot grow, learn, or fend off sickness and disease. With the right tools, families and communities can fight hunger. We urge solutions that help families help themselves, and build resilience against future obstacles.